Maria Cookie Chocolate Bar
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.