Freebie Friday – May 22, 2020 #FreebieFriday

There are many wonderful websites out there on the web!  Over the years, I’ve mentioned many of them so I may even  have shared a couple of places twice!

[this post is NOT SPONSORED]

This website may be one of the sites that I’ve previously shared but it’s well worth sharing it again!

Visit  for the thrill of it!

What a Wafer! #LoackerCanada #FaceOfLoacker #PureGoodness #giveaway #ad

Recently I received a package of pure goodness.  This pure goodness was unexpectedly yummy, and now I have a newfound love for a great wafer!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

As a child, I had been given wafers to eat as a snack, and as a dessert.  However, I NEVER enjoyed them.  It didn’t matter if they were chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry because they all tasted bland and paper-like.  This is the truth and I can’t say otherwise.

You can imagine how concerned I was to have been offered to review wafers!  It was the variety of flavours that peaked my interest so I agreed to give them a try.  Am I ever happy that I did!!

I was introduced to a brand that has been in existence since 1925 … I actually had never heard of them … over the years, Loacker grew from a small regional confectioner to the globally known brand of today.  In my opinion, Loacker doesn’t just make wafers!  Oh it’s much more like premium pastry.  [Visit to learn more about Loacker.]

Read on to learn more.  You can be the judge and then enter my giveaway to try and get some yummy goodness into your hands as well!!!

Are you a chocolate lover?  You are in for a flavourful experience that you’ll never forget!  Loacker’s Double Chocolate wafers are IT!  Loacker covered their popular wafer classics in delicious chocolate. Underneath, there are light, crispy wafers and two layers of melting cream filling. Classic Chocolat is available in two delicious varieties. Chocolat Napolitaner is covered with the finest milk chocolate and smooth cream filling made with exquisite Italian hazelnuts, freshly roasted on-site at Loacker. Chocolat Dark Noir Fondente is enrobed with dark chocolate and a refined dark chocolate cream filling. Who can resist?  Not I.

Fancy vanilla?  Loacker’s vanilla is elevated and refined.  In fact, during product manufacturing Loacker continues to cut their vanilla pods by hand.  “The precious Planifolia Bourbon vanilla pods from Madagascar are the only type of vanilla used for the production of Loacker products. This top quality species is known for its purity without additives.”  … and with no addition of flavourings.

Loacker is dedicated to excellence:  no colourings, no preservatives, and no hydrogenated fats.

Don’t think for a moment that their flavour options end there.  No way!  There are too many flavours for me to list and describe.  Their list of flavours, combinations, and shapes can be found at

What I can say is, from the selection of flavours that were sent to me I found it difficult to pick a favourite.  I was stupefied to discover that I loved them all!  I will even say that I now love wafers … but only if they’re Loacker!  Total YUM!!

Celebrating Pure Goodness and Canadian Classics:

To celebrate the best ingredients nature has to offer, Loacker has created ten recipes inspired by iconic Canadian desserts and Canada’s favourite flavours. These indulgently delicious recipes are easy to prepare, so that Canadians can share a moment of pure goodness and serenity with their loved ones. 

  • Nanaimo Bars: Chocolate wafer biscuits are flaked into the crust of this quintessential west coast dish, adding even more of the flavour Canadians know and love!
  • Maple Sugar Bars: Canadian through-and-through, this recipe adds maple and a light wafer crunch to the classic tarte au sucre.
  • S’mores Brownies: Inspired by summer at the cottage, layers of marshmallow, crisp wafer biscuits and chocolate combine for this take on a nostalgic treat – no campfire necessary!

Discover Loacker Recipes

To enter my Giveaway visit my Instagram page and find the respective post.  You probably should know how to find me there, but just in case, go here.

Good Luck!

About Loacker 
Wholesome, natural goodness, the highest quality and the love for nature combined in delicious wafer and chocolate specialties – this is what Loacker has been known for since 1925. Founded by Alfons Loacker the family business grew over the last 90 years from a small, regional pastry shop in Bolzano to a world-famous brand whose products inspire in over 100 countries. Even today, all Loacker products are manufactured at the foot of the Dolomites, in Unterinn (South Tyrol) and in Heinfels (East Tyrol), the highest quality standards. The company attaches particular importance to selected, natural ingredients and produces its products without additional flavourings and preservatives.


How to Make Simple Biscuit-Topped Plum Cobbler

It’s not every day that I get the opportunity to spend time with my brother.  Let’s back up a bit … I have two brothers but, I am referring to the one that lives in British Columbia.  He’s come out, for a month, to spend time with family and friends.   Almost always, he stays with me and then just ventures out when he meets up with friends, etc.

Last night, he decided to sweeten our evening with a treat.  He surprised us all by making us a delicious Plum Cobbler.   It smelled amazing, and tasted even better.  I especially loved the orange zest flavour that lingered long after the sweet/tart plum flavour.

The dessert is simple to make.  Might I suggest waiting for it to cool slightly?  I may have burned the roof of my mouth due to my impatience!  I loved it just the same.

Thanks Dave!  xox

If you’d like to make the dessert, here is the recipe:


Simple to make:  classic biscuit-topped plum cobbler.

Prep time: approx. 20 minutes.  Cook time:  approx. 40 minutes.  Yield: Serves 6


3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp (170 g plus 30 g) of white sugar (option: reduce to 1/2 cup for a tarter cobbler)

4 cups of cored and sliced fresh plums (approx. 10-18 plums, depending on the size of the plums)

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup (110 g) all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (50 g) butter

1/4 cup (60 mL) milk

1 egg, lightly beaten


1 Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

2 In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup white sugar, plums, cornstarch, orange zest, and cinnamon. Place the fruit mixture in a 2-quart casserole.

3 In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the milk and egg until just moistened (do not over mix).

4 Drop the batter in large spoonfuls onto fruit mixture.

5 Bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 35 minutes, until the cobbler topping is nicely browned and the filling is bubbly.

OPTION:  Serve with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.