King Kong milk candy

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King Kong
Peru KingKongSanRoque.jpg
King Kong from San Roque
Type Confectionery
Place of origin Peru
Main ingredients Cookies (flour, butter, eggs, milk), peruvian blancmange
Cookbook: King Kong  Media: King Kong

King Kong is a Peruvian cuisine dessert. It is made of cookies (made from flour, butter, eggs and milk), filled with Peruvian blancmange, some pineapple sweet and in some cases peanuts, with cookies within its layers. It is sold in one-half and one kilogram sizes. It is known as part of the culture of Lambayeque Region and nowadays the makers of the dessert are grouped in the King Kong and Typical desserts Producers Association of Lambayeque City.

History[edit]

History tells us that by the 1930s, the famous movie King Kong, was being shown in the city. Popular citizens compared the mold and size of the sweet with the figure of the big gorilla, baptizing it since then with the name of King Kong. Previously it was known as «Alfajor de Trujillo» and had a circular shape, however the "King Kong" is usually rectangular but circular presentations can be found on the market.[1] Nowadays there are many factories that specialize in making this sweet, the most recognized being the company San Roque and "Lambayeque fabrica de dulces", "Huerequeque", "Evocada", and "Tumbas Reales" among others.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zapata Acha, Sergio (November 2006). Diccionario de gastronomía peruana tradicional (1 ed.). Lima, Perú: Universidad San Martín de Porres. ISBN 9972-54-155-X.