The Ultimate 2019 Guide to Eid’s Kahk

We will be bidding our farewells to Ramadan in days and it will officially be kahk season. Every year our country is blessed with endless options of snow cookies and we feel both broke and helpless.

One woman who saves the day yearly is Hagar Says. I don’t know how it is possible to review over 15 different brands of kahk weeks before Eid, but the hero does it for us all. This year not only has Hagar included more brands but also added more judges to the tasting panel, grouped the dessert in categories according to prices and voted for winners.

An extra piece of information that needs to be highlighted is that Diabetic patients and dieters can have their share of kahk from Diet to Door. Thank you once again for saving our budgets and tummies from less-than-perfect kahk.

Here is the dessert guru’s two cents:

Group A “The fancy kahk“:

Le Carnival

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The 300 gm box is for EGP 140, which according to the tasting team is over the top. The ghee used is sensational as it leaves no aftertaste, in addition to being one of the softest cookies in the market. However, they still think the price is unexplained.

Choco Chocola

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The 1 kg box of kahk is for EGP 295. The ghee used is exceptional, however the texture needs to be more compact. There is a residual taste of cinnamon or cloves. Guaranteed good quality every year.

Cookie Man

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After many recommendations, Hagar’s team gave Cookie man a try. The 1 kg box is for EGP 295. It has a vintage original kahk feel to it, yet the rough texture and different six pieces needs extra work.

The winner of group A is Choco Chocola and Le Carnival (only if you can afford it)

Group B within an EGP 130-200 budget

TBS (The Bakery Shop)

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 160. The team did not enjoy the taste which they felt was caused by a storage issue not the experience.

La Poire

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 160. Another disappointing experience due to using bad quality ghee and flour. The box was extremely greasy.

Nola Cupcakes

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The 1 kg box of kahk and biscuits is for EGP 160. The kahk felt more like cookies and it needed more baking.

Breadfast

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 160. The texture is too soft and sticks to the mouth. The amount of sesame is accurate. Yet, the packaging, application and service are perfect.

Salé Sucré

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The 80 gm box is for EGP 140.The team described it as the worst time to eat from salé Sucré. The ghee is very bad as well as the after taste caused by the old sesame used.

Thomas Patisserie

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 140. The taste and texture felt off.

Coppermelt

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 140. Excellent ghee and texture. They loved it.

Dukes

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The 1200 gm box is for EGP 140. Tough texture, extra sesame and different sized and baked kahk left the panel unimpressed.

Simonds Bakery and Cafe

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 135. The kahk was delivered broken in the box and ghee taste was not good.

Sedra

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 135. the team described the kahk as consistent for the third year in a row. If you like rough kahk with extra semsem, go for Sedra.

Tortina

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The 1/2 kg box of kahk and buiscuits is for EGP 95. The texture is perfect as well as the aftertaste.

Group C winner is Sedra if you like your kahk rough and coppermelt if you prefer a softer texture.

Group C within an EGP 100-125 budget:

Sweet Center

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 125. The kahk has an after taste and has a rough texture. The panel did not like it.

Tseppas

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 124. The kahk has extra clove taste and a lot of ghee.

The Baker

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 120. The kahk smells better than it tastes.

Mandarine Koueider

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 120. Unfortunately, the panel did not approve of it and believed that it tasted more like coconut biscuits than kahk.

Les Dammes

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 120. The kahk is rough with a bad aftertaste.

Exception Pastry & Bakery

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 116. The kahk has bad texture and aftertaste.

Panino Pastries

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 115. The kahk is missing sesame but it is light.

Margaeyoun from Oscar Grand Stores

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 115. The panel did not approve due to the bad ghee used and the after taste than might be caused by bad storage.

El Abd Patisserie

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 110. The whole panel liked it, yet it was overly baked.

Etoile

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 100. The kahk tasted more like ma’amoul and are overly baked. Perfect for ma’amoul lovers.

El-Amin

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The 1 kg box is for EGP 100. The ghee used is exceptional however overly baked to the extent of toasting.

Group C winner is El Abd



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