Baiocchi from Mulino Bianco – an Italian hazelnut and cocoa cream filled sandwich cookie! I wonder how they’ll fit into my cookie ranking chart?
Let’s start with a Google Translation:
Two unmistakable pastafrolla biscuits contain a soft cream of 100% Italian hazelnuts and cocoa. The perfect union for a greedy breakfast and rich in taste. | Mulino Bianco
Biscuits for breakfast! Oh wait, not just a breakfast… a GREEDY breakfast. Oh I do love a Google-salad at review writing time… The actual suggestion is a glass of orange juice, a cappuccino and four biscuits.
These cute little button shaped sandwich cookies came from Hit supermarket at Rosenheimer Platz in Munich.
Starting with the biscuit itself – it’s a fine, crisp, relatively neutral yet creamy flavoured cookie. Texturally short and crunchy, it’s light and crisp throughout with just a little crumblyness when bitten through.
The top and bottom biscuit layers twist apart easily, revealing the smooth hazelnut and cocoa cream interior. Please note, this does say cocoa and that is exactly what it tastes like. It’s not quite a standard milky chocolate, as it has a hint of dark chocolate bitterness and a gentle earthy quality to the aftertaste. Now I’m not saying it’s bitter – it’s most definitely sweetened – but it does have a noticeable cocoa edge.
I’ve kinda buried the important part here – so I’ll point it out: Hazelnut + Cocoa + Sugar = Nutella. So, hazelnut plus cocoa gives an overall Nutella-esque vibe to these Italian biscuits. I mean, anything hazelnut and chocolate related is going to bring up those comparisons.
Because the cookies avoid being over sweet and sugary and as the filling is rounded out with a cocoa flavour, these are (to me) nicely balanced and really easy to eat. I mean, really really easy. The creamy flavour of the biscuit builds too, if you happen to eat a few in one sitting.
Alright, so they’re pretty addictive. Where, oh where, shall I rank them?
Mulino Bianco Cookie Ranking