Blaschke: a tradition
The original Blaschke coconut macaroon has been inspiring people “layer by layer” for generations.
Because the highest art of confectionery is timeless!
From the coconut biscuits ...
1902 saw the trained gingerbread baker, candle maker and confectioner founding Konditorei Blaschke, in which the Kokosbusserl were also offered. On one particular day in 1921 there is a visit from a sales representative – who has a special wish: The Kokosbusserl ought to be dipped in chocolate
... to Blaschke coconut macroon
So Johann Blaschke tries his hand at the dipping – but there is a catch: The base of the Busserl is not smooth and the dipping mixture does not stick to it very well. The smart confectioner finds a way around this. The wafer is picked off the base and the Busserl is left wonderfully smooth and appetising and, above all, good for dipping.
Arguably proud, but not yet satisfied with his work, the master craftsman fills a fine cream between a particularly large baked Kokosbusserl and its wafer base, and then covers half of the entire product with chocolate – and, layer upon layer, the coconut macaroon is born!
The turbulence of World War Two also strikes the Blaschke company: Father Johann, the inventor and sole producer of the original coconut macaroon, dies in 1944; the headquarters burn down on 2 April 1945.
The sons Ernst and Hans couldn’t be stopped and started to rebuild the company in 1945, which operated extremely successfully in the following decades. Ernst Blaschke succeeds in turning the conventional pastry shop into an exemplary industrial production facility for all kinds of fine baked goods.
The largest coconut macaroon in the world
In 1983, all eyes again looked at the Blaschke coconut macaroon factory in Traiskirchen: the largest coconut dome in the world was baked there. The giant coconut dome had a diameter of 1.20 meters and weighs 63 kilograms. The world record has been reached and has not been broken since then.
Austrian confectionery tradition since 1921
Since 2013, Blaschke has been owned by the Upper Austrian family company Spitz, which continues the “Blaschke Kokoskuppel” brand as one of the most popular sweets in Austria.