Curd snack

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Curd snack
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Cross-section of a curd snack with poppy seeds
Main ingredientsCurd cheese and sugar, various glazes and fillings may be added

Curd snack (Russian: сыро́к, syrok, Belarusian: сыро́к, syrok, Ukrainian: сиро́к, syrok, Latvian: biezpiena sieriņš, Lithuanian: varškės sūrelis Estonian: kohuke) is a type of sweet snack made from curd cheese.

The main part of a curd snack is made from milled and pressed curd, and ingredients such as sugar, sweetener or other products. They can also have a filling such as raisins, jam or other fillings. They also sometimes have no filling and are glazed with chocolate or cream with berry or fruit flavours.

The traditional flavour is vanilla, which is acquired using synthetic vanillin. The most common is chocolate coating, although others are used. Instead of cocoa oil, palm oil is often used in the coating. There are curd snacks that feature natural chocolate and vanilla.

Curd snacks are popular in Russia, other former USSR republics, the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Hungary (Túró Rudi), Romania and Mongolia among others.


The history of the curd snack is unclear. It is known that the roots of the curd snack come from the Soviet Union. The final form of the curd snack that is eaten nowadays (glazed with chocolate, etc.) settled in the Commonwealth of Independent States.[citation needed]

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