Vau Vau – Only Candy in Croatia Still Packed by Hand (Video)

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100posto brings us the story about Vau Vau, a type of candy that has been produced in the same way for 36 years.

We live in a fast-paced world and everything changes so quickly that it’s sometimes difficult to keep up, so it’s hard to imagine that there are still some things that have stayed the same for 36 years.

Well, 100 posto brings a heart-warming video which will prove to you that it’s possible, and, if you’re from Croatia, make you run to the nearest pharmacy to taste your childhood again.

I remember pulling at my mum’s sleeve every time we stepped into a pharmacy when I was little, pointing to a little dog house with its red roof, and, truth be told, even now when I’m a semi-adult, I still do.

Vau Vau are dog-shaped pieces of candy and probably every parent’s dream come true because they are loaded with vitamins and look great, unlike all the other healthy things you’re forced to eat when you’re a kid.

Kale? Apples? Spinach? Peas? Ugh.

Dog-shaped candies in a dog house-shaped box? Eyes of all the kids miles around are guaranteed on you.

In case you don’t speak dog Croatian, Vau Vau is the sound we think dogs make, you’d probably say Woof Woof or Ruff Ruff.

Anyway, Vau Vau has been helping parents handle picky eaters for 36 years now, and guess what – they’re still around, hand-packed, and some of the ladies who do the packing have been working at the factory for 30 years!

In fact, Vau Vau is the only type of candy that is still hand-packed in Croatia. They have Vitamin C in them so they’re mostly sold at pharmacies, around 30,000 packs a month.

“We put 20 pieces of candy, four colours, in each house. You weigh it and then put the cap on. Then each of the houses gets its number and then we stick the roof on,” Vinka Sidić, one of the workers explains.

“I handle at least a thousand houses each day. When I see children eating the candy on the street or in a pharmacy, it makes me happy, I want to buy it for them because I made them and I know exactly how I did,” smiling Ms Sidić says. “I love all flavours, but marasca cherry is my favourite.”

Watch the video below and try not to eat too many Vau Vaus once you do.

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