When I posted about Schoko Strolche from Dickmann’s last week, I really hadn’t anticipated much of a response. Then some lovely folk on Twitter suggested the Super ones were much better.
So here I am, with a box of Super Dickmann’s and a bread roll…
Which leads me to what I learnt about these chocolate coated marshmallow treats on Twitter:
- They’re originally Danish | Wikipedia
- The large sized versions can be used in a party game, where the player’s hands are tied behind their backs and the one that finishes eating the treat first is the winner. | Party Games
- A children’s birthday party favourite dessert uses Chocolate Kisses as a primary ingredient | Mohrenkopfkuchen
- They can be served like a sandwich! There were recollections of them being popular in school cafeterias and a 1950’s delicacy. | Matschbrötchen
Clearly, there’s a lot of love for the Super Dickmann’s style treat.
There was a nice cocoa aroma from the box on opening it, with the large chocolate kisses being held in place by a protective, shaped plastic insert. Amazingly, despite having spent around half an hour in the 24°C sun with me on their walk home from the supermarket, these guys were in perfect shape. Not cracked and not melting.
Twitterers – You were right. These are so much better than their mini counterparts.
The chocolate is the same as the dark coating from the Schoko Strolche box, which means there’s a nice cocoa bitterness to it but the ratios are far improved. For each bite, there’s a good chunk of thin chocolate coating to go along with the thick, fluffy and far more substantial marshmallow filling.
As I found the filling to be the best part of the little ones, it does make sense that I would like the Super size much better. The quantity of it really does improve the overall fun munchability of the chocolate kiss. Whilst the whipped marshmallowy filling doesn’t offer much in the way of flavour (other than meringuey sweetness), it’s entertaining to eat in a childish sort of way.
The wafer is still poor but doesn’t seem as utterly awful as in the mini ones. For whatever reason, I don’t feel they’re quite as stale and chewy – but happily as the Super Dickmann’s are so large, you could easily bin the base if you felt the need to.
For Matschbrötchen I was given the translation of “Splash Bun”. Once I saw these chocolate marshmallows served as a sandwich, I knew I had to give it a try. One quick Google Search told me it was most definitely a thing. And of course, it wouldn’t be Germany unless there were multiple regional names for it, like Fortunabrötchen.
It’s perhaps the simplest recipe I’ve ever heard of: Split bread. Add chocolate kiss. SQUISH. Eat. Of course the bread is important – these rolls are beautifully soft on the inside with a lightly golden, flaky crisp crust.
German bread can be utterly fantastic, by the way. At this point, I’m pretty sure an unhealthy portion of my body weight can be attributed to these glorious carbs…
As a sandwich, it’s a pretty ridiculously unhealthy option. I’m not sure it’s got any redeemable nutritional benefits but that, quite clearly, isn’t the point. It is, however, very fun.
Sack off the adult side of your brain and promise yourself a fantastic green salad, laden with tomatoes and all manner of brightly coloured veggies for your dinner. You’ll want it after all this carby sugar!
Embrace the childish glee of smushing chocolate coated marshmallow creme onto some bread. It’s impossible not to find some joy in that! It took a bit of effort but the ‘crack’ of the chocolate as it gave way was oddly satisfying. If you’re the sort that likes popping bubble wrap, this might be the trashy lunch option for you!
Anyway, what you’ve got is a fluff sandwich, with little cocoa hits. The sweetness is marginally muted by the bread roll but importantly, that awful wafer bottom is completely hidden and entirely unnoticeable. When you make this choose a nice, lightly crusty roll to hide it properly.
It’s hard to eat without getting the sticky marshmallow all over you but I can totally see why kids would love this. If you’re capable of abandoning all nutritional sense, you’ve got to give matschbrötchen a try. It’s ridiculously good fun!
As a parting word, I’d like to thank everyone that dropped in on me via Twitter to offer their suggestions. This was a really fun snack exploration! Thanks!