Wow, the past few weeks have been very hot in Germany. Usually we are used to temperatures between 25 to 30 degrees, but this summer it is much hotter. And when we look around what temperatures are like all around the world, this does not only seem to be a German "problem". We like the heat most of the time, but we don’t really like that we cannot put chocolate in your German candy subscription box during summer. Not because there aren’t enough other German candies that we can send to your door, but because we know that many of you love our German chocolates. Nevertheless, your past month’s feedback insured us that you love our summer boxes, too. Thank you all so much and apologies if there was the one or another email we replied to late! We read every email very carefully and are thankful for your feedback!
The last time we had a Tekrum product in our Candy German subscription box was in September 2014. We received a lot of feedback on the Johannisbeer-Törtchen. The consensus was that you loved the biscuits and that you would love to try some other Tekrum products. And here they are: the Caramel-Herzchen = caramel hearts! Tekrum, a brand of the company Griesson – De Beukelaer, is a very traditional German biscuit brand. Its origin goes back to 1897 when Theodor Krumm opened the Café Krumm. The members of the royal court loved to eat the almond macaroons that were the most famous product of this café. Today Krumm became Tekrum – they have a fine assortment of different biscuits and pastries. The Caramel-Herzchen are very new on the German candy market. They consist of two heart-shaped cookies, in between there is a caramel cream. From the outside the cookies are sprinkled with white and milk chocolate. The cookies have a phenomenal buttery flavor, they are really mallow. The smooth caramel cream is the high light. It’s very aromatic and mouth-watering. Thanks to Tekrum for this new product!
This is the second time we put a Dittmeyer’s Valensina treat in your Candy German subscription box. In January 2015 you received the multivitamin drops, this time we selected the Dittmeyer’s Valensina Sauer. The fruity sour chews come in the flavors apple, grapefruit, raspberry, and black currant. Perhaps you are confused about the oranges on the bag, because there is no orange flavor in the bag? Dittmeyer’s Valensina originally was the most famous orange juice brand in Germany. Today they produce beside juices a lot of different candies like the sour chews. I love those little treats, they are so fruity and moderate sour. The problem is that I cannot stop eating the soft chews when I once have started – good that they are sold in a family bag.
Rote Grütze is a very traditional and popular German dessert. Mainly it is red fruit jelly, we eat it with vanilla sauce. Especially in the north of Germany, in Hamburg and at the sea, Rote Grütze is eaten frequently. The German jelly producer Schwartau invented a very German product, the Corny Rote Grütze Vanille bar. There are a lot of different corny bars on the market, you can’t really count the different sorts, but I think this special edition we put in your monthly candy subscription box is absolutely unique. The bar mainly consists of cereal crisps, cornflakes, oats, and dried cranberries. Those ingredients are mixed with the red fruit jelly that mainly consists of cherries, strawberries, and redcurrant. The bottom of the Corny bar is dipped in a white vanilla icing. Sounds great and it even tastes better than great! The bar is very crunchy, sweet and sour at the same time. Great job Schwartau! You put a traditional German dessert in a candy bar! Bye the way, I love the packaging of the corny bars. I want to go to the sea immediately when I see it.
We always love to put a Hitschler product in your Candy German subscription box. Actually it’s the third time now. What Hitschler does perfectly is that they bring together wine gum indulgence and an extraordinary product design – so they did again with the Bunte Drachenzungen = colorful dragon tongues. Okay, you need to have a lot of phantasy to see dragon tongues in this German candy, for me they are just fruity and sour wine gum stripes, but the colorful and funny bag is outstanding and makes you want to have it – an now you have it! The wine gum stripes come in the flavors peach, cherry, strawberry, and apple. They are all sprinkled with a sour and sweet sugary powder. It’s really an experience to eat this German candy. First you taste the sourness that is followed by a sweet fruity flavor. The best thing is that the Bunte Drachenzungen are without artificial dyes (ohne künstliche Farbstoffe) and only with natural flavors (mit natürlichen Aromen). Your kids will love this candy from Germany!
Another brand you have found several times in your German candy subscription box is Bahlsen. The Happy Cake is a very new product in the Bahlsen assortment. We found them on the supermarket shelve by accident, and wanted to put it in the box immediately. There are two sorts of the Bahlsen Happy Cakes, a dark cake with a light cream filling, and a light cake with a dark cream filling. You received three Happy Cakes – either two light and one dark, or two dark and one light. The dark version consists of two round mini cakes, in the middle there is a milk cream filling. The cake is dark, because it is added by UTZ certified cocoa. The light version consists of two light mini cakes, in the middle there is a chocolate cream filling – of course UTZ certified, too. I can’t decide which Happy Cake I like more. Both are really mallow and tender. Both cream fillings are extraordinarily good. The little faces on the cakes cheer you up. I’m pretty sure especially kids do not only love to eat the Happy Cakes, they also love to play with them.
If you are a subscriber since we shipped the very first Candy German box (June 2014), you already know Prinzen Rolle. Back then, we sent you the original sort with a chocolate cream filling. This sort exists for sixty years now, probably Prinzen Rolle is the most popular and most eaten cookie in Germany. This year there is a limited edition of the Prinzen Rolle, the caramel creme sort which is Prinzen Rolle’s birthday-sort. The first thing we recognised was, that the Prinzen Rolle Caramel have a phenomenal odor. You can smell it through the package – so mouth-watering! The delicious caramel cream is sandwiched between two crispy butter cookies. I love to eat Prinzen Rolle with a cup of coffee – I soak them in the coffee so that the butter cookie becomes soft and the filling melts – so good!
The last two goodies in your July Candy German subscription box are those Dr. Oetker cakes. The history of the German company Dr. Oetker starts very early, in 1890. That year pharmacist Dr. August Oetker invented baking powder under the name Bakin. Until today you find Dr. Oetker Bakin powder in every German supermarket, and the Dr. Oetker assortment has become huge. Beside their baking powder they are famous for their baking mixtures. Dr. Oetker always is the solution when you don’t have enough time to bake a "real" cake – just open the baking mixture, add some eggs and milk… ready. With the Schoko & Zitronen cakes they even took one step more, the cakes are ready baked and ready to eat. They are perfect to go, perhaps to school or on a day trip. Both cakes are very different and delicious. The tender chocolate cake is sweet but not too sweet with an awesome chocolate flavor, there are small chocolate pieces in it and it is sprinkled with a chocolate icing. The lemon cake has an intense fresh lemon flavor. It’s a bit sweet and a bit sour, the lemon icing makes the cake perfect. Both cakes taste like they are freshly baked.
Please feel free to give us your feedback on the July Candy German box at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t say it often enough: We appreciate your opinion on the candies a lot!