Thursday, September 7, 2006


How many hazelnut crispy bars does Ferrero make? How many of them have wacky names? So far I’ve had the Happy Hippos and Kinder Bueno. This one is called Tronky.


The package says, “lo snack leggero e croccante.” Which means something about it being a light snack. Which is odd, because I think it’s supposed to look like a log.

Tronky is a crisp shell filled with a chocolate & hazelnut cream with chopped hazelnuts. It’s pretty darn good. The shell is crunchy though a little bland, but the filling is rich with a slight chocolate flavor and a good crunchy from the fresh hazelnuts. The size is great, it’s easy to eat a whole one, you don’t want to eat half and save it for later, it’ll get stale very quickly. Besides, it’s very messy if you don’t just wolf the whole bar down in three bites. Each bar is less than 100 calories, so it’s a nice treat but not too much of an indulgence. (Of course you can buy them in six pack bags.)

If you’re traveling in Europe and are sitting around in an airport, pick one up and give it a try.

Related Candies

  1. Ferrero Raffaello & Rondnoir
  2. Ferrero Rocher
  3. Happy Hippos
  4. Kinder Egg
  5. Kinder Bueno
Name: Tronky
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: Italy (gift from Joz, thanks!)
Price: .40 Euros each
Size: .63 ounces
Calories per ounce: 153
Categories: Nuts, Cookie, Italy, Ferrero

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:17 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. When I read your reviews I always try to guess your rating based on the picture. And I was wrong when I guessed “benign.” Some candies just look unappealing… and this one is one of them. wink (Mind you, a Tootsie Roll isn’t the most visually appealing thing!)

    Comment by Carly on 9/07/06 at 7:33 am #
  2. Haha, I thought I was wierd for doing that, Carly. I always try and guess the rating. I work it out like this: Positive feedback (starts at 9) any additional praise moves it to a 10. If anything gets pointed out, like over-sweetness, it’s probably getting a 7 or an 8. If the review is kind of impartial, a 6.

    That’s really nerdy thinking about it…

    Comment by GTO on 9/07/06 at 12:34 pm #
  3. I love Kinder and Ferrero brands (same company, I know)!  They are so yummy and so unlike anything from here in the States.

    Comment by April on 9/07/06 at 12:45 pm #
  4. The light and crunchy snack.

    Comment by Mila on 9/08/06 at 4:19 am #
  5. For some reason, this sounds super yummy to me.

    Comment by Julilla on 9/12/06 at 11:49 am #
  6. Rather than light and crucnchy like Mia has translated it, I would say it says “Light and Crispy.”

    Ciao ciao.

    Comment by Stef on 9/13/06 at 2:44 am #
  7. Cybele's avatar

    Carly & GTO - yeah, they do look like actual dried out sticks ... but they’re called TRONKY! How can you resist such a word?

    April - yeah, it’s sad that the closest thing we have to all the Ferrero things is KitKat (which is good, but not crispy enough to compete with Happy Hippos or Tronky).

    Mila & Stef - thanks for the help with Italian!

    Julilla - they’re definitely worth it if you see them. I don’t know if I’d mail order them though.

    Comment by Cybele on 9/13/06 at 9:29 am #
  8. I totally missed this review… glad it wasn’t totally disgusting! 

    I still love the name… TRONKY!!!

    Comment by :: jozjozjoz :: on 9/22/06 at 9:12 pm #
  9. They sell TRONKY bars at a little Italian deli in Hoboken, NJ.  We thought the name was so funny that we nicknamed our friend Glen “Tronky”!

    Comment by Mike on 9/26/06 at 10:14 am #
  10. FYI, Tronky is produced in small quantities and sold mostly in Italy since it is mainly made up of the reamins/leftovers of Ferrero Roche’s production runs (which is also produced mostly in Alba, Italy!)

    I still love it, and buy a bunch of them when I go to Italy and enjoy them back home!

    Comment by Celso on 9/26/06 at 11:15 am #
  11. What is funny about the name Tronky?!?  Us Italians take great pride in our candy and our language!  It figures that an american from New Jersey would have the stugots to use our nationally prized candy as a ridicule to his friend! 

    I’ll tell you what Mike, Whenever I beat someone up I exclaim “Take that you weak little Snickers!”  It hurts doesn’t it!

    Comment by Rocko Maltese on 9/26/06 at 11:55 am #
  12. omg!!! tronkys are the best, i went to europe in 2004 and ive been trying to find out how to buy a huge box of them and have them shipped to me. i dont even care about how much i spend. i love them. they are delicious. and so are the happy hippos. and lets just say those hippos make u very happy lol. jk. neways. if anyone nos how i can order these yummy treats please find a way to let me no! thankyou

    Comment by jen on 10/24/06 at 11:13 am #
  13. that’s a good chocolate but i will never try ones of that from i am here i need one of them…cause i am puerto rican….de lo que yo llevo aqui no eh comido ninguna me los envian por correo….........

    Comment by leslie on 3/11/07 at 5:19 pm #
  14. Tronky is so good my friend and I made a commercial for it while in Europe:

    Comment by Billy on 7/25/07 at 2:38 pm #
  15. Tronky Bars are sold everywhere in Puerto Rico, they have a distributor in San Juan which last time I looked, ha ha was still part of the USA…

    Comment by Thomas on 10/22/07 at 4:56 am #
  16. They sold these in this small hotel near Napoli when I was in Italy.  My friends thought I was crazy because I had to have bought roughly 15 bars over 2 days (I didnt eat them all at once!)... until they tried them themselves. smile  YUM

    Comment by Al on 11/26/07 at 12:41 pm #
  17. Tronky are my favorite candy. Every time I go to Puerto Rico I have to stop and buy a box of them to last me a week. Well this summer im going to Puerto and I’m going to buy 2 boxes so it will last.

    Comment by Melissa on 1/07/08 at 6:47 am #
  18. oh my god! i love tronky! they used to sell these at my high school for 10 Pesos (that’s less than 20 cents!) here in the Philippines.
    i haven’t seen these for years, not even at the grocery :(
    it’s so yummy…tastes like ferrero!

    Comment by Pauline Escalante on 2/08/08 at 9:13 pm #
  19. I like to put these in the fridge amd eat them cold with the chocolate hardened, it tastes better that way

    Comment by N on 6/28/08 at 7:52 pm #
  20. Ive been going to italy for years and i love Tronkys. I bring them back for my brothers as cheesy gifts from the airport. in fact i have one in my hand right now.

    Comment by joel on 9/24/08 at 5:41 pm #
  21. OMG whethere these look appealing on not, they are YUMMY!!!!! I used to eat them all the time in Malta and i just recently got my father to send me some to the US….makes me miss home so much!!!!!!!these are yummy i swear!

    Comment by maria on 10/28/08 at 4:02 pm #
  22. me encantan los tronky

    Comment by silkia on 11/11/08 at 3:51 am #
  23. Im soo traumatize right now..I just opened a TRONKY and found WORMS inside and the funny thing is that i took a bite and i dont know if there was worms on that one bite!!!! im soo maad right now and disgusted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to sue the company..thats something untolerable!!

    Comment by Yuliana M. Irizarry on 3/17/09 at 7:51 am #
  24. Cybele's avatar

    Yuliana - that sound really awful. However, the company may have had nothing to do with it. Those sorts of larvae usually get into the packaging either in shipping, storage or at the actual store. Make sure you go back to the store you got it from and examine the other bars on the shelves - check for webbing (when the larvae are ready to mature, they make a little cocoon to pupate before emerging as a little moth).

    Tell the local heath department, take photos if you can and tell the store owner.

    I know it’s disgusting, but the good news is it won’t hurt you. (I’d much rather find a worm in my food than a rat turd ... not that I’d like either.)

    Comment by Cybele on 3/17/09 at 7:58 am #
  25. OMG!!! I love these i had them on a trip to Puerto Rico like 10 years ago, and i cant find them anywhere else, I HAVE LOOKED!!!! I always make my family to mail them for

    Comment by Nayda on 7/17/09 at 8:08 am #
  26. I would love to buy your tronky bar where can I buy some on line or in person, thank you

    Comment by george vargas on 1/26/10 at 1:23 pm #
  27. Tronky’s are the best. My mom travels from PR to NY alot through out the year and I always have her bring me a dozen. Anyone know where i can order them online?? Dont want to keep waiting in btween trips, I LOVE TRONKYS!!!!!! =)

    Comment by Jay on 1/31/10 at 11:43 am #
  28. it doesnt say its light perse. its saying its crispy

    Comment by reb on 10/13/10 at 7:34 pm #
  29. Found them at Walgreen’s in orlando, fl yummy. When googling I found Urban Dictionary - Tronky The cross between a trick and a swamp donkey. A slutty, ugly-ass female. Never hear that before.

    Comment by j on 11/05/11 at 11:48 am #
  30. You found them in Walgreens in Orlando!!!  which one? I am in Clermont and none here

    Comment by tom on 11/05/11 at 11:57 am #
  31. They are the best candy ever… they are unique…. Im craving them for seven years since i moved from Puerto Rico to USA…. I will like to know where i can buy them….

    Comment by suly on 11/02/14 at 1:58 am #
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