The May Candy German subscription box is our 12th box. What does that mean? Yes, we are celebrating our first birthday! Yay! Thank you all for your trust and loyalty – some of you received every single box since the beginning of Candy German and every month there are more and more subscriptions from all around the world. We assumed that there is an interest in our German candy when we started this, but we did not expect that it is that huge. We also received a lot of emails – people told us about their experiences on German candy or/and Germany, a lot of you have German roots, relatives, friends, visitors, or are just into German candy and Germany itself. We always read every email carefully and love to have contact with all of you. It’s so much fun doing this! Thank you also to all review makers, blog owners, and YouTubers! Without you we could not have made Candy German a success. But now you want to get to know everything about your May candy from Germany…
This German treat definitely is a high light in your May German candy subscription box. Either you received the MMH or the WOW variation. We love both, so we could not decide for one sort – chance decided which sort is included in your box. Trumpf is a brand by the German chocolate producer Ludwig Schokolade. It exists for more than 150 years. No wonder that they have a huge variety of traditional products like different chocolate bars, e. g. the Schogetten you received in the February Candy German subscription box, as well as new chocolate inventions like MMH and WOW. The MMH mixture consists of three different cake-chocolate creations, in the package there are thirteen pieces. The one with the pink topping is a strawberry cheesecake goodie, the square one with the brown topping an almond cream cake goodie, and the one with the white topping a vanilla apple pie goodie. But where is the cake, you may ask?! It’s in the middle of the goodies and it’s surrounded by those delicious toppings consisting of milk and white chocolate and a strawberry topping. So you cannot see it from the outside, but you can definitely taste it when you try this German candy. MMMMHHHHHH!!!!!! The WOW mixture consists of two different chocolate treats with a fruity liquid filling. In the package there are twelve pieces. The goodies with the brown bottom have a raspberry lime filling surrounded by creamy milk chocolate and a raspberry topping. The goodies with the white bottom have a strawberry lime filling surrounded by white chocolate and a strawberry topping. Again you cannot see the filling from the outside and the surprise is huge when you bite through the pralines. WWWWWWWOW!!!!!!!! So very unbelievably good!!!! No matter if you got the MMH or the WOW package, I’m sure you’ll think: I’ve got exactly the right sort!
MAOAM is a brand of the famous German candy company Haribo. Every child in Germany knows MAOAM. It was invented in 1930. Originally it only existed in the form of fruity taffies or chews, later the MAOAM Kracher came along. The German word Kracher can be understood in the sense of crusher or noisemaker. Did you notice the labeling "limited edition" on your bag? MAOAM Kracher normally are sold in the flavors cola, lemon, orange, strawberry, raspberry, and apple and have a sherbet filling – the blue version has the flavor blue raspberry and of course the sherbet filling is not missing. As the blue version is a limited edition, it is very rare on German supermarket shelves – so we were lucky to get them for your May German candy subscription box. It’s really fun to eat the MAOAM Kracher, the bubbly sherbet filling is phenomenal and completes the blue raspberry flavor harmonically.
Every year there is a Ritter Sport sort of the year (Unsere Sorte des Jahres = Our sort of the year). In 2015 it is the Honey Salt Almonds sort. I’m sure you stumble upon the salt in this Ritter Sport bar – so did I. I was very skeptical, if it could be a good idea to put salt in a chocolate bar. But as a candy enthusiast I had to try it. I can tell you that was a good decision. Whole roasted almonds are refined with honey and a hint of salt. All that is covered in delicious creamy milk chocolate, like we are used to from Ritter Sport. This German candy is sweet but not too sweet and salty but not too salty. In combination with the fine almond aroma it is just perfect. Ritter Sport’s sort of the year always is limited for one year for the present – if it’s sold well, they keep on producing it. I’m pretty sure that Ritter Sport Honig-Salz-Mandel will not be banned from German supermarket shelves for a long time. Enjoy this special taste!
The Leibniz cookie, a product by the famous German company Bahlsen, is another German Candy that is very traditional. It is known for being "Leibniz Butterkeks nur echt mit 52 Zähnen = Leibniz butter cookie only real with 52 teeth" – and that is essential since the invention of the cookie in 1891 by Hermann Bahlsen until today. The 52 teeth are those little notches the cookie is surrounded with. Perhaps you start counting the teeth of your Leibniz Choco now and soon realize that it only has 46 teeth. That is because the chocolate variation is smaller than the original Leibniz butter cookie and it is smaller because it is refined by a chocolate layer that overruns the borders of the cookie. But enough counting now, the more interesting thing about this German candy is the high indulgence when you eat it. The butter cookie itself is very simple, but it is very good and I often like to eat just this sort without the chocolate. Nevertheless the chocolate is great. It’s a creamy milk chocolate that fits to the butter cookie perfectly. I feel like a kid again when I eat that traditional German candy – I’m sure you’ll like it!
Another very traditional German product is Capri-Sonne. It is known for being a soft drink to go for kids since 1969. It is sold in a 200 ml bag with a drinking straw. Originally it was produced in the flavors orange and lemon, today there are several flavors more like cola and cherry. The water ices, the Capri-Sonne Freezies, are rather new on the German market. You received the cherry variation in your Candy German subscription box. Just put it about four hours in the freezer and you’ll get a refreshing and delicious water ice. It’s really fruity, on the wrapping it says that 30% of fruits are included and it’s without artificial sweetener and preservatives. Sounds good – actually it is, especially on hot days!
I think I said a lot about kinder chocolate in the past blog posts, so we can keep it short here. kinder country is another great product of the kinder family. It’s a milk chocolate bar with a rich milk filling and added crispy puffed rice. I just love all kinder products – yummy!
Milka is another German candy company I wrote a lot about. This month we included the Milka Nussini Cocos in your monthly candy subscription box from Germany. I think we never put a coconut product before in the past Candy German boxes, although there are several around here that are very good – luckily the May box is not the last one. ;) Let us start with the Nussini. There are two sorts, the coconut one and a hazelnut one. The coconut Nussini is a seasonal product, it is only produced during summer months and so it’s quite hard to get. Now you have one of those. It consists of crispy waffle layers with a coconut cream and coconut brittle covered in the delicious Milka white chocolate. I love any coconut flavored treats – this German candy really is a must-have!
We complete your May German candy subscription box with another traditional product, the hanuta Haselnuss-Schnitte. It’s a product of Ferrero, another company you already know, e. g. from the duplo Chocnut you received last month. As the product name says, hanuta is a hazelnut slice. Two wafers surround a cocoa-hazelnut cream. Ferrero has its own roasting facility where they process the hazelnuts. You can taste small pieces of them in the hanuta, they are really aromatic. The cocoa cream is wonderful and the wafer makes this German candy a perfect treat for in between.
That was our 12th Candy German subscription box. We cannot believe that time went so fast and we are looking forward to the next twelve months and more. Thank you for enjoying our monthly candy boxes, without you this all would not be!
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