It's getting colder, especially in Germany. Fall is coming, and the hot months are over, so we decided to put a lot of chocolate in our September Candy German subscription box we could not send during summer time – some of the best chocolates Germany has to offer. But we also thought of the candy and pastry lovers, and so you find between the chocolates some Haribo, chewy candy, and biscuits in your monthly candy box from Germany. We hope that we are not too late with our blog entry, we recognized that shipping lasts shorter for some of you then we expected. So we think about posting our next month's blog entry earlier. But first of all read more about this month's German candy subscription box that offers a lot for everyone, again.
Since the beginning of Candy German we always said, we have to put some Ritter Sport in our monthly candy box. Ritter Sport was founded in 1912 by Alfred Eugen Ritter and his wife Clara Ritter. After two decades of successful chocolate trade they manifested a new aim: "We’ll make a chocolate that fits into the pocket of every sports jacket, doesn’t break, and still weighs the same as a normal long bar of chocolate." You can read the whole history of the company here, it's very interesting. We know that people all over the world love the Ritter Sport chocolate from Germany. And that has a reason, it is mouth-watering! The Schokowürfel (chocolate cube) includes four different Ritter Sport sorts: nougat creme filled with crunchy nuts, pure nougat creme, cocoa brittle, and caramel. On the cube you can read "Vielfalt" which is the German word for diversity, and that's what you get. All sorts are covered with creamy milk chocolate. The Schokowürfel is filled up with 22 separately wrapped mini chocolate bars, so you have five to six items of every sort. I think that's great. I often put a Ritter Sport chocolate cube on the table, when I expect a convivial round with friends or the family. Everyone can grab some items out of the pretty noble designed box. I think it's the perfect treat for guests.
DANKE, ARIGATŌ, OBRIGADO, MERCI – We want to say THANK YOU to our subscribers from all around the world, and the merci Petits by the German candy company Storck are the perfect treat from Germany for doing so. We had different treats from Storck in our other German candy subscription boxes, so you know that this company is a guarantor for indulgence. I'm a huge coffee fan – actually while I'm writing this, a tall cup of coffee stands on my table :) – so I like the merci Petits Coffee & Cream the most. I hope you share my taste. There are plenty of other sorts out there, for example Milk Cream or Noisette Cream, but I guess the Coffee & Cream sort is the most eaten in Germany. It's half milk chocolate and half white chocolate. The whole little treat has a phenomenal coffee flavor. But don't worry, it's not bitter at all, it's just sweet and creamy, simply let it melt in your mouth – perfect!
That's quite an unusual name for a chocolate bar, but Lindt has done everything right with it, as usual. Many people think that Lindt is a German company but actually it is based in Switzerland. The Hello My Name Is… chocolate bars, as well as many others of their products, are produced in Germany. So you could say it's a German/Suisse treat. Lindt & Sprüngli, that's the whole name of the company, is worldwide known for its premium chocolates. Lindt chocolate was the first chocolate ever that was creamy and melty. Before that chocolate was a crumbly substance which was pressed by hand. Lindt reached the special melty texture by inventing the conching which is simply the permanent kneading for about 24 to 60 hours at 110 degrees. This process smooths the chocolate. During the conching Lindt adds cocoa butter to their products. There is a rumor that in 1879 Rodolphe Lindt, one of the founders of the company, forgot to switch off the kneading machine across the weekend and so the conching was developed by accident. Who knows, but it's a nice story. What is a fact is that you can experience the taste of conched chocolate when you eat the Hello my name is Strawberry Cheesecake bar. It's a unique chocolate experience, kind of a smooth and delicious gourmet taste. The creamy milk chocolate and the fruity strawberry cheesecake filling complete one another perfectly. Hello I love you Strawberry Cheesecake chocolate bar!
There it is again, Haribo! The assortment of the German candy producer, who is located near the city of Bonn, is so huge that we could at least put one Haribo item in each box. I don't say that we do that, but we could. What is clear is that the Süsse Mäuse are not the last Haribo treat you are going to get in your monthly candy subscription box from Germany. For me, the Süsse Mäuse are not only a German candy, they are also a toy which reminds me of my childhood. I know, you should not play with food, but please, which kid would not do so, if you look at these cute mice?! I'm sure the taste and texture will remind you of marshmallows, although it is not the same. In Germany we usually don't eat much marshmallows, or better to say not as much as for example Americans do, but the Süsse Mäuse are known – and I'm sure eaten – by every child in Germany.
Tekrum is a brand of Griesson – De Beukelaer, one of the leading companies in the sweet and savoury baked goods market. The history of Tekrum starts in a small confectionary – similar to many other companies, we put products from in our Candy German subscription box, like Schulte or Coppenrath. In 1897, Theodor Krumm opened the Café Krumm which was famous for its almond macaroons that were well known in the royal court. Today, well over 100 years after Café Krumm was opened, Tekrum is a big company with a wide assortment of biscuits and pastries. We decided to put the Johannisbeer-Törtchen in our German candy subscription box because we tried them and they are delicious. They are really new on the German market, they are sold since September. The shortpastry is kind of sweet, but the black currant filling makes the biscuits fruity and a bit sour. I think they are a perfect addition to the other products we put in our Candy German subscription box. Enjoy them!
In Cologne, our hometown, the first thing when you think of confetti is the "Kölner Karneval". The Cologne Carnival is called the fifth season of the year where everyone is completely mad and behaves like there is no tomorrow. On the Shrove Monday procession a lot of confetti, flowers, candies, chocolates etc. are thrown into the crowd. What you always can find are small packages of the Hitschies. Those colorful little treats fit perfectly to carnival, perhaps that's the reason why the German candy maker Hitschler, who is located in Cologne, started to produce them. The Hitschies are a chewy candy. The four flavors strawberry, lemon, orange, and apple taste so good and fruity. Let us bring you a bit of the "Kölner Karneval" to your city and enjoy this candy from Germany.