I freaking love cocos balls. Marshmallow balls enveloped in silky chocolate and dipped in coconut. Soft and gooey, crisp and moreish. They are amazing. Although as I discovered with flushed-cheeks today, difficult to eat – politely – in public.
Popular across the world in one way or another, Britain’s nearest cousin is the amazing Tunnocks tea-cake (which avid readers will know I have waxed lyrically about previously) and I have eaten these in Sweden and Finland and Denmark where they’re called flødebolle.
Having bought a giant pack from Ikea a few weeks ago, I reprimanded my boyfriend, “I’m eating a cloud, shut up!” and so we now refer to them as chocolate clouds. Which I think sums up their fluffiness and wispiness well.
I cannot understate my love for chocolate-clouds. And so it was that I went on an epic journey across London – involving tube, bus, tram AND train to go to Ikea, yesterday, and pick up 3 boxes of these puppies. A box of 10 big balls can be picked up for £1.70 whereas 6 little balls will set you back £1.05. I expect they will remain in this house less than a month. They are the perfect little pudding after a huge dinner or a just-got-back-from-work-and-peering-in-the-fridge-for-something-quick-to-eat-to-take-the-edge-of-your-hunger treat. Is there anything else in the Ikea Food market that’s better than this? I mean I doubt it, but remain to be convinced!