Wow! We already shipped the third Candy German subscription box. Time is running and there are more and more people from all over the world who enjoy our monthly candy subscription box. Thank you all so much! This month's German candies are again highlights for your sweet tooth.
If you have subscribed for our August Candy German box, you are one of the lucky ones who holds a very special candy from Germany in your hands, the Goldbären Fan-edition. I'm sure most of you know the original Haribo gummy bears – we also had a small package in our first box – but not everyone owes the privilege to taste the Fan-edition with its new flavors apricot, cherry, grapefruit, raspberry, watermelon and, I guess a very special flavor which is not everywhere known as well as in Germany, "Waldmeister" which is woodruff (?). Perhaps you know another name for it? Please let us know! The Fan-edition is limited and you can't buy it outside of German borders. It's available only for a short period ("nur für kurze Zeit"). The Haribo fans had the chance to select between twelve flavors for the special edition and Haribo produced the six winners. I have to say I always liked gummy bears, but this edition is an absolutely new experience. It's totally fruity and delicious, I can't decide which one of the new flavors I like the best!
"Nussecken" (nut corners) are very popular in Germany. You can either make them by yourself (I found a nice recipe here), buy them freshly baked in a confectionery or packed like the Schulte ones we put in our German candy subscription box. Schulte Feingebäck is a very traditional family business. Back in 1884 August Schulte founded a bread bakery. In 1922 his son started to expand the assortment with zwieback, biscuits and pastry. The Mini Nussecken have a dough base which is covered by crunchy hazelnuts. The base is dipped into dark chocolate. It's not easy to describe the taste of the Nussecken – you have to try them, they are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.
This chocolate bar is so yummy, and it's different because of its special texture which is crunchy and creamy at the same time. The German candy manufacturer Hosta combines puffed rice with milk chocolate. The Choco Nippon is a proof that Germans know how to produce chocolate. It is rich and creamy, I just love it. But what I love the most about Choco Nippon is that it is kind of light and airy. That 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 top brand of 2013.
The Sallos drops are definitely my favorite licorice German candy. I always have some of the individually packed drops in my handbag. They have a very full licorice flavor which I love. The manufacturer Villosa produces a lot of different Sallos drops, e. g. Sallos X-TREME that is filled with salt, but that's to much for our tongues. So we decided to put the original version in our monthly candy subscription box and hope you like it as much as we do.
Bahlsen is one of the most famous German cookie companies. They are market leader in Europe with their two brands Bahlsen and Leibniz. The family business exists since 1889 and is known for its high quality. I know that Bahlsen ships international, so we decided to put a product in our German candy subscription box which is very new and is not exported (yet?). The Be Happy cookies are so cute, they show little smileys, hearts, inscriptions that say "me" or "u" and so on. The double cookie is filled with a tender cocoa cream – so yummy! The cocoa is UTZ certified which stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. I would say that the Be Happy cookies are kind of a soul food, they do what they promise, they make you happy.
There is not so much to say about the Milka Schoko Drops. To be honest, I don't think that Milka can do something wrong ever. Their chocolate and other products always taste delicious – same for the Schoko Drops. Crispy white and purple candy shells are filled with Milka alpine milk chocolate and a fine milk cream. I also like the package of this German candy a lot. It is very handy because it’s reclosable.
Do you like caramel? I do! The first thing that comes into my mind when I think of caramel is a parish fair. I immediately feel like a child again when I smell it. In Cologne we have parish fairs quite often across the year – from fall until spring – and you can buy a lot of caramel candy there. But during summer time I often miss my caramel. The German candy manufacturer Storck does a great job with their caramel products – they help me across the summer. ;-) The Riesen Karamell is so soft and has a very rich caramel flavor. Perhaps you know the Storck Riesen Chocolate Caramel, they are very yummy too. But when you want the pure caramel taste, I recommend the Riesen Karamell we put in our German candy subscription box.
Multilayered crispy-baked wafer with one third whole-wheat flour, milk and melted nougat cream filling, with crunchy roasted hazelnuts – Sounds good, doesn't it?! Knoppers is so so good, it is a perfect in-between snack. It is not just delicious, it is also one of the German snacks that is quite nutritious as well. So if you did not have enough breakfast, a Knoppers in-between can help.