Past year’s feedback on our holiday boxes was amazing. You told us that you loved your Candy German Christmas treats and that it was a new experience to taste them. We also received many emails from people who once lived in Germany and told us that they were overwhelmed, because we brought back so many memories to them. We know that you are waiting for more German holiday treats with pleasant anticipation – so here it is, your 2015 November Candy German subscription box.
Stollen is a very popular German fruit cake. Last year we sent a stollen in your German candy subscription box, too. Many told us that they loved it and that they wished it was bigger, because it was gone so quick. So we thought: Why not send another stollen – this time by another company!? The Favorina finest marzipan stollen contains – as the name says – marzipan. Furthermore it includes sultanas, candied orange and lemon peel, and spices and flavors that spread Christmas atmosphere. The stollen is sprinkled with powder sugar which makes it a rather sweet treat. The whole combination is extraordinarily good. I can’t imagine Christmas without stollen. Enjoy!
Domino Stars, better known as Domino Steine (Domino Stones), are another German Christmas candy we put the second time in your monthly candy subscription box. As well as stollen, domino stones are a must-have for Christmas. They can be considered as a mixture of flavors and textures. From the inside they have three layers. On the bottom there is a spicy gingerbread layer, the second is a fruity jelly one and the third is marzipan. From the outside the Domino Stars are covered by thin chocolate. Sounds good, doesn't it? Yes, the Domino Stars taste phenomenal, we love to eat them in Germany. Domino Steine were invented in 1936 in Dresden, Germany – the Kinkartz Domino Stars come from the German city of Aachen that is located near the Dutch border. Aachen is one of the most traditional cities when it comes to German holiday treats. That’s why the company Lambertz, that is the producer of the brand Kinkartz, is located there. I love all Kinkartz products. On the wrapping of the Domino Stars you can read "unverwechselbar im Geschmack". That means distinctive in taste – I agree!
Do you like German lebkuchen (gingerbread)? Then I’m sure you love the Wintertraum Lebkuchen Konfekt (= winter dream gingerbread comfit). The small bite-sized gingerbread chunks are covered in delicious chocolate. So far so good – what gives this German candy that certain something are definitely the added almond slivers. I’m addicted to this gingerbread comfit – so sad, that it is not available all over the year.
Sarotti is a new brand in your German candy subscription box. It was invented in 1852 by the German candy company Stollwerck that is located in our hometown Cologne. A brand that convinces people for such a long time must find its way into your monthly candy subscription box from Germany – I’m sure it’s not the last time we send you a Sarotti product. Sarotti is known as "die Kakao Schokolade" = the cocoa chocolate. This month you either get the Sarotti egg liqueur or the Sarotti cognac cream truffles. Yes, both contain alcohol. Please don’t give the truffles to your kids! The egg liqueur truffles consist of the finest smooth milk chocolate that contains 30% cocoa. The egg liqueur filling is stunning. The cognac cream truffles consist of dark chocolate that contains 60% cocoa. The cognac cream filling is so so good. Both sorts’ alcohol flavor is not too intense, so you definitely don’t have to be afraid to get drunk when you eat the truffles. It’s just a very noble gourmet taste with that certain something. I love both sorts and they are perfect for Christmas – also as a gift to the loved ones!
Around Christmas Germans love to eat cinnamon and coriander flavored chocolate. Lindt knows how to satisfy our sweet tooth. They invent the best cinnamon and coriander flavored chocolate I’ve ever eaten – so as the Süsse Weihnachtshelfer bar = sweet Christmas aider bar. The packaging of this bar is so cute, isn’t it? And it really spreads Christmas atmosphere. The milk chocolate bar is mind-blowing. It is filled with a smooth spicy flavored cream. There is not much more I can say about this candy from Germany. Try it and indulge!
Edelmarzipan-Brot = finest marzipan bread. This German candy is reminiscent of a loaf of bread. It’s a very traditional German Christmas treat and it will make all marzipan enthusiasts happy. The marzipan is very rich. Don’t think you can eat this German candy at once – it is very sweet and fills your stomach quickly. I always cut my marzipan bread in small slices – like a real bread – and eat it little by little. The chocolate icing is a perfect fit to the sweet marzipan. I’m sure that even those of you who are not so much into marzipan will enjoy the Wintertraum Edelmarzipan-Brot.
That’s our first 2015 holiday box. Do you like it? Please feel free to let us know at email@example.com. We are looking forward to send you the second box filled with holiday candy from Germany!
As we want that everyone gets the December box until Christmas, we are going to send it a few days earlier – approximately around the 10th of December, we will inform you on Facebook and Twitter as always.
One last thing we want to mention: We are often asked, if the green packing material we use is bio-degradable. Yes it is! You can throw it in your general household trash and even compost it. The box itself consists of recycled cardboard.