These Zitrone Waffeln – Lemon Cream Wafers – from Manner Wien were a bit of a surprise to me! Have you tried this brand before?
I hadn’t, actually. This was my first foray into the world of Manner! And what a way to start…
Manner is an old company, founded during 1890 in Vienna, Austria. I’ve seen a few Manner stores during my visits to the country and yet had somehow managed to avoid purchasing anything at all. I mean, they’re wafers. What’s all the fuss about?
My prior experience of wafer biscuits lands somewhere between Pink Panthers and stale, sugary cardboard disappointment. I’d actually thought I didn’t like wafers at all… but it’s just that I’ve been eating the wrong ones!
Five layers of crispy wafer are filled with fresh and fruity lemon for a unique taste sensation. The bite-sized shape was designed by the company’s founder Josef Manner I back in 1898 and has remained to this day. | Manner
These lemon wafers are suitable for a vegan diet, but do include both gluten and soya lecithin.
First impressions were good! A strong, lemony scent wafted up from the packet as soon as I opened it.
Thankfully it’s not all scent and no substance. These waffle bites have an impressively zingy lemon flavour to them and the thing I was most surprised about – the waffle is lovely! It’s crisp, airy, light, delicate and flaky… And not cardboard like at all!
The delicious lemon flavour here is bright and sweet, tasting of real fruit. Though it doesn’t look like there’s much by way of filling, they pack a surprisingly punchy flavour hit!
They’re actually fantastic and if the rest of the Manner product range is as good as these, I can see why there are shops in Austria dedicated to them. These lemon ones are really addictive!