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Ptasie mleczko - Bird`s Milk

$8.99

Weight: 0.85 LB

Who isn’t fond of Ptasie Mleczko - light, milky, vanilla fluff dipped in chocolate?  These marshmallows (translated literally, 'bird’s milk') have survived a number of changes in Poland’s political system.  Today, looking back, few remember that before 1989 they were a highly sought after product and not always available.   The history of these marshmallows dates back to the interwar period.  Where does the name come from?  It was coined by Jan Wedel – the owner of the largest chocolate factory in pre-war Poland, founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Charles Wedel.  Even before 1939, "Ptasie Mleczko" was a registered trademark for the company E. Wedel.  However, recipes for the dessert’s characteristic foamy filling – called 'milk' of various flavours – can be found in old Polish cookbooks, including Maria Ochorowicz-Monatowa’s The Universal Cookbook from the early twentieth century.  When the trademark on "Ptasie Mleczko" expired in the 1950s, a number of confectionary plants began to produce sweets under the name.  The trademark has since been renewed by Wedel and while other manufacturers can produce similar sweets, they cannot do so with the iconic name "Ptasie Mleczko".


Ptasie Mleczko - chocolate covered, incredibly delicate and delicious marshmallows, available in three great flavors: lemon, vanilla and chocolate, delivered in small cartons. One of the most famous and uniquely Polish specialties. The default flavor is vanilla. If you want other flavors please list them at the "Notes and Special Requests" field at the checkout. 380g (13.4 oz)

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