The Butter Krak egg, made by Philadelphia based S. Zitner Company, has long been a mainstay of my region. I live only a short drive across the Delaware in New Jersey, and every year, I always hear about people going crazy for Zitners eggs. I’ve never tried them until now, when I ran across them a few days ago.
The Butter Krak, which is made exclusively by Zitners and comes in many sizes from 1.25 oz. to 1 pound and was invented in the 1930s. It’ss filled with a mixture of coconut and butter cream, and coated in both coconut and dark chocolate.
How’s it taste? Honestly, I didn’t like it. I have never been a fan of coconut, though I do like butter cream. The filling in these candies seemed very dry, and was very thick and chewy. Perhaps it’s my dislike of coconut clouding my judgement, but I honestly don’t know why people love these so much. The plain butter cream variety, however, was very delicious and I would recommend that fully.
Unfortunately, the origin of the name Krak has been lost to time, but there are certainly plenty of jokes and puns ready to be made, and I will leave those up to you, fellow Candy Addicts.
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