Famous Slovak wafer came about by accident

Horalky Wafers are popular for their peanut filling.

(Source: The Slovak Spectator)

Horalky Wafers are really popular among Slovaks and the Sedita bakery makes about 160 million of them every year. The traditional recipe was invented almost by accident in 1965 .

“There were no hazelnuts on the market (part of another type of wafer). So, the recipe had to change and peanuts were added to filling. The Horalky were born thanks to this coincidence,” describes Ján Kosturiak for the website Podnikaj a ži!. He is one of the friends of Štefan Kassay who came up with the Horalky recipe.

Štefan Kassay is a co-owner of the Sereď and Figaro Trnava bakeries. These both became a part of I.D.C. Holdings where the most popular Slovak sweets are made, such as Tatranka, Mila, Lina and Vesna.

“Sweets are not what fascinated me, I was more interested in their production,” said Kassay about the beginning of his business.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovakia had followers of Palach

Despite the efforts of the communist regime, people kept Jan Palach and his protest in their memory.

One of the student demonstrations in Bratislava, 1969.

Sport, torture and guns; Palach was a fighter

The death of Ján Palach inspired protests that led to the overthrow of the communist regime.

Jan Palach

15 Slovaks have become Righteous Among the Nations

More than 580 Slovaks have received the honour to date.

Home is where the music makes sense

We may share poverty, but never the songs that make us shiver.

Tom Waits