Neapolitan wafers (also called gaufrettes in some countries, though this term can refer to other foods) are a wafer and chocolate-cream sandwich biscuit, first made by Austrian company Manner in 1898.[1]

Neapolitan wafer
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Neapolitan wafers stacked, showing five layers of wafer and four of hazelnut-chocolate cream
Place of originAustria
Created byManner (confectionery)
Main ingredientsHazelnuts

Using hazelnuts imported from Naples, Italy, to make the hazelnut-flavoured chocolate cream filling, they have five wafers and four layers of cream in their 49 millimetres (1.9 in) x 17 millimetres (0.67 in) x 17 millimetres (0.67 in) biscuit size. The basic recipe has remained unchanged to the 21st century.[1]

Manner still sell the biscuits in blocks of ten.[1] Many other companies have copied the idea, most often coating the bar in chocolate.