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Maria Cookie Chocolate Bar

by Bocao

Many rumors say that the María cookies owe their name to the fact that in the 1920s the Spanish cookie maker Eugenio Fontaneda decided to call them that in honor of his little granddaughter. But the truth is a little more "fancy" than that.
This humble cookie gained its birth and name at a royal event. It was created by the English pastry chef Peek Freans in London, in 1874 to commemorate the wedding of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia with Alfredo de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh, that is, that the cookie María is called thus in honor of a Grand Duchess Maria. The "Marie Biscuit" was called by the English pastry chefs.

In Spain the introduction of this cookie is credited to the Fontaneda company, according to legend, the first María Artiach arrived in Spain in 1907 and it was not until 1913 that it reached the hands of Rafael Fontaneda, son of Eugenio and responsible for the new factory for the production of Maria cookies from Fontaneda companies.

This chocolate bar is made with raw Panamanian Cacao & Crushed Maria Cookie. The perfect snack with an afternoon tea.

Learn more about Bocao' Cacao Panama here.