On the 15th of July we shipped our July Candy German box. Today we want to lift the secret what was in it. If you did not receive your box yet, decide if you want to read further, but we think that everyone got the box by now. The verity of German candy we put inside was again very well assorted. For us the most important thing is that every subscribed candy enthusiast gets the monthly candy from Germany he or she loves – and, I think, we achieved this again with our July German candy subscription box!
Katjes is beside Haribo the second best known wine gum company in Germany. Their first product ever (in 1910) were the Katjes licorice kittens. So, I guess, that's the reason why they named the product we put in the box "Back to the Roots". I love this new licorice candy. It is really soft and does not glue at your teeth as licorice often does. The texture is so tender because there is no gelatine inside, and another effect of this is that this German candy is vegetarian. Well done Katjes! My conclusion about Katjes Back to the Roots is: Either you love or you hate licorice, but if you hate it, try this delicious licorice product. This will change your opinion!
Marzipan is another German candy opinions get controversial about. So it's kind of risky to put it in our German candy subscription box. We just hope you like it. The German company Zentis is originally known as a jam producer. After the Second World War fine confectionary products like chocolate and marzipan complemented their assortment. One of it is Belnuga. It has a soft nougat filling surrounded with delicious marzipan and milk chocolate at the outside. I can't imagine anyone could not love this German candy.
Every child in Germany knows the purple Milka cow. Milka chocolate is probably the best known German chocolate brand, and I know that you can get it in other countries, like the US, too. Relatively new products are the Milka Mini Cakes. There are several sorts of them, but I like the Choco Twists the most – so we put it in our monthly candy box. The cake is very fluffy, and there are big Milka chocolate pieces in it. I also like the size of this German candy. It is like a little sweet snack in between, and you don't have to worry that the cakes get dry because they are packed separately.
There it is, the Kinder Joy egg! Perhaps you read our blog post about the Kinder Egg. There the Kinder Joy is mentioned too. It has a cream part which consists of chocolate and milk cream. Inside the cream there are two small crispy balls which have a chocolate filling again. I love to cover them with the cream before eating them. Furthermore the Kinder Joy has a toy part, where a little toy is added either as a whole or in small pieces which need to be build together. A small piece of paper describes how this works. The Kinder Joy egg is a brilliant gift idea for kids, they will love it.
Hitschler is a company located in our beautiful hometown Cologne. The Schnüre (engl. = laces) are a very funny German candy which exists since the 70s and is a huge success on the German candy market. Perhaps children like the Schnüre more than adults because you can play with it, e. g. wrap it around a finger or so. They are available in different tastes, like cola, cherry and apple. No matter which sort you taste, they all taste delicious, and the texture of the thin laces feels so funny in your mouth.
Coppenrath is a very old German company. In the 30s they came out with their honey cake which was often eaten by royals. Coppenrath used to be a very old and traditional bakehouse, later they became a very modern bakery. Today Coppenrath is known for its fine pastry. One of their products, the Spritzgenuss, we decided to put in our July German candy subscription box. This German pastry simply tastes awesome. It is half covered with dark chocolate. I love to dip it in my coffee, so that the chocolate melts a bit. I guess I will have at least some of them today.
The Feodora brand of high-quality chocolates and pralines came into being in 1910 and owes its name to the German Princess Feodora. The first time I recognised a Feodora product as a child was because of their Katzenzungen (engl. = cat's tongues). I loved the sweet milk chocolate bars, but Feodora was always a very noble brand, so I only ate them during special occasions, e. g. christmas. The Himbeer Smoozis I discovered, when we planned our July Candy German box, and YES! they are soooooo good. Those little raspberry thaler with white chocolate are so fruity, they have a creamy milk filling. Did you see the small paper on the top? There you can find some ideas for recipes. For those of you who can't read German, and I guess that are the most of you, here comes a recipe in English:
If you want, you can add some sugar. I tried it with a ripe frozen banana for sweetening. Defrost it for 5 minutes, and cut it in pieces. Then put all ingredients in a blender. The best smoothie I had in a long time – it's so refreshing!!
We had a Haribo product, the Pasta Flagga, in our June German candy subscription box, so this time we decided to just put just a small Haribo extra in the box. What can I say about Maoam?! When I have to mention 5 German candies I eat since my childhood, Maoam is definitely one of them. I guess in Germany exists not even one kid who never ate Maoam. The small package includes individually packed little fruity chewing drops. Either you can chew them or suck them until they are gone. I love Maoam!