Peru’s traditional northern coast dessert, known locally as the King Kong, will be exported to Japan starting next week, said Jorge Piscoya, general manager of San Roque food company.
The King Kong is a layered cake and caramel dessert, shown here in the photo.
He explained that one of the barriers that the King Kong had to overcome was the expiration dates, but they will solve this issue by exporting frozen products that will stay preserved for six months.
Peru’s Association of Exporters reports that exports of the dessert between January and July 2010 totaled US $13,403, 21% more than the same period last year.
Main King King exporters are San Roque (US $10,600), followed by Sasil Export, Pérez Armas Jorge and Doña Isabel, among others.