Danusia’s secrets

 

Traditionally unchanging, romantic by nature and always in good taste…

 

What is the history of Danusia – Wawel’s oldest product? One version claims that in 1911, Adam Piasecki, the owner of a chocolate factory in Kraków, decided to make use of the great popularity of Danusia, a girl from Sienkiewicz’s “The Knights of the Cross” (Krzyżacy), who was loved by Zbyszko of Bogdaniec. He created a recipe for pralines with a brittle filling himself, which he called Danusia.


However, Danusia has another, more romantic story…

 

The story took place at the beginning of the 1920’s. It was at this time that Adam Piasecki, who was already known in Kraków as the owner of a prosperous chocolate factory, fell head over heels in love with his enchantingly beautiful worker Danusia, who was most likely working as a caramel wrapper.

According to company records, he developed an original recipe for a chocolate bar to give to the gorgeous girl as a symbol of his love. Apart from its exceptional taste, he gave the chocolate bar the name of his beloved, Danusia, which reflects on the infinite power of love. He also included her portrait on the packaging, which confirmed his great love…

The city was alive with rumours! Everyone wanted to try the famous Danusia. Fortunately even the most demanding taste buds appreciated her taste. It could not have happened any other way, seeing as the king of chocolate approached the chocolate bar with the same love he felt for the girl whose name he had put on the jacket…

Piasecki, not taking into account the costs, also purchased an Italian processing line for these chocolate bars. As the years passed the next generation of workers ensured that Danusia would always be equally tasty.