Nothing could be simpler, or tastier, than this classic treat, in which a layer of chocolate is sandwiched between two cookies. It's not hard to see why Choco BN gradually replaced the traditional pain et chocolat ("bread and chocolate") as the snack of choice among French schoolchildren for their quatre heure ("4 o'clock snack"), taken at the afternoon break in their long school day. Truth to tell, they are a favorite among adults as well. (These new larger boxes now contain 16 chocos).
So what does BN stand for? Biscuiterie Nantaise. Indeed, Nantes has been a capital of the French cookie industry, ever since cookie-making became the mainstay of the city's economy in the 19th century.
10.4 oz. Product of France
Cereals [wheat flour (33%), wholemeal wheat flour (15%), wholemeal rye flour, wholemeal barley flour], sugar, vegetable fats (palm, rapeseed), fat reduced cocoa powder, starches (wheat), glucose syrup, milk solids, raising agents (ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate), salt, dried whole milk, emulsifier (lecithin), flavoring. May contain traces of tree nuts, soy, eggs, and sesame. Allergens: wheat, milk.