The First 2015 Candy German Box

We wish you all a Happy New Year and celebrate it with our January German candy subscription box! The first half year of Candy German was very successful and we want to continue sending your monthly candy from Germany in 2015. We are pleased with all your positive feedback on the boxes and are really looking forward to making your sweet tooth happy again and again! Please continue sending us your feedback whenever you like at hello@candygerman.com – it helps making Candy German even better. The January box again is a nice mixture of some of the best treats Germany has to offer. Some are traditional and we know them for years, some are quite new on the market. One thing is clear, they are all delicious! You can find chocolates, wine gums, hard candy and much more in this month's German candy subscription box. Get to know more about it now.

nimm2 Lachgummi Joghurt

Vitamins for nibbling, that's the slogan of the famous German candy brand nimm2 that is manufactured by Storck. Originally nimm2 was known for its lemon and orange hard candy drops filled with a fruity juice – nimm2 means take two, a yellow and a orange drop – but some time ago the assortment was extended by goodies like lollipops – we had them in our very first Candy German box – or this month's nimm2 Lachgummi. We decided to put the yoghurt ones in your monthly candy subscription box. They are fruity and creamy at the same time. Ok, candy is definitely not healthy, so I won't try to tell you this, but the Lachgummis have a lot of useful vitamins. But the best is that this German candy just tastes phenomenal. I can't stop eating it when I once opened the package. Lachgummis means laughing gummis, by the way. You can build little figures with them like you see on the package. So I guess it's the perfect German candy for kids.

nimm2 Lachgummi Joghurt

Alpia Knusprige Weisse Schokolade

Alpia, a brand by the German chocolate manufacturer Stollwerk, is one of the main competitors of Milka in Germany. Therefore, you can guess, it's quite equal in appearance and quality. The purple package is absolutely reminiscent of the Milka bar's packages, even the marketing concept is similar: Both companies argue that they use alpine milk, milk that is produced by cows living in the Alps, for their chocolates. Alpia even points that by its name. Milka is definitely more popular in Germany, perhaps because it exists longer, but Alpia is definitely not inferior in taste and quality. I think especially the white chocolate by Alpia is very good, so we put it in your German candy subscription box. It is super creamy, the added cornflakes make it crunchy at the same time. Love it!

Alpia Knusprige Weisse Schokolade

Milka Toffee Kaffee

And there it is, Milka, the other purple chocolate brand. We decided not to put a traditional but quite a new Milka product in this month's Candy German subscription box, the Milka Toffee. What can I say?! I don't want to be not authentic, but again this German candy is absolutely delicious. The fine combination of toffee, coffee, and milk chocolate is brilliant, but the best thing about the Milka Toffee is the melting chocolate core in the middle of the goodie. There are three different sorts of the Milka Toffee, Classic, Hazelnut, and Coffee. I said it before, I'm a coffee addict, so the decision, which sort we send in your monthly candy subscription box, was rather easy to make. We hope you enjoy the Milka Toffee as much as we do!

Milka Toffee Kaffee

De Beukelaer ChocOlé

De Beukelaer used to be a Belgian cookie company, very popular for its Prinzen Rolle – we had them in our very first German candy subscription box in June 2014. In 1955 the founder's son Edouard De Beukelaer II. decided to move the company to Germany. That was the first step for a fusion with the German company Griesson. Today Griesson – De Beukelaer stands for indulgence and high quality and many new products are invented regularly – so the ChocOlé. They are pretty twisted and covered two thirds in dark chocolate. There is also a milk chocolate variation, but we like the dark chocolate one more. The kind of cool looking cylinder packet is rather pretty to put on the table when you have guests and you can close it again, if you don't want to eat all the ChocOlé immediately. The biscuit sticks and the dark chocolate fit together perfectly, I think there is not much you can do false with such a combination. The best thing about the sticks is that De Beukelaer uses UTZ certified cocoa. Thumbs up! We like companies that take care of sustainability.

De Beukelaer Choc Olé

Dr. Quendt Original Dinkelchen

A German candy that seems to be quite healthy are the Dinkelchen by the German company Dr. Quendt. A company that has a Dr. title in its name, that must produce healthy stuff. Ok, perhaps you can argue that the Dinkelchen are not as unhealthy as other candy is. ;) I think that imagination should be produced by the good looking, dancing people you can see on the package. The Dinkelchen consist 30 percent of spelt flour, 2 percent of spelt bran, 8 percent of Russian bread, and – here comes the not so healthy ingredient – 50 percent of milk chocolate. I think you now ask yourself what Russian bread is. In Germany it is known as a dry pastry which is made out of a foamy cocoa and egg white dough. Usually you can get it formed as lettres around here, for example the company Dr. Quendt is a producer of Russian bread but I also know a Bahlsen Russian bread variation. So the Dinkelchen have some of this Russian bread inside and a lot of other good stuff. It's quite an unusual German candy but it tastes very good. The manikin on the package is so cute, I guess children love the Dinkelchen.

Dr. Quendt Original Dinkelchen

Ritter Sport Macadamia

Ritter Sport is definitely one of the most traditional chocolate brands in Germany. I guess you loved the Ritter Sport chocolate cube we put in your September 2014 Candy German subscription box. The Ritter Sport Macadamia is quite a new sort – and the best thing is that it is organic! The big macadamia pieces covered in milk chocolate taste delicious. I love macadamias, I think they are really unique. Combined with the yummy Ritter Sport chocolate this German candy is a gourmet taste. Did you recognize the "Plant For The Planet" sticker on your bar? Ritter Sport supports a project founded by some school kids who intend to plant 1,000 billion trees until 2020. You can read more about the project here.

Ritter Sport Macadamia

Dittmeyer's Valensina Multivitamin

When you talk about Dittmeyer's Valensina in Germany everyone associates orange juice immediately. The German company Valensina is best known for its fruity orange juice, every child knows it. Today they also produce other fruit juices and candy – just like the multivitamin drops we put in your monthly candy subscription box. Similar to the nimm2 Lachgummi, the Valensina drops contain a lot of useful vitamins. They taste absolutely fruity and have a juicy kernel. I always have to bite them instead of letting them slowly melt, I guess you know what I mean when you try this German candy.

Dittmeyer's Valensina Multivitamin

Nappo

Nappo is a German candy produced by the 1957 founded Wawi Group that is located in Pirmasens, Germany. The little Nappo goodies are quite an interesting candy. They consist of white dutch nougat surrounded by milk chocolate. This nougat has nothing to do with the brown nougat everyone knows, I assume. It is mainly made of sugar, egg white, and honey. The Nappo's texture is quite hard and they stretch when you bite them – take care of your teeth and enjoy!

Nappo

That is your first 2015 Candy German subscription box. We hope you like it as much as we do. As always, feel free to give us your feedback at hello@candygerman.com. We appreciate your opinion on the candies a lot!