Yeah, when I said stores, I mean bakeries. They sell them in supermarkets too of course, and it's mostly the same crap. The unfortunate thing is that they are rather popular, and a lot of things that are popular in my country are dirt cheap, meaning the quality is just not there, obviously. I've noticed that with other things, like I used to buy a lot of apple-filled "pockets", but they stopped selling them because they were a bit more expensive that their shittier jam-of-unidentifiable-taste cousins.Kugelfisch wrote: ↑Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:15 amI've never seen any in a store but every bakery has them. The one pictured on that kikepedia page doesn't look right to me. They are supposed to be very fluffy, soft and juicy.
They are traditional for New Year's Eve to serve at parties. Most are either filled with raspberry, strawberry or plum jam. But at New Year's Eve it's common to have one of them filled with mustard instead and see who gets it as a joke.
It's not that they can't make them good, but the demand is to buy cheap, so they make them cheap. Similar with "koláče", they are rarely great. Maybe they are ok right after they get them out of the ovens, but by the time you can get them, they are often unappealing. If I sometimes crave something sweet, I settle for "wedding cakes", which are actually juicy and good tasting.