The first and most popular to this date is Leibniz Butter Biscuits (German: Butterkeks), and with more than 125 years of history it's clear the product is one of the great quality. It is said it was inspired by the French Petit-Beurre and it does hold a lot of similarities, starting with the shape. If the name of the biscuit seems strange, it's because the brand is named after the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. It was quite fashionable to give names to food products after historical figures. Just think of another sweet treat - Mozartkugel. Leibniz was the most famous citizen of his hometown of Hannover where the biscuit is produced. Because German customers regularly mispronounced „Cakes“ (as „Ka-kes“), Bahlsen decided to change the spelling to „Keks“, which rapidly established itself as the German word for biscuit or cookie.
Aside from the original butter infused cookie, in Bahlsen range you can find Choco Leibniz which is the original cookie coated in fine milk chocolate, or in their words "more chocolate than a biscuit". You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with other products like:
Choco Leibniz is really a cult biscuit that enjoys a fiercely loyal following. This ensures that there is always a place for Choco Leibniz in your supermarket. The Choco Leibniz prides itself on its unique construction, which involves filling moulds with chocolate then just as it is starting to set dropping in the Leibniz biscuit. The result is a biscuit that has a frill of chocolate and very fine detail in its chocolate relief.
Ingredients in the plain and choco butter biscuits may be simple, but why mess with perfection; it includes sugar, wheat flour, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, whey products, glucose syrup, emulsifier, soya lecithin, whole milk powder, salt, raising agents, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and flavouring. Every recipe has only all-natural ingredients: no hydrogenated oils, zero trans fats, no added preservatives, no artificial flavours or colours, no high fructose corn syrup.
In 2014 alone the company produced 132,000 tonnes of baked goods and achieved a turnover of 515 million euros. As a result, Bahlsen is and remains number one on the German biscuit market. So, if you stumble upon these delicious treats in your local supermarket, be sure to get a package or two. It doesn't matter if you're more of a plain biscuit person or a chocolate lover, Leibniz has you covered with a mix of traditional and new products.