|Having recently (Sunday) returned from Tunisia, I thought I should tell you about the Tungo. We found the Tungo in the local supermarket; they are a chocolate coated biscuit and cost 0.5 Tunisian Dinar (about 22p) for a pack of 12. Well, I hear you ask, “What does 22p buy you, biscuit wise in Tunisia?” well quite a lot actually. You get 135g of biscuits, each of which is approximately 7.5cm in diameter, the chocolate is a half way house between milk and dark. The biscuit base is a waffle like construction with the word “Saïda” in raised letters – Himself reckoned they taste like malted milk, I thought they were more like the fabled chocolate coated Dundee biscuit, sadly, because of the heat, the biscuits were a bit stuck together, so they had to be eaten in pairs, which meant they were consumed nano-seconds quicker than they would have been if eaten singly. Employing my best schoolgirl French, I have ascertained that the ingredients (in order) are:-
- Vegetable oil
- Powdered milk
- Cocoa butter
- Natural flavourings
They have a strap line of ‘Partout, àtout moment, pour vos enfants un TUNGO!..’ – which sounds very exciting. Well done Société Tunisienne de Biscuiterie!