Another Candy German year comes to an end. We hope that 2016 was a good year for you. As every year, we would like to say thank you for your trust in our little company. Some of you may know, that we are a two-man (woman) company. Mark and I started Candy German back in 2014. Since then we grew slowly but constantly – and that’s because of you! Many thanks for your support! We are looking forward to a new year 2017 together with you. Probably you already have plans about how to spend the festive days – maybe we can sweeten your Christmas a bit with the December Candy German box. And if you do not celebrate Christmas, I’m sure you will like your box too.
Baumkuchen-Spitzen = Tree Cake peaks are very traditional German cakes that are eaten during the festive time. The Favorina Baumkuchen is a multi-layered cake, added by orange liqueur, covered in milk chocolate. By the way, on the pictures you see a different sort, but you get the orange liqueur one. The making of this cake is very complex, because every layer is baked individually. You can see how a Baumkuchen is made here. Perhaps you already suggest why this cake is named tree cake. Think of the bark of a tree. When you cut a tree trunk you can see its tree rings. Looks similar to your multi-layered Baumkuchen, doesn’t it?
Aachener Printen are a special sort of German Lebkuchen (gingerbread) that is baked in Aachen since 1820. You can compare them with a honey bread or spiced bread in taste. The term Aachener Printen is a protected designation of origin, and so all manufactures can be found in or near the German city Aachen. There are Printen recipes that result in a very hard pastry, so you really have to worry about your teeth when you eat them. The Nuss-Schoko-Printen in your monthly candy subscription box are a soft and juicy version. We think that this variation tastes much better than the hard one. They have a light spicy flavor and a phenomenal crunchy texture because of the nuts. The dark chocolate topping is so good and fits to the sweet Printen perfectly. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea!
Speku is the short form for Spekulatius. Spekulatius are a type of very crunchy shortcrust biscuits. They are very thin because the dough does not rinse much. Usually the biscuits are spiced and buttery. So are the Coppenrath Speku-Duett. What the famous German pastry company did is put a cream in between two Spekulatius biscuits. Either you got the biscuits with almond cream or the ones with Spekulatius cream. Both are so so good and the perfect treat for Christmas. The almond cream is so yummy, it is very rich and has an intense almond flavor. The Spekulatius cream is added by cinnamon and cloves. Both treats spread Christmas atmosphere. By the way, your package is resealable, so your biscuits stay fresh, if you don’t want to eat them all at once.
Perhaps you think: What is this?! A German candy that looks like potatoes! Yes, it's crazy but it's true – Kartoffeln is the German word for potatoes, and, as the product name says, those "potatoes" consist of marzipan. We know that not everyone likes marzipan, but a German candy subscription box without marzipan is not imaginable. Especially before and during the holiday season we eat a lot of marzipan in Germany. The marzipan potatoes are the most minimalistic way to offer marzipan as a candy. The almond paste is simply formed as a potato, and sprinkled with cocoa from the outside, so that it resembles the peel of a real potato in appearance. The cocoa used is UTZ certified that means that the cocoa was sustainable cultivated. The German company Zentis, that is also located in Aachen since 1893, is originally known as a jam producer. After the Second World War fine confectionary products like chocolate and marzipan complemented their assortment.
White chocolate – yay! We received many emails from you asking for more white chocolate in your monthly candy subscription box. We found this Christmas delicacy for you. Feine Kugeln Weiße Schokolade simply means fine balls white chocolate. They are so delicious. Inside there is a smooth and creamy white filling. The outside ball is very crunchy. Those little bite-sized chunks are really a gourmet taste.
We complete your Candy German subscription box with a treat that simply is called tree trunk = Baumstamm. From the outside it resembles the tree bark, so that’s basically where the name for this German candy comes from. The Wintertraum Baumstamm has a fine marzipan heart that is surrounded by a rich nougat cream and delicious milk chocolate from the outside. I don’t know how many of this German candy I already ate this year and the past years – I only know that it must have been a lot. I love the combination of marzipan and nougat!
Do you like your December Candy German box? If you want, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas everyone, stay safe, and have a wonderful New Year!