Yay! Spring has arrived! It's quite warm in Germany right now, the sun is shining and everyone seems to be in a good mood. So as we – not at least because the April Candy German subscription box is on the way to your door (or has even arrived), it's also our 11th box. That means that next month we fulfill the 12, one whole year of Candy German! :) But first, we want to indulge your craving for German candy with this month's box. We put together a nice mixture that is spring-related, at least most of it, and so you can find anything from sweet, fruity, sour, too crunchy, and creamy in your German candy subscription box.
What is the best thing to eat when it's getting warmer? Yes – ice cream! Of course, we cannot send you real ice cream in your Candy German subscription box, but this Haribo sort, the Creamy Ice, is more than a nice substitute, isn't it? Look at those cute little ice cream cones with their little faces, isn't that adorable? As you can read on the Haribo bag it says "NEU", that means new, and so this Haribo sort is something new even for us in Germany. I never had them before, but when I first tasted them, I thought they are phenomenal. The texture of the cones is reminiscent of marshmallows – Do you remember the Haribo Weiße Mäuse, we sent in your 2014 September German candy subscription box? The texture is quite similar. The Haribo Creamy Ice goodies taste sweet, creamy, and fruity at the same time. I love everything about them, the flavor, texture, shape, and the pastel colors! I think it's a very unique candy design that triggers your appetite.
Hitschler is a German candy company that we presented to you the first time July 2014. In that month's box you received the Apfel Schnüre. This month we selected the Fruchtgummi Monsters for you. Again you can read "NEU" on the package. Furthermore it says that the little monster shaped gummis include 20% fruit juice and that they are made without artificial coloring and only with natural aroma. And you can really taste and smell that. The gummis are very fruity and delicious. And, again, I love the design of the package. The monster on the bag is holding a magnifying glass to look into the bag and see all the small gummi monsters – so funny! By the way, Hitschler is a German candy manufacturer from Cologne, our hometown. Beside Haribo they produce some of the best wine gums – that's what they prove again with the Fruchtgummi Monsters!
In Germany we love the combination of yoghurt, strawberries, and chocolate. The perfect way to bring those three things together is Yogurette. Actually it is even the oldest way – Ferrero claims that Yogurette was the first chocolate bar with a yoghurt cream filling, in Germany it was introduced in 1970. Did you noticed the phenomenal smell of the Yogurette bar? I'm sure your whole German Candy subscription box smells of it. Yogurette originally is a product of the Italian company Ferrero, but it's also produced by Ferrero Germany for the German market, so it's definitely a candy from Germany. I love Yogurette, especially during summer time. Although it is a chocolate bar it tastes kind of light and of course deliciously fruity. I love to put my Yogurette in the refrigerator and enjoy it ice-cold. But there are many other ways you can have your chocolate-yoghurt-strawberry indulgence – e. g. put it in a warm crêpe and let it melt softly, or mix some yoghurt and fresh strawberries, cut a Yogurette bar in small pieces and add it to the mixture – yummy!
Definitely another spring German candy are those Erfrischungsstäbchen (refreshment sticks) by the former Belgian company De Beukelaer. In 1955 the founder's son Edouard De Beukelaer II. decided to move the company to Germany. It is very famous for its biscuits, but the Erfrischungsstäbchen are really something different. The perfect combination of a fruity liquid filling in an orange-lemon flavor and the crispy UTZ-certified chocolate coating is extraordinary good. Like the Yogurette, I love to put the Erfrischungsstäbchen in the refrigerator and enjoy them ice-cold – best refresher ever on hot days!
Do you remember about the conching Lindt invented? I told you about that process in last September's blog post. The Lindor chocolate really is a prove that conching is all worth it! I love every Lindt chocolate, but this Lindor bar definitely is my favorite Lindt treat. It melts so softly in your mouth, it's really a gourmet-taste. I'm sure that some of you tried the Lindor chocolate before, because it is very popular, not only in Germany. But often it's hard to get it outside of European borders, and if it's available it's often very expensive. So I think especially our over-seas Candy German subscribers are pleased when they find that goodie in their monthly candy subscription box. Enjoy it!
Another Ferrero candy is this little bar. It's a wafer filled with chocolate cream and hazelnuts covered in milk chocolate. The original duplo is known as "the longest praline of the world". The duplo Chocnut is quite new and does not remind me a lot of the original duplo, but more of the Ferrero Rocher. The bar is divided into three little chunks, each one is filled with a chocolate cream and a big hazelnut. It's very nice looking and awakens your appetite immediately when you see it. The milk chocolate covered wafer is very crunchy, once you bite through it you reach the delicious chocolate cream and the nut – Do you need more description? I don't think so!
We already had several Milka treats in our previous German candy subscription boxes, but this one is very special and interesting, because it's a combination of a German and an American candy. I remember the first time I heard about Oreos, I was looking the American sitcom Full House. When Michelle, the youngest daughter, got caught by her uncle Jesse eating the inside of all Oreos, she responded quick-witted: "Next time, only buy the middles!" I just thought "Hmm, that looks good, but I can't get it in Germany." Nowadays you find Oreos in every supermarket around here and, instead of Michelle, I like the whole cookie. So I was really excited when I saw that there is a Milka & Oreo bar now. I guess I don't have to say much about the taste. The Milka milk chocolate is awesome as always, the crunchy Oreo cookie fits perfectly to it and the delicious vanilla cream makes this treat complete. Love it!
After all the chocolate here comes a German treat without chocolate, the Choco Bistro Zitronen Waffeln = lemon waffles. A lemon cream is put between several layers of waffles. That sounds very simple, actually it is, but the Zitronen Waffeln taste very exquisite and unique. The waffles itself don't have much taste, but the cream is very fruity, slightly sour, and moderate sweet. It tastes just like a nice spring snack. We have this waffles with a hazelnut cream, too, but I prefer the lemon sort. I love to eat the Zitronen Waffeln when my sweet tooth is aching and I'm not in the mood for chocolate. I guess that is right now – happy to have a package right here!
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