These chocolate filled cookies will most probably become your kids' go-to whenever they are craving a little snack!
LU (that are the initials of Lefèvre-Utile) was created in Nantes, France in 1850 by Romain Lefèvre and his wife Pauline-Isabelle Utile. They initially sold biscuits from an English company but soon created their own little family business, baking cookies and labeling each package with their initials, LU. Lu is now one of the most famous French brands for biscuits, cookies and snacks. Lu Biscuits are now distributed by Mondelez International and available in over 100 countries including in the United States. The Prince is a cocoa cream filling sandwiched in between two biscuits which makes it a very attractive snack since it combines all the best flavors into one cookie. They also have the drawing of a prince engraved on each cookie, which makes it even more fun and attractive for kids! But don’t worry, Prince cookies are not just for kids, they’re also much appreciated by adults so there is no reason for you to miss out on these delicious biscuits! Try dipping them in hot chocolate and thank us later! ingredients:
48% cereals (wheat and rye)
non hydrogenated vegetable fat and hydrogenated fat cocoa powder 4.5%
lactose and milk protein
raising agent: bicarbonate of ammonium hydrogen carbonate-sodium-diphosphate disodium whole milk (0.29%) and skim milk (0.29%) powder (equivalent to 5% milk)
emulsifier: soya lecithin
antioxidant: citric acid.
Contains: gluten, soy, milk.
Weight: 300 grams / 10.6 oz
Alsatian Baking Powder - Alsa
Ready to bake a cake like the French? Grab one of the famous pink pouches of Alsa baking powder, known in France as levure chimique or levure alsacienne.
Unlike most American brands, Alsa is single-acting, which means that it creates the gas needed for leavening as soon as it is mixed with liquid ingredients. The double-acting powders that are common in the U.S. release gas in two stages: first when mixed with liquid ingredients, and then when heated.
Alsa was created in 1897 by Emile Moench, a young French baker who travelled to Vienna for his apprenticeship. He was surprised to discover that his employer used chemical yeast rather than traditional baking yeast for his cakes. At the time, baking powder was still being developed and refined: the German August Oetker invented it in 1891. Upon Emile’s return to France, he began to make the chemical yeast himself. At the time, the village priest took care of the marketing and distribution! Emile’s wife dreamt of an Alsacian woman in a traditional headdress, which spurred the creation of the logo and pink packaging for which Alsa is still known today. The company grew quickly, and soon Alsa was producing all manner of baking ingredients. Emile even published a collection of baking recipes, and became the first cookbook editor before World War I. After World War II, Alsa establishes itself throughout France as the top producer of baking ingredients. The company wins over hearts and minds with its simple, straightforward recipes. This reputation continues today. In fact, a little pink pouch is sold every three seconds!
Want to use Alsatian Baking Powder at home? You have lots of options of delicious recipes to make. Try a marble cake, madeleines, Breton biscuits, or light and sweet homemade fried dough. Savory recipes are an option too: Alsa pouches are great for homemade pizza dough or tortillas. If you have a waffle machine, use Alsatian Baking Powder to make your waffles fluffy and delicious.
Sold in packs of 8 pouches of 11 grams each. This is roughly equivalent to one tablespoon of baking powder.
Bring out the French cook in you with Nestlé Dessert’s Dark Chocolate!
This chocolate is flavorful and has a balanced aroma, and melts wonderfully. Made with carefully selected cacao beans and pure cacao butter, it’s the perfect selection to ensure that your baking adventures turn out well! From refined chocolate cakes and flavorful mousses to classic brownies and melt-in-your-mouth lava cakes, Nestlé Dessert’s Dark Chocolate bar will satisfy all of your baking needs.
Thanks to the Cacao Plan, Nestlé supports cacao growers to help them improve the quality of their cacao. They teach best practices, run field schools for skilled local labor, and provide resources to help farmers maximize their crops, amongst other programs.
In 1866, the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company was founded. The Americans Charles and George Page used abundant supplies of fresh milk in Switzerland and knowledge gained across the Atlantic to establish Europe’s first production facility for condensed milk in Cham. Meanwhile, in 1867, Henri Nestlé, launched “farine lactée” (“flour with milk”) in Vevey, Switzerland. It combined cow’s milk, wheat flour, and sugar. Nestlé developed it for consumption by infants who could not be breastfed, to tackle high mortality rates. By 1878, there was fierce competition between Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss. Both had started manufacturing the other’s key product. The two companies merged in 1905. They had over 20 factories and their sales network spanned Europe and North America but also Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
The Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Milk Company helped the war effort in World War I by producing large amounts of basic dairy products for government contracts. Condensed milk is long-lasting and easy to transport, which made it popular with armed forces. For example, in 1915 the British Army starts issuing Nestlé canned milk to soldiers in their emergency rations.
Nestlé began selling chocolate in 1904 when it took over export sales for Peter & Kohler. The Nestlé company had played a role in the development of milk chocolate starting in 1875, when it supplied his Vevey neighbor Daniel Peter with condensed milk. In 1929, chocolate became an integral part of Nestlé’s business. Over the next few decades, they develop exciting new products such as white chocolate, chocolate bars with honey and air bubbles, vitamin supplements, and Nescafé. Nowadays, products like Nestlé chocolate bars, Nescafé, and Nesquik are the reasons the brand is well-known – and the reason you are on this page!
cocoa paste (West Africa, South America)
emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)
natural vanilla aroma (Madagascar)
Cacao content: 52% minimum.
May contain shell fruit, milk.
Weight: 205 g
Size: 7 oz
Mikado - Lu
Thin biscuit sticks covered in dark or Milk chocolate in a to go size package. May contain nuts and produce in France.
Haribo - Tagada
Haribo Tagada are classic French gummy candies with a delightful strawberry flavor. Comes in a 120g bag - Made in France.