Hello again everyone! We just enjoyed a beautiful late summer. Temperatures climbed up to over 30 degrees – probably for the last time this year. For about three days now temperatures are dropping in Germany and in most countries we ship our boxes to. You know what this means: From next month on you will get a lot of chocolate in your Candy German subscription box again. This month’s box, the September box, also comes with some chocolaty treats and a lot of other delicious German candies.
La la lalalala lala lala la – excuse me, I have a catchy tune for the day. Schlümpfe is the German word for Smurfs. Those little blue fellows are known around the world, but only few know that they originate from Belgium. As a kid I loved to watch the old The Smurfs comic series on TV, today there are even two The Smurfs movies and a third one will come in 2017. So, I think, it’s a great idea to bring out gummy Smurfs as Haribo did. According to your package’s description there are Papa Smurfs with red heads, Smurfettes with yellow heads and Brainy, Vanity, and Jokey Smurfs with white heads. I remember that Gargamel always tried to catch the Smurfs and wanted to throw them in his big hot water boiler – I was always happy when they managed to escape. Once your Haribo package is open, I’m afraid the Smurfs won’t manage to escape this time. ;) They are so yummy! They have a very chewy texture and taste sweet and fruity. I just love this German candy – it’s a fun treat for kids and grown-ups!
Although it was still very hot when we shipped your September Candy German subscription box on the 15th, we decided to put this chocolate product in it. Because of its special texture this product is protected from melting too bad, so I’m sure it will reach you in a good condition. There are little squares consisting of puffed rice and milk chocolate in this huge package. The German candy manufacturer Hosta did a great job. Nippon is rich and creamy and crunchy at the same time. What I love the most about this German candy is that it is kind of light and airy. This is because of the puffed rice which does not lie heavy in your stomach and kind of neutralizes the rich chocolate. The German food industry magazine honored Nippon as a top brand of 2013.
Those of you who are familiar with German culture know that these days the Oktoberfest in Munich started. And what do you eat mostly on the Oktoberfest? Yes, sausages and pretzels! Therefore, we put a pretzel product in your monthly candy subscription box from Germany. It’s a very simple treat, easy to describe. There are two big pretzels in your package. They are very dry, crunchy, and salty – just like a pretzel stick. The producer Huober claims on the website that their products are all organic. Since 60 years they bake their pretzels using the same recipe. Directly after baking, the pretzels are packed so that they remain fresh for a long time. On the foil you can read: "Die Marke durch die dreimal die Sonne scheint". This means "The brand through which the sun shines for three times".
Knusprig wie chips, lecker wie cookies = crunchy like chips, yummy like cookies: You can read this on your Bahlsen Cookie Chips package. I could not describe the texture of these delicacies any better. Either you got the Double Choc, or the Cinnamon & Sugar, or the Chocolate Chips version. All three of them are real gourmet tastes – I cannot decide which one I like the most. I love cinnamon, so the cinnamon cookies are just perfect for me. At the same time I love chocolate, so the two chocolate versions are perfect for me, too. I think Bahlsen could never make any bad products. They are a guarantee of quality and deliciousness.
The second Haribo product in this month’s German candy subscription box is Haribo Lacaroo. It’s very different from the Smurfs and a must-have when it comes to licorice. Haribo Lacaroo is very new on the German market, so you are lucky to get one of these packages. A licorice kernel is surrounded by a cranberry sugar coating. The fruity outside and the mild licorice inside fit together perfectly. Haribo Lacaroo is also available in the sorts toffee and sea salt. If you want, you can let us know what you think about Lacaroo, and eventually there will be another sort in another Candy German box some day.
Although the name says Russian bread, this German treat is not produced in Russia, but in the German city Dresden – since 1844. You received Russian bread before in your Candy German subscription box. Back then it was Bahlsen’s Russian bread. This time we selected Dr. Quendt’s coconut version for you. What is so special about it is that there are freshly roasted coconut flakes added to the dough which gives the treat a nice coconut flavor – without any added aroma, as it is said on the package. What the pastry letters include in detail is: wheat flour, egg white, roasted coconut, vanilla, and sugar. So you get a very natural product and you can taste this. Perhaps you are wondering why this German candy comes in letters. I found an interesting theory – it says that people used to believe that eating letters would help them to learn reading.
Don’t forget that the chocolate season is starting again with the October box. If you are not subscribed to Candy German yet, make sure to do so soon. Ordering stop for the October box is October 10th, 23:59 GMT.
As always, feel free to give us your feedback on your candy from Germany via email@example.com.