Just four days until Christmas. In Germany we start to celebrate on the 24th, usually with a festive dinner and presents are exchanged. On the 25th and 26th we meet our families and friends, eat a lot as well and just celebrate a good time. We hope that you have wonderful Christmas too. You are lucky if it is snowing where you are living. Probably we won’t have snow for Christmas in Germany, so send us some snow flakes, if you have enough. ;-) Some of you might already have received the December box, we shipped it on December 11th, some days earlier as usual. We always try our best, so you can get your box until Christmas. If you did not get it yet, I’m pretty sure it will arrive until Christmas.
German Lebkuchen or gingerbread in all its variations is essential for German Christmas. Probably the best known Lebkuchen treat are these big round gingerbread cakes. The bottom is glazed with dark chocolate the top has a sugar coating. The gingerbread itself is soft and spicey. It tastes like Christmas!
Marzipan Kartoffeln = marzipan potatoes come in your German candy subscription box every year. Why? Because they are essential for German Christmas too – like Lebkuchen – and because many of you told us that you loved your marzipan potatoes. We know that not everyone likes marzipan, but a German candy subscription box without marzipan is not imaginable. Especially before and during the holiday season we eat a lot of marzipan in Germany. The marzipan potatoes are the most minimalistic way to offer marzipan as a candy. The almond paste is simply formed into a potato, and sprinkled with cocoa from the outside, so that it resembles the peel of a real potato in appearance. The cocoa used is UTZ certified that means that the cocoa was sustainable cultivated. The German company Zentis, that is located in Aachen since 1893, is originally known as a jam producer. After the Second World War fine confectionary products like chocolate and marzipan complemented their assortment.
Here comes a very delicious German Christmas treat which found its way into the Candy German box the first time. Either you got the sort Praliné or Knusper Nugat = Crunchy Nougat or Caramel or Mandel = almond or Noisette. Sorry, we don’t have a picture of the orange caramel bag, somehow we missed to take it. All the sorts are so mouth-watering, every sort has its own filling which is surrounded by fine milk chocolate. Let the chocolate balls melt in your mouth, you will love them.
Last month you got Aachener Printen too in your German candy subscription box. You cannot eat enough Printen during holiday season, so we decided to send another sort – honey Printen this time. You can compare them with a honey bread or spiced bread. The Printen are very soft and coated with dark chocolate.
This German treat simply is called tree trunk = Baumstamm. From the outside it resembles a tree bark, so that’s basically where the name for this German candy comes from. The Zentis Baumstamm has a fine marzipan heart that is surrounded by a rich nougat cream and delicious milk chocolate from the outside. I don’t know how many of this German candy I already ate this year and the past years – I only know that it must have been a lot. I love the combination of marzipan and nougat!
I’m a huge nougat enthusiast and this nougat is my favorite of all time. It is so smooth and it melts away in your mouth. I always have to eat one after another. Enjoy your bag of finest nougat!
Happy Christmas everyone!!
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