Producer: Wawel Kraków/Pszczółka Lublin
Weight: approx. 7 g/0.24 oz per candy
Price: 25 PLN/$ 8/€ 6/£ 5 per 1 kg/35 oz
Energy: 412 kcal/100g
Ingredients (Wawel): sugar, glucose syrup, peanuts 9%, sweetened condensed milk (milk, sugar), fat-reduced cocoa powder 4%, flavours, hydrogenated vegetable fat, spirit, cream, acidity regulator: citric acid, emulsifier: soya lecithin, flavours.
Ingredients (Pszczółka): sugar, glucose syrup, milk powder, cocoa, spirit, confectionery shortening, emulsifier: soya lecithin, flavour: ethyl vanillin.
Kukułki are hard candies filled with rum-flavoured milky cocoa mass. Their name (cuckoos) stems from their brownish colouring and white stripes. They’ve been one of the most popular Polish candies since the post-war period. They are produced by a couple of companies – Wawel and Pszczółka being the most prominent ones.