Loacker Wafers – Flavorful Italian Wafers

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What are Loacker Wafers?

Loacker Wafers are an Italian brand of premium wafers available in various flavors and sizes. Loacker prides itself on using natural ingredients such as Italian hazelnuts, real vanilla pods, pure chocolate and high quality milk. And what they do not use is also important – their products do not have any artificial colors, preservatives, flavors, genetically modified ingredients or hydrogenated fats!

The most popular Loacker Wafers are Napolitaner and Cremkakao. The two flavors are available in almost every category produced by the brand. We are chocolate lovers here, so the Cremkakao is our favorite, to be honest, but all the flavors are pretty good!

History of Loacker Wafers

Loacker is a confectionary company from Italy. It was founded by Alfons Loacker in 1925 and was called Loacker SpA. Initially, the company started operations as a small bakery and café. 

Loacker wanted to delve into cakes and tortes, but he did not want to work at night because of his love for football. Instead, he settled for wafers that do not perish quickly. Over the decades, the company became a sensation both regionally and internationally.

Loacker has manufacturing units in Heinfels, Bolzano, and Ritten. In 2019, the company’s overall production captured 30% of the entire Italian wafer and crème market. 

What is the Taste and Flavor of Loacker Wafers like?

All the Loacker wafers are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. There are various flavors and categories of the wafer that we have mentioned in the above section. 

The most famous flavor of the Loacker Wafers is Napolitaner. It is found in eight out of ten categories of the wafers. It has a chocolaty taste. The wafers have a waffle-like texture. They are soft and break easily. The rich, creamy center is sweet and chocolaty.  And they make an excellent addition to a cup of tea or coffee as an afternoon snack!

Different Flavors and Types of Loacker Wafers

There are different categories of the Loacker Wafers. They are:

#1 Classic: The original flavors since 1925.

  • Napolitaner
  • Cremkakao
  • Vanilla
  • Cocoa & Milk
  • Alpine Milk
  • Double Choc
  • Coconut
  • Lemon

 

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#2 Mini: Smaller size wafers

  • Napolitaner 
  • Cremkakao
  • Vanilla
  • Cocoa & Milk
  • Matcha Green Tea
  • Mix

#3 Snack: Perfect for curbing small hunger

  • Napolitaner
  • Cremkakao

#4 Maxi: Extra-long wafers

  • Napolitaner
  • Cremkakao
  • Vanilla

 


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#5 Quadratini: The wafers are bite-sized.

  • Napolitaner
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Dark chocolate
  • Cocoa & Milk
  • Double Choc
  • Lemon
  • Coconut
  • Raspberry-yoghurt
  • Blueberry-yoghurt
  • Matcha Green Tea
  • Tiramisu
  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso

#6 Thins: Thinner slices compared to the regular wafers

  • Napolitaner
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Espresso
  • Raspberry-yoghurt
  • Blueberry-yoghurt
  • Matcha Green Tea

#7 Wafer for ice cream: The wafers are used as a side accompaniment for ice creams.

  • Lemon
  • Vanilla

 

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#8 Sandwich: The cream is sandwiched between the wafer layers.

  • Hazelnut
  • Chocolate
  • Milk-vanilla
  • Dark chocolate

#9 Gardena: The wafers have a chocolate coating on the outside.

  • Hazelnut
  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Hazelnut white
  • Fingers mix

#10 Chocolat: Rich chocolaty flavor

  • Napolitaner
  • Dark Chocolate

 

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What are the ingredients in Loacker Wafers?

The common ingredients in all of the Loacker Wafers are sugar, glucose syrup, wheat flour (unbleached), soya flour, dextrose, coconut oil, skimmed milk powder, sweet whey powder, fat reduced cocoa 9% in the cream, salt, barley malt extract, hazelnut, vanilla pods, soy lecithin (emulsifier), raising agents (disodium diphosphate, sodium hydrogen carbonate).

Nutritional Facts of Loacker Wafers

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for Napolitaner Loacker Wafer. We have considered a serving size of 32 grams.

% Daily Value
Total Fat (9 g) 14%
Saturated Fat (6 g) 30%
Trans Fat (0 g) 0%
Total Carbohydrate (20 g) 7%
Dietary Fiber (1 g) 4%
Sugar (8 g)
Sodium (40 mg) 2%
Potassium (0 mg) 0%
Protein (3 g) 6%
Cholesterol (0 mg) 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
Vitamin A (0 mcg) 0%
Vitamin C (0 mcg) 0%

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Loacker Wafers – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many calories are there in Loacker Wafers?

A single piece of Mini Loacker Napolitaner contains 34 calories. Thirty-two grams of the wafer contains 170 calories.

Thirty grams of Quadratini wafers contain 150 calories approximately, of which the calories from Fat are 70. 

Are Loacker Wafers gluten-free?

Loacker Wafers are not gluten-free. All the varieties of Loacker Wafers use wheat flour as the main ingredient. Wheat is a source of gluten.

Are Loacker Wafers vegan?

Loacker Wafers are not vegan. Every flavor of the wafers has traces of milk due to the presence of milk chocolate for flavoring. Skimmed milk powder is also one of the key ingredients.

You can learn more about Loacker on their website

 

Video: How Loacker Wafers Are Made

This is a really cool factory tour that shows how the wafers are made. It makes us want to go buy some right now!

Image Credit: Samuel Wiki, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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