Nothing could be simpler, or tastier, than this classic treat, in which a layer of strawberry is sandwiched between two cookies. It's not hard to see why Strawberry 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 biscuits).
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%, whole wheat 15.1% (whole wheat 15%, whole rye wheat, whole barley wheat)), glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, vegetable fat (palm), stabilizer: glycerol, glucose syrup, concentrated strawberry pulp, starch, lactose and milk proteins, rising agent: ammonium and sodium carbonates, salt, powdered whole milk, acidifying agents: citric acid, trisodium citrate, coloring: beet, gelifying agent: pectin, flavoring, thickener: modified starch. May contain traces of nuts, soy, egg, and sesame.