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Curd snack (Estonian: kohuke, Latvian: biezpiena sieriņš, Lithuanian: varškės sūrelis, Russian: творожный (глазированный) сырок) is a type of sweet snack made from curd, popular in the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – as well as in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The snack is also known and produced elsewhere in Europe and the Middle-East.
Curd snacks began to be produced commercially in the 1950s. These small curd bars, covered with chocolate, quickly became popular among children and adults. The best years of production of curd snacks in the Soviet period were in the 1970s and 1980s. They became an integral part of the breakfast of many Soviet families, and were included in the menu of school meals.
The main part of a curd snack is freshly pressed curd and ingredients such as sugar, sweetener or other products. They can also have a filling made out of glucose, sugar, or thickener sometimes with preservatives.
Curd snacks are typically 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long, usually made from milled and pressed curd with raisins, jam or other filling. They are also sometimes have no filling and are glazed with chocolate or vanilla-, kiwi- or woodland strawberry-flavoured cream.
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- Belarusian glazed curd "Syrok" from Belarusian Export Portal.
- Estonian curd snacks from Tere AS
- Latvian curd snacks "Kārums" from Rīgas Piensaimnieks
- Lithuanian glazed sweet curd "Jonukas" from Pieno Žvaigždės
- Museum of curd snacks from Russia
- Equipment for the production of curd snacks from Neofood