What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think “Productos Venezolanos”?
You probably think of Chocolates Venezolanos, so characteristic and delicious in each of its presentations, or maybe the image of “Flips” comes to your mind, the cereal filled with chocolate, dulce de leche or strawberry, ideal for breakfast or a snack.
Regardless of the first thing that comes to your mind, we want to tell you that Venezuelan confectionery is very wide, and has a great variety of sweet products that stand out for their flavor and texture, such as spreadable foods.
Do you know what they are? In this article we will tell you everything you need to know about them.
They are those with a creamy consistency that you can add to your favorite foods to give them an extra dose of flavor and texture.
Spreads are a "plus" to the typical snacks: crackers, sweet cookies, fruits such as apples or bananas, cupcakes, slices of bread and even drinks... The combinations are endless; it's just a matter of trying them.
Spreadable products are varied in the Venezuelan market, you can find, for example, chocolate creams, jams and arequipe.
Now, do you want to know the names and brands of the most famous Venezuelan spreads products? Keep reading!
Nucita is a chocolate cream with hazelnut and milk. Its most distinctive feature is its two-color presentation: one flavor is light colored and the other flavor is dark colored, being both especially delicious.
Nucita is available in 5 presentations: A 35g tube of chocolate cream; a 35g double flavor tube; a 20g snack version, a 280g Premium version and a 200g jar.
The snack version is the typical snack that you can take to work or college to eat it when you have a sweet craving. It is the portion of chocolate you need to re-energize you and continue with your day's work.
Filippo Sindoni, a businessman of Italian origin who settled in Venezuela, founded the Sindoni Group of Companies, and one of the companies that make up this association is the Nucita Venezolana C.A.
This spreadable sweet has the 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats and proteins, in addition to a percentage of vitamin A, calcium and iron, being a delicious and nutritious snack.
Ovomaltina is a cream chocolate that is ready to eat, prepared from a mixture of chocolate, milk and malt. It is available in 4 presentations:
The tube version, of 35g and 100g; the 3pack version that includes 3 ovomaltina of 35g; and the powder version to prepare a chocolate drink, in a bottle of 370g.
The tube version is perfect for adding to cookies, ice cream and desserts; however, due to its delicious flavor and pleasant texture,
it is very common for consumers to taste it directly from the tube, which is a great experience for chocolate lovers.
The Venezuelan company Alfonzo Rivas, which manufactures and markets mass consumption products such as sauces and spices for condiments, cereals (Flips and Maizoritos) and teas among others, added Ovomaltina to its portfolio in 2008, and later launched Ovomaltina Maxi in 2014.
This product has an important content of cocoa, malt, vitamins and minerals, thus providing enough energy for adequate physical and mental performance.
Leche Condensada is a product derived from cow's milk, with a thick consistency and sweet flavor, often used in confectionery to prepare cakes, puddings, jellies, mousses, toppings, ice creams and coffees.
It is frequently found in the preparation of typical Venezuelan desserts and drinks such as “Quesillo” and “Chicha”. It is commonly available in the market in a can or carton package.
The multinational company Nestlé is the creator of Leche Condensada Azucarada and Leche Condensada La Lechera, one of the most consumed in the country.
This brand combines partially skimmed milk and sugar to create a product of excellent quality and exquisite flavor for the most demanding palates.
The product offers a nutritional contribution of fats, carbohydrates, protein and calcium, the last one benefits the maintenance of bone health and the prevention of diseases.
These are some of the richest spreadable products in Venezuela.
What is striking about them is their versatility, as they can be included in the preparation of the most complex recipes, as they can also be enjoyed alone or with a small snack.
Best of all, you can find these Products Venezolanos in the USA, so if you have the opportunity, don't miss the chance to try them, or to eat them again!