Driving through Pennsylvania the other day, going from Baltimore back to Massachusetts, I came across this alluring item at a Rutter’s station on the outskirts of York.
The Zitner’s Butter Krak. Of course I had to buy it.
Little did I know it is a Philadelphia-area delicacy, and only available for a few months each spring.
The Zitner company has been making cream-filled chocolate Easter eggs since for decades. The coconutty Butter Krak flavor was invented by Annie Zitner in the 1930s.
It took me a few days to test the Krak.
The outside is unassuming.
The inside is incredibly sweet, with a creamy coconut flavor mixed with short coconut shreds. The dark chocolate coating also contains bits of toasted coconut.
It’s tasty, but very, very sweet. I think I can wait until next spring for my next one!