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    I'm always faced with what to get several people who already have everything. Well this year I found something that is exquisite and inexpensive, and in the "food" category.

    They are Oblaten Cookie Wafers. There are websites I have personally tried while in search for this Holy Grail from my childhood. This was an award winning treat coming from an old spa resort town of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. It has a sweet layer between two wafer thin layers of crisp wafers. The total thickness is no thicker than a nickel or quarter. The effect of Communism and wars nearly obliterated all the families and locations where these were made. There are only a few sources for authentic Oblaten wafers left, and even fewer for those of us living in the USA.


    • The most well known is from www.Oblaten.com in Minnesota, which comes in five flavors, a nice tin, and cut in 6 pie wedges. These are very good, and most people would be happy with them.


    • There is also a spin off somewhat similar creation that uses honey as the filler between the two thin wafers at www.anisihoneywafer.com which are also very nice, and come in two flavors. These are more chewy and fragile crackers, but also worth sampling.



    These are very unique, low calorie, absolutely delicious, and I cannot think of a better gift.
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    Wow, that first one is really out in the boonies! (AKA New Germany, MN)

    My brother lives just a few miles from there. Next time I'm at his place I'll have to stop in and try some of this "Oblaten".
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    Looking at those cookies reminds me of the Punselie's Stroopkoekje I had on a Dutch airline I flew when I went to Spain. I loved those little cookies. They are two crispy biscuit cookies with a caramel layer between. I saved the wrapper so I could find them again. If I wanted to get some I'd have to order them from Holland. Hmmmm, now that I look at them again, maybe I should order some. Between the exchange rate and shipping they wouldn't be cheap though.

    Any of our Dutch friends here know the ones I'm talking about? Punselie's? Isn't Bart in the Netherlands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Looking at those cookies reminds me of the Punselie's Stroopkoekje I had on a Dutch airline I flew when I went to Spain. I loved those little cookies. They are two crispy biscuit cookies with a caramel layer between. I saved the wrapper so I could find them again. If I wanted to get some I'd have to order them from Holland. Hmmmm, now that I look at them again, maybe I should order some. Between the exchange rate and shipping they wouldn't be cheap though.

    Any of our Dutch friends here know the ones I'm talking about? Punselie's? Isn't Bart in the Netherlands?
    Place in Massachusetts sells them...about 1/2 way down:

    Item #1107 Stroopkoekjes by Punselie, Box of 16 cookies $3.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Looking at those cookies reminds me of the Punselie's Stroopkoekje I had on a Dutch airline I flew when I went to Spain. I loved those little cookies. They are two crispy biscuit cookies with a caramel layer between. I saved the wrapper so I could find them again. If I wanted to get some I'd have to order them from Holland. Hmmmm, now that I look at them again, maybe I should order some. Between the exchange rate and shipping they wouldn't be cheap though.

    Any of our Dutch friends here know the ones I'm talking about? Punselie's? Isn't Bart in the Netherlands?
    I'm not familiar with the brand that you are talking about, but they are pretty darn common in the Netherlands. Luckily there is a Dutch store not too far away that stocks all these great treats! Siroopwaffelen are maybe the best part of having dutch ancestors.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroopwafel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack On Wheels View Post
    I'm not familiar with the brand that you are talking about, but they are pretty darn common in the Netherlands. Luckily there is a Dutch store not too far away that stocks all these great treats! Siroopwaffelen are maybe the best part of having dutch ancestors.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroopwafel
    I'm not sure what the difference between Punselie's Stroopcookies and Stroopwafels, but Amazon has a ton of them. Wonder which would be best to try. Oh bloody hell, just ordered 5 different ones, including this one that gets raves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    I'm not sure what the difference between Punselie's Stroopcookies and Stroopwafels, but Amazon has a ton of them. Wonder which would be best to try. Oh bloody hell, just ordered 5 different ones, including this one that gets raves.
    I've never tried the Punselies, but I've grown up with the stroopwafels and you can't go wrong with those.
    Let us know which ones you like best!

    Argh... now I've got a terrible craving for them and I won't be able to pick some up for at least a week or two!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    I'm not sure what the difference between Punselie's Stroopcookies and Stroopwafels, but Amazon has a ton of them. Wonder which would be best to try. Oh bloody hell, just ordered 5 different ones, including this one that gets raves.
    Lol, what a scam, except for maybe one week, I've spent all my live in The Netherlands (Holland) and I've never seen that particular brand of Stroopwafels. Not at the weekly market, not in any supermarket, not when visiting my grandparents, never.


    Those Punselies cookies: here we buy stuff like that in rolls of up to 40 cookies.

    Anyway: I eat my stoofwafels hot. Put them on top of a cup of hot coffee or tea, and they become soft

    I am more then willing to help anybody out if you want to import something from my country. All the Wall Street suckers are rallying the dollar right now, so exchange rates are a bit better for you know then a month ago.

    But aren't there strict regulations from customs concerning food imports?

    Oh btw: here we have nothing to do to get Stroopwafels. Churces, Schools, Music clubs, Sport clubs, charities; they all come to your door to sell you stroopwafels

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