Candy German August Box

Hello everyone! Here’s your monthly blog post – this time about your August Candy German subscription box. Summer is coming to an end slowly – temperatures are starting to cool down a bit. Although we are still careful not to put treats in your box that can melt easily, there are some chocolaty delicacies in this month’s German candy subscription box – and some candies that you told us you would love to see in the box. This leads us to our first surprise…

Haribo Goldbären Fan-edition

Those of you who are subscribed to Candy German for a year or even more than a year now, will recognize it fast: They sent this goodie before! Yes, that’s right! We received dozens of emails past year. All of you told us the same: "Oh, it’s so sad that I wasn’t subscribed, when you sent the Haribo Fan-edition (August 2014). I would love to try it! Hopefully it will make it in the box soon again!" For us it was self-evidently – we had to put this German candy in the box again. The problem was that it was only available for a short period of time, so we couldn’t get it. Now, one year later, Haribo decided to produce the Goldbären Fan-edition again. And here it is, your special surprise! Please make sure to read the August 2014 Candy German subscription box blog post There you’ll find more information about your unique gummy bears.

Haribo Goldbären Fan-edition

Storck Toffifee

This German candy is one of the most popular in Germany. Toffifee is produced since 1973. Back then it was introduced to the market as an energy snack for business women – weird positioning, but okay… Today Toffifee is known for being the perfect family treat – everyone loves it, kids and grown-ups. I cannot imagine any Storck product that does not taste wonderful! On the package you can read: "Die Haselnuss in Caramel mit Nougatcreme und Schokolade". Mainly that is a description of this German candy. It says: The hazelnut in caramel with nougat cream and chocolate. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? The soft and yummy caramel shell is filled harmonically with the most delicious ingredients. There is a whole hazelnut in the middle, surrounded by a smooth nougat cream. On the top there is a dot of dark chocolate icing. Those ingredients are the pure indulgence in combination. There are 15 pieces in your package, so there is enough for everyone. Enjoy it!

Toffifee

Die feinen Wetzel Kleinoblaten

Here is a very unique candy from Germany. The first time, I have heard of it, I was not in Germany, I was in Prague on a school trip. This round spa wafer originally comes from the Czech Republic, but the Germans adapted it and invented their own spa wafer version. The German producer Wetzel is located in the German city Dillingen that is crossed by the second largest European river, the Danube – or Donau as we say. So you can read on your spa wafer Dillingen-Donau. The Danube also crosses the Czech Republic, and Dillingen is very near by the Czech border. So, perhaps, it is not an accident that the German version of the spa wafers is produced in Dillingen. That’s one of the great things in Europe – countries are so close together that different influences, cultures, and customs become one. But enough geography, this is a German candy blog! You will love your spa wafers. It consists of two round wafers that have a cocoa cream filling and a chocolate frame. The Kleinoblate – by the way, that means small spa wafer, there is also a bigger version of it – is perfectly crunchy and so flavorful. The inner cocoa cream is just mouth-watering – together with the chocolate frame this German candy is a must-have!

Die feinen Wetzel Kleinoblaten

Milka Marzipan-Crème

Do you like Milka chocolate and do you like marzipan? Then I’m pretty sure that you’ll love this Milka Marzipan-Crème bar. It consists of dark chocolate that is filled with a marzipan cream. Marzipan and dark chocolate always fit together perfectly – you cannot do anything wrong with this combination. Marzipan always is very sweet, dark chocolate on the other hand is semi-sweet – let the flavorful chocolate melt slowly in your mouth and enjoy the sweet surprise in the middle. Well done, Milka!

Milka Marzipan-Crème

Bahlsen ABC Russisch Brot

From the Czech Republic we come to Russia. To be honest, I did not have a clue why this German candy is called Russian Bread, so I asked the Internet oracle Google. Guess what I found – Russian Bread seems to have its origin in Russia, but there are also other theories that say that it has nothing to do with Russia. Since 1844 it is produced in the German city Dresden, so no one would deny that it is a German candy at least. Whatever, what interests us the most is how it tastes. Russian Bread is a very dry and crunchy pastry, consisting of a foamy cocoa and egg dough. It kind of reminds me of ginger bread, but the consistency is much harder. The taste is not easy to describe – I like my Russian Bread the most with a cup of coffee to soak it in. It’s a really tasteful and aromatic snack for in between. I remember I use to play with it when I was a kid and formed words out of the letters. Perhaps you are confused why this German candy comes in letters. I found an interesting theory – it says that people used to believe that eating letters would help them to learn reading. So, tell your kids they do not need to go to school anymore – give them Russian Bread. ;-)

Bahlsen ABC Russisch Brot

Kinder Bueno

We received a lot of emails from you who asked: "Are you going to put Kinder Bueno in the box? Please do so, we love it!" As always we try to please you, so here it is. As every Kinder product it is one of the finest candies from Germany you can get. A smooth hazelnut cream is put into a wafer which is surrounded by a melting milk chocolate and sprinkled by dark chocolate. Kinder Bueno is available since 1990. I can remember when it was new in shops and when I first tried it – I was convinced immediately and since then it is on my regular candy shopping list.

Kinder Bueno

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