Kolonada spa wafers
Kolonada: Traditional spa wafers with tasty chocolate or hazelnut filling
If you’ve ever been to the Czech Republic, you will recognise the distinctive Kolonada packaging from just about every gift shop you visit.
Each box contains delicious round wafers with your choice of chocolate filling or a unique blend of hazelnut, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon.
18th century tradition claims that a monastery chef devised a recipe of baked waffles made from flour and water mixed with sugar and milk, then filled with nuts, sugar, cinnamon and spices.
In 1856, confectioner Karel Reitenberger started producing these round wafers in bulk, selling up to half a million a year and exporting them wrapped in decorative gift boxes tied with string. The fresh scent of freshly baked wafers soon became an essential part of the perfect spa atmosphere.
Confectioner Josef Homolka experimented for three years before launching the first batch of chocolate wafers in 1923. Production was centralised and moved to Marianske Lazne in 1950. The name has changed over the years, and was finalised in 1974 to reflect the sunny colonnades of the most prestigious Czech spa promenades.
Today, the wafers are made in bronze baking moulds following the highest standards of production. Kolonada has become the most sought-after brand due to its quality and adherence to the original recipe.
Spa wafers have been enjoyed by King Edward VII, composer Johann Strauss and writer Mark Twain. So you’ll be in famous company when you savour the light crunch and tasty sweetness of Kolonada wafers.
"Every year, I go to Prague and buy these in local shops. The taste is amazing :)” - Sharune
You don’t have to travel, when you order Kolonada wafers online from Halusky!