There were a few years at the end of high school where I was very much interested in sweet Korean snacks. Looking back, it was mostly likely the influence of Korean classmates. At some point I switched to savoury Korean snacks in the form of Potato Noodle Soup or Shin Ramyun by Nongshim, but it’s been many years for a sweet snack. This here is Vienna Coffee Couque D’asse by Crown.
Two soft cookies sandwich a Vienna coffee cream filling. Vienna coffee is coffee or espresso topped with whipped cream, although the one I had in Japan was topped with a marshmallowy meringue.
The cookies smell like a vanilla wafer with a hint of sweet coffee. They taste much like how they smell with the cookie having a light and soft texture that crumbles when eaten, and the coffee flavour being sweet without the pleasant bitterness and lingers lightly in the aftertaste. While I enjoy these cookies, they’re so ordinary and inoffensive in flavour and texture with no moreish qualities that I don’t reach for another bite.
This package of Vienna Coffee Couque D’Asse by Crown contained one piece. It was produced in South Korea and gifted by colleagues in Sydney, Australia.