As every year, two holiday Candy German boxes are waiting for you again. The first one is the November box which we shipped November 15th. Perhaps some of you already received it. If not yet, I'm sure that it will arrive soon. Only 5 weeks until Christmas! That's wonderful, isn't it? To sweeten the waiting time, enjoy your German Christmas treats, delicious gingerbread, marzipan, chocolate and much more. By the way, we are going to ship the December box some days earlier as usual - around the 10th of December – to make sure that everyone gets it until Christmas.
Near the Dutch border there is the German city of Aachen. Aachen is one of the most traditional cities when it comes to German holiday treats. Aachener Printen are a special sort of German Lebkuchen (gingerbread) that is baked in Aachen since 1820. You can compare it with a honey bread or spiced bread. The term Aachener Printen is a protected designation of origin, and so all manufactures can be found in or near Aachen. Kinkartz is a brand of the German candy company Lambertz that is also located in Aachen. They are famous for their gingerbread, biscuits, tartlets and other traditional confectionary products which are mainly sold before and during the holiday season. The Aachener Kräuter Printen are one of their most eaten products. "Käuter" is the German word for herbs. The Printen are very crunchy, perhaps you need a cup of coffee or tea to soak them in. They have a light spicy flavor and tiny crunchy sugar pieces inside – delicious! Bye the way, the Printen are suitable for vegans.
Here comes another Kinkartz product. Domino Stars, better known as Domino Steine (Domino Stones) must not be left out in a holiday German candy subscription box. Domino stones are a must-have for Christmas. They can be considered as a mixture of flavors and textures. From the inside they have three layers. On the bottom there is a spicy gingerbread layer, the second is a fruity jelly one and the third is marzipan. From the outside the Domino Stars are covered by thin chocolate. Sounds good, doesn't it? Yes, the Domino Stars taste phenomenal, we love to eat them in Germany. Domino Steine were invented in 1936 in Dresden, Germany. Today they are produced in Aachen. I love all Kinkartz products. On the wrapping of the Domino Stars you can read "unverwechselbar im Geschmack". This means distinctive in taste – I agree! g
If you like German Lebkuchen (gingerbread), I’m sure that you like these gingerbread hearts. The gingerbread is very soft and spicy. There is a sweet and fruity apricot filling in the centre of each heart. The dark chocolate icing is a perfect fit to the gingerbread. Weiss is, as well as Kinkartz, a brand by Lambertz. It stands for quality and indulgence – the proof are their gingerbread hearts which, again, are suitable for vegans.
Perhaps you think: What is this?! A German candy that looks like potatoes! Yes, it's crazy but it's true – Kartoffeln is the German word for potatoes, and, as the product name says, those "potatoes" consist of marzipan. 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 as 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 also 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.
This German treat simply is called tree trunk = Baumstamm. From the outside it resembles the tree bark, so that’s basically where the name for this German candy comes from. The Douceur 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!
The last German candy we put in your monthly candy subscription box is Blätterkrokant. In my family we always put a huge candy bowl on the living room table for Christmas time, I'm sure lots of you do the same. Blätterkrokant, which is brittle of nut crunch, is always in this bowl. From the outside it is covered in very creamy and rich milk chocolate, the inside hazelnut brittle is extremely crunchy and deliciously sweet. Well done Trumpf that is the producer of this German candy.
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