11 Iconic Cookie Brands from Around the World (Slideshow)

There is nothing sweeter than your favorite cookie

11 Iconic Cookie Brands from Around the World


There is nothing sweeter than your favorite cookie.

McVitie’s Digestives — England

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McVitie’s Digestives biscuits are as iconic of England as the Queen (though they may be just a little bit sweeter). They come in a variety of flavors, from chocolate to whole wheat to the original flavor. McVitie’s Hobnobs were another contender for England’s quintessential biscuit.

Goteborgs Ballerina Cookies — Sweden

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Ballerina cookies have been considered Sweden’s favorite cookie since 1963. These delicious treats are circular in shape, are made from a shortbread cookie and have a chocolate hazelnut cream filling. 

Lotte Pepero Cookie — South Korea

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Pepero is a Korean cookie stick made from a biscuit that is dipped in chocolate. Pepero come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, almond, and strawberry, among others. November 11, otherwise written as 11/11 (which resembles the shape of the Pepero stick), is known as Pepero day, a day when Koreans give one another Pepero as gifts to show their love and affection.

Slai O’lai Pineapple Cookie — Indonesia


It seems that pineapple-flavored cookies are a favorite in Indonesia, and this Slai O’lai brand is the reigning champion. This cookie is a milk cookie filled with a creamy, pineapple jam.

Havanna Alfajores — Argentina


Havanna Alfajores are legendary brand of cookies in Argentina. An alfajor is popular in South America, and the Havanna Alfajores are made from two round, buttery biscuits with a sweet dulce de leche filling in between. Alfajores can come in mixed flavors, including white alfajores, which are coated in a meringue, or a chocolate alfajores, which are covered in a dark chocolate.  

Lu Principe Cookie — Spain

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Lu Principe cookies are an iconic cookie brand in Spain and are considered a staple of a Spanish childhood. This cookie, which many take with a glass of milk, is made from a wheat-flavored biscuit and is filled with a creamy, chocolate middle.  

Chips Ahoy! — U.S.

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One of the most iconic brands in the States (and one brand that is sold in countries around the world) is Chips Ahoy! There is no arguing that this much-loved crunch, crumbly cookie that is densely packed with chocolate bits is a thousand chips delicious (cue the Nabisco ding!)

Leibniz Cookie — Germany


No German childhood would be complete without Leibniz cookies. This brand of wonderfully bland buttery squares comes in the original flavor as well as the Choco Leibniz flavor and a few others.

Arnott’s Tim Tams — Australia


Tim Tams have been a delight to Australian tastebuds for generation and are a household staple. Tim Tams are composed of two crunchy, chocolate-flavored biscuits that are separated by a creamy filling and are then coated in chocolate. They come in a variety of flavors (Double Coated Tim Tams are the best), with the original Tim Tam having celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. And with a Tim Tam is always the Tim Tam slam, when you bite off the ends of the biscuit and use it as a ‘straw’ to drink a warm beverage.

Gouda’s Gilde Siroopwafelen — Netherlands


The stroopwafel is a national sweet treat in the Netherlands that was made in a town called Gouda, and Gouda’s Gilda Stroopwafelen is among the best and most iconic brands of stroopwafel out there. Stroopwafels are made from two thing layers of basked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. 

Parle G — India


Parle G cookies is a popular brand of cookies, or biscuits, in India and are the world’s largest selling biscuit. The Parle G cookie is a milk and wheat biscuit that was made from both nutirious and delicious purpose, and it is traditionally eaten as a tea time snack in India.