Review: Bis Frollina Di Confettura Di More E Mirtilli from Dolciaria Val d’Enza

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Bis Frollina Di Confettura Di More E Mirtilli. It’s a long name and there’s a lot of information on the sleeve to unpack. We’d best get cracking on this Italian pastry tart snack review!

Okay, the glaringly obvious one is – is it Bis Frolline or Bis Frollina? In short, both. I think. Though my Italian language skills are non-existent, I’ve got a feeling that Bis Frolline is the plural version and Bis Frollina the singular of the word. If you can shed some light on it, feel free to drop a comment below!

As for how the name translates? Well I’ll not embarrass myself.

Product Review: Bis Frollina Di Confettura Di More E Mirtilli from Dolciaria Val d'Enza, Italy | EatExploreEtc.com

I picked these up in Rewe, a German supermarket. They come as a multi-pack of four individually wrapped tarts. As you might have guessed, they’re filled with a fruit jam that according to English translation on the back is: “Cake with Red Mulberry and Black Bilberry Jam”.

Product Review: Bis Frollina Di Confettura Di More E Mirtilli from Dolciaria Val d'Enza, Italy | EatExploreEtc.com

They’re made without palm oil (“senza olio di palma”) and in the long list of ingredients, there’s wheat flour, butter, eggs and vegetable fats though I spy “powder milk” on the list of allergens too. So in short, they’re no good for anyone with allergies or a vegan diet.

Each 50g tart (or cake, or biscuit) comes in at around 210 kcal.

Product Review: Bis Frollina Di Confettura Di More E Mirtilli from Dolciaria Val d'Enza, Italy | EatExploreEtc.com

On opening, it smells gently sweet and has a tender crust that lands somewhere between shortbread and shortcrust pasty – though it leans towards the latter. There’s a nice crumbly quality to it, with a pleasant amount of biscuit crunch and tender pastryness.

Naturally they’re a little on the dry side, though that’s to be expected with a mouthful of pastry and only a small amount of jam in the ratio. Coming in at 30% jam, there’s more of biscuit than of fruity filling with these double-crusted tarts.

The thing is though – I like it.

Product Review: Bis Frollina Di Confettura Di More E Mirtilli from Dolciaria Val d'Enza, Italy | EatExploreEtc.com

The jam has a nice generically berry flavour but it’s a touch on the sweet side. I’ve have liked to see the filling contain more fruity tartness, but with a mass produced, pre-packaged product like this I can’t say I’m all that surprised when there’s too much sugar involved.

It’s not an amazing product, by any means. But! It is what I expected, more or less. Imagine ‘Mr. Kipling Goes to Italy’ and I suspect you’re in the ballpark. In my opinion, it’s not something worth hunting down, but if I was offered one I wouldn’t say no. It is what it is and it’s nice enough.

6th September, 2017
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