Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2018 started well for you. A new year means that 12 new Candy German boxes are waiting for you. If someone told us back in 2014, the year we founded Candy German, that our small business will still be here four years later we would have not believed it. Thanks to all of you around the world who like our box and continue ordering and gifting it. The January box is very fully packed with a lot of different German chocolate treats, gummy candy, biscuits and more.
Let us make a short history discourse. I’m sure you know that Germany was divided into two parts a long time ago – West (Federal Republic of Germany = FRG) and East Germany (German Democratic Republic = GDR). Since the German reunification in 1990 there is only one Germany. Before the reunification, west products weren't available in East Germany and east products were not sold in West Germany. One former east product are the Halloren Kugeln (Halloren balls). Luckily, today you can find them all around Germany, and in your January German candy subscription box. The Halloren Schokoladenfabrik (Halloren Chocolate Factory) is known for being the oldest German chocolate factory. The first mention of the company is recorded in 1804. It was founded in the east German town Halle where its headquarters are still today. The factory also owes a museum, the Halloren Schokoladenmuseum (Halloren Chocolate Museum), which includes exhibits about the history of chocolate, chocolate making equipment, and much more. The Halloren Kugeln are the factory's most popular treat which received its name from the early salt workers whose buttons the balls resemble. There are plenty of different Halloren Kugeln sorts – we decided to send you their January sort of the month, which is Cream-Cocoa vegan. On the package you can see that the small balls are filled with a dark and light filling. It looks like a fluffy cake filling, but actually it is very fudgey. The cream and cocoa fudge is covered in dark chocolate and the whole treat is, as the name says, vegan. The Halloren Kugeln have a phenomenal smell, I love it. And they are very sweet, so if you are craving something really sweet, the Halloren Kugeln are the right German candy for you.
Katjes Wunderland is a very unique gummy candy. We sent the Katjes Wunderland Sauer before in your monthly candy subscription box. Many of you emailed us that they loved it and wanted to see more of it. This month you either get Katjes Wunderland Sauer or Katjes Wunderland White-Edition. Both are without animal gelatin, so they are suitable for vegetarians. Both sorts contain little unicorns, fairies, rainbows, hearts and stars. The sour edition comes in the flavors redcurrant, peach, raspberry, lime and blood orange. The little figures are sprinkled with a sour sugar. The white edition comes in the flavors redcurrant, apple cinnamon, blueberry, berry mix, cherry and cranberry. The gummies have a white marshmallowy bottom. Both sorts are so very good. I’m sure you will have a great time munching on your Katjes Wunderland.
Do I even have to write anything about Milka chocolate anymore? ;) Milka is an evergreen in your German candy subscription box. There simply is no Milka product that does not taste wonderful. The Milka Luflée bar consists of milk chocolate that is aerated. Aerated means that the chocolate is turned into a foam via the addition of gas bubbles and then cooled so that it becomes hard again. You can read more about this procedure here. The first bite of your Luflée bar is very crunchy and kind of hard, then it slowly turns into creamy pure delight.
Those of you who are familiar with Germany know that the Carnival season is starting soon – especially in Candy German’s hometown Cologne Carnival is a very important and traditional feast. There are big parades that make their way through the streets. From the big wagons candy is thrown into the crowd. The Marshmallow Pappnasen is a typical candy that is thrown. Pappnase actually is a term of affection. In Cologne you call someone a Pappnase = cardboard nose when you think he or she has done something really stupid. So Pappnase is a kind word for idiot. Your Pappnasen are little marshmallows that look like clown noses. The producer is the German candy company Tise that is specialized in the production of carnival hand-out candy.
Yummy – Ritter Sport! As Milka, Ritter Sport is an evergreen in your candy subscription box from Germany. This month you get the Erdbeer Joghurt = strawberry yoghurt bar. The delicious milk chocolate is filled with a yoghurt cream that has little strawberry pieces in it. Enjoy!
The Leibniz cookie, a product by the famous German company Bahlsen, is a German Candy that is very traditional. It is known for being "Leibniz Butterkeks nur echt mit 52 Zähnen = Leibniz butter cookie only real with 52 teeth" – and that is essential since the invention of the cookie in 1891 by Hermann Bahlsen until today. The 52 teeth are those little notches the cookie is surrounded by. Perhaps you start counting the teeth of your Leibniz Choco now and soon realize that it only has 46 teeth. That is because the chocolate variation is smaller than the original Leibniz butter cookie and it is smaller because it is refined by a chocolate layer that overruns the borders of the cookie. But enough counting now, the more interesting thing about this German candy is the high indulgence when you eat it. You either get the milk chocolate or dark chocolate variation. The butter cookie itself is very simple, but it is very good and I often like to eat just this sort without the chocolate. Nevertheless the chocolate is great. The creamy milk chocolate and the flavorful dark chocolate fit to the butter cookie perfectly. I feel like a kid again when I eat that traditional German candy – I’m sure you’ll like it!
Always a good choice to put in your German candy subscription box is a Schogetten bar. This month you get the nougat sort. The little chocolate rectangles are filled with a hazelnut nougat cream. If you are a nougat fan like me, you will enjoy your Schogetten. What I like about Schogetten, beside the great quality of their chocolate, is that their bars come in small bite sized pieces. You do not have to break the chocolate into pieces and your hands stay clean. Well done Ludwig Schokolade that is the producer of this German chocolate.
To finish this German candy box we decided to send you a second Milka product that is very different from the first one. It’s a chocolate covered wafer filled with milk cream. The Waffelini is a perfect snack for in between.
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