We just got back from a 5-days trip to Budapest, and guess what we staffed our suitcase with? You got that right, lots and lots of snacks and goodies.
We already shared the first 8 snacks we tried here – Giant Snack Haul from Budapest [Part 1], and now it’s time for the next 10!
(Disclaimer: Not all items are 100% Hungarian, but all were collected from stores in Budapest and some are indeed made in Hungary)
I tried but couldn’t really find any information online about this corn puff snack. This snack reminded me of the loved Israeli Bamba and the small dwarf on the packaging looks so content so I had to get this one. Even though the bag contains only 70g it’s quite big due to the light, large pieces. I had to munch on it in several separate occasions until it was over.
Taste wise, it doesn’t remind me of Bamba at all. Actually, there isn’t really much taste going on here. It’s pretty dull. You can taste a bit of salt here and there, and that’s pretty much it. Texture wise – it’s reminiscent of a snack that’s gone bad. That’s kind of strange at first but to tell you the truth – I did finish the entire bag.
2. Cheetos Spirals
I don’t think I need to introduce Cheetos. This Cheese and Ketchup spirals variety isn’t available in my home town but I think it’s probably available in countries other than Hungary.
Each spiral is HUGE and crunchy. They are very flavorful so overall, if you are a Cheetos fan, you’re probably going to like this one as well.
3. Milka Oreo Snow Balls
In the cutest package are 4 wrapped eggs, all winter decorated, and only 2 spoons (hinting us to eat 2 per person?).
Each chocolate egg is filled with vanilla cream and tiny cookies crumbs. The chocolate is embossed with wintery decorations, which also include a cauldron lid. So adorable! Trying to crack the outer shell is harder than I expected, considering the tool they provided is a small plastic spoon.
The size of each egg was fine, and overall it’s a nice snack. It tastes of Oreo and Milka chocolate. Fun, but not amazing.
4. Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
The Belvita brand is from the same people who brought us Oreo. They have a few Breakfast Biscuits flavors, such as chocolate, berries, cranberry orange and more. They promise to “release 4 hours of nutritious steady energy to fuel you all morning long”.
The one I picked is a biscuit sandwich with vanilla cream in the middle. Each package has two of these.
The biscuit is very hard and dry, the kind that sticks to your teeth for hours later for you to scratch out with your tongue. Maybe that’s the 4 hours they were referring to. The vanilla cream in the middle had a weird, artificial taste.
5. Milka Waffelini
Another Milka snack that isn’t available in my home country. This one is super light, as opposed to the creamy eggs. It’s very simple – a very light and airy wafer, covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate. A perfect chocolate snack!
6. Master Crok Pizza Flavor
Here’s another snack by Chio – in the last review I wrote about their Lángos Chips. Budapest supermarket shelves were packed with different flavors of Chio chips and snacks, which is actually a German company.
This one is more targeted for kids, with a pizza delivery crocodile riding his bike. Each corn snack is shaped like a crocodile – nicely executed.
Taste wise – I think they went way too heavy with the herb flavoring which turned out to be overpowering. The texture of the puffy snack is very crunchy. Not the best pizza snack in my opinion.
7. Apple Muesli Bar
The Cerbona brand name is composed from the words cereals and grain, so guess what they specialize in? So they do mueslis, muesli bars, cereals and more in this area.
I got the apple, honey and lemon muesli bar. First you taste the apple, then the honey and lemon flavor kicks in. It’s very chewy and also not very crispy. Hardly exciting.
8. Moments Wafer
Another wafer snack, this one is by a Slovak brand and it’s the bestselling wafer of all time in Czech Republic and Slovakia. There are several flavors: peanuts, chocolate, milk, coconut and hazelnut.
There are several crispy thin layers of wafer. The sides are covered in a thin layer of chocolate, which isn’t really noticeable. The wafer is filled with milk cream that tasted a bit funky to me and had a really bad aftertaste. Pass.
9. Sport Szelet
Sport Szelet is the first chocolate bar that was produced in Hungary, back in the 50’s. The packaging looks like it stayed the same as day one. The simple yellow font on the bright green background sticks out due to its outdated and vintage design.
The size of the chocolate bar is very small – only 25g. It doesn’t look and smell the most appealing. The taste and texture is surprisingly good, though! The chocolate mass, cocoa fondant made of cocoa powder with a hint of rum, is very creamy and dense. I can definitely understand how this one stuck around for so long.
10. Unicums Chocolate
Visiting Budapest, you will encounter this black bottle of alcohol everywhere you go. Unicum is a Hungarian herbal liqueur, produced from over 40 different herbs!
I found this bonbon at one of those tourist gift shops right by the counter and thought I’d give it a try. The flavorful chocolate is filled with marzipan and berries. I expected much more of alcoholic flavor, and some more distinct taste, but I haven’t tasted anything unique here.