History of Carlsbad Oblaten


In 1349, Roman Emperor and Bohemian (Czech) King, Charles IV discovered the wondrous geyser and hot springs forever famed as Carlsbad, "The Pearl" of international spas. Continental society later savored a second discovery in 1787: The Carlsbad Oblaten, truly a gem of dessert wafers, blessed with a crisp delicacy and flavor unrivaled for centuries. 

The Original Carlsbad Oblaten remains a dessert delicacy whose flavor is as singular and distinctive as its history.

The Recipe

For more than 200 years The Original Carlsbad Oblaten recipe has been a jealously guarded secret, held closely by one family in each generation.

The ingredients are all natural and all the same as when the Carlsbad Oblaten was first perfected. Two thin wafer rounds, exactly 17.5 centimeters across, fused and filled with a delicate confection of pounded almonds, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and natural flavorings. No preservatives are used or needed.


Why "Carlsbad"? 

The wafers themselves are a compliment to their birthplace. Each one bears a relief design of the famous Carlsbad geyser, discovered in 1349 by no less a personage than Roman Emperor and Bohemian (Czech) King, Charles IV. The town was named in his honor; Carlsbad translates to "Carl's Bath".

The Geyser

The legend, "ORIGINAL CARLSBAD OBLATEN" and the geyser design on every wafer are proof of authenticity. Every taste confirms that, even after 200 years, some things are very hard to improve upon.