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Oddly-Named Candy: Wiener Nougat

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Weiner Nougat

I came across this one today while looking for something else – I swear I wasn’t googling “wiener” at work! I thought it was pretty funny, at least as candy names go. Manufactured by Fazer, a division of the Midco Company in Italy, this humorously-titled product is a combination of cocoa, sugar, and almonds.

From Wikipedia:

A totally different nougat type is called “Wiener (Viennese) Nougat”, or, in German, “Schmelz-Schokolade” (molten chocolate, because of its mellow consistency), which contains only sugar, cocoa butter, almonds, and cocoa mass.

I can’t trust any candy with the word wiener in it, despite the fact that the ingredients and the description make it sound like a “wiener”. (Yes, that was bad, but it had to be done.)

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8 Responses to “Oddly-Named Candy: Wiener Nougat”

  1. 1
    Anne says:

    Oh, I can assure you that it’s actually *very* tasty! It’s soft and chocolatey with flaked toasted almonds – very yum. Never thought of the name as amusing before though. :)

  2. 2
    Robert says:

    Even though Wiener is pronounced like “Vain-er,” I still had to forward a picture of this to a friend of mine via email and ask her if she got any of IT last night.

  3. 3
    Anne says:

    *hangs head* Well, we pronounce it “wee-ner”. And the dancing couple? They’re doing a wiener waltz. From Vienna. (Which is also known as, of course, Wien.) Hence the name.

  4. 4
    aino says:

    The name may indeed sound odd, although as Anne pointed out, if just refers to Vienna and sounds perfectly normal if your used to other languages than English. The manufacturer of this chocolate is Fazer, a Finnish company founded in 1891 employing 13.000 people – it is not a division of Midco, which may of course distribute its products in Italy.

  5. 5
    Miko says:

    I assure you, this stuff is absolutely stellar. Get your hands on some if you can.

  6. 6
    Wease says:

    I can assure you this is the best chocolate I have ever eaten. And the almonds are sliced so thin, I bet you could read through them. If anyone knows how to order this, please post it.

  7. 7
    Anna says:

    Well, since ‘Wien’ is ‘Vienna’ in German, and these are therefore ‘Viennese’ nougats…it’s not really that odd of a name.
    Just because it’s in a different language?
    Anyway, the chocolate is brilliant. You can buy it in a number of places online. Look for Scandinavian stores, and also keep an eye out for the chocolate-filled egg shells Fazer produces for Easter. Those are just amazing!

  8. 8
    Heikki says:

    then you can’t eat a danish pastry in Finland either they also are called wiener or viineri.

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