I grew up with German Chocolate for Christmas. That smooth, rich,delicious taste that melts on my tongue. Mmmmmmmm
When I was a child, my Opa would send care packages from Germany at Christmas, and again on our Birthdays… large packages wrapped in brown paper tied with string. When you opened the packages… the smell, I still remember the smell. It smelled sweet, and cool. Under the pretty wrapping paper we’d find German Chocolates.
Kinderschokolade, Feodora, Milka, Duplo, and jars of Nutella. My parents would find Weinbradt Bohnen and Alsbach.
We’d all be happy.
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- German Chocolate for Christmas
- German Chocolate Santa!
- Asbach Uralt in Gift Boxes
- Feodora Chocolates
- Weinbrand Bohnen (Brandy Beans)
- Mon Cheri -German Chocolate and Liqueur Covered Cherries
- Merci Chocolates
- Niederegger Chocolate Covered Marzipan
- Chocolate For Kids Kinderschokolade!
- Germans can not live on German Chocolate for Christmas Alone!!! There must also be …German Christmas Cookies!!
German Chocolate for Christmas
German chocolate is smooth and delicious, it has a much different texture from American Chocolate bars (like Hershey’s) and a different flavor from English Chocolates (like Cadbury’s). We would always get a “plate” of our own chocolates for our own… and a large platter or cookies and chocolates would be left on the coffee table for ALL to enjoy!
And you are certain to bring a smile to someone’s face when you give them a gift of German Chocolates! (It’s a gift that won’t be returned or exchanged for SURE). A nice box of German Christmas chocolate is a perfect hostess gift or gift for neighbors or acquaintances.
German chocolate is a MUST for holidays, special occasions, and for the odd Tuesday when you want some!
German Chocolate Santa!
No German Cookie Plate is complete without a German Chocolate Santa.
Small German Chocolate Santas…
On the shared cookie plate, there would be a few smaller Chocolate Santas … so everyone would get some.
Riegelein Chocolate Santa and Snowman Bag 8.5 oz each – Gourmet Christmas Gift for the Holidays (6 Items per Order, Not per Case)Riegelein German Milk Chocolate Christmas Santa & Ornaments 3.5 Oz Gift BagRiegelein Solid Chocolate Santa Minis Drum 33% Cocoa 80ctRiegelein Solid Chocolate Santa Minis Drum 33% Cocoa 80ctMilka Santa Claus Alpenmilch Chocolate ( 85 g )Lindt Milk Chocolate Santa Figure 4.4 Ounce (Pack of 18)Lindt Milk Chocolate Santa 50g (5 Santa)Lindt Milk Chocolate Santa and Reindeer Figure, 1.7 oz., (Pack of 6)
You could Hang German chocolate Ornaments on the Tree or Accent the Wrapping on a Present
When I was young, my mom would add something special to our Christmas Tree… these edible ornaments are made from delicious chocolate, then covered with a decorative foil. There is a string attached to make hanging the ornaments a breeze.
I also love attaching the German chocolate ornaments to special Christmas Gifts for my kids or people I love. It becomes a nice treat for someone to enjoy while they are opening your gift. Either way German Chocolate for Christmas is a great gift.
Asbach Uralt in Gift Boxes
Brandy Filled Chocolates
Asbach Uralt is known throughout Europe for fine chocolates filled with Brandy. Some are shaped like bottles, some like truffles, and others like beans… They are an adults-only treat.
But what a treat it is! Dark chocolate lined inside with a crisp sugar crust… when you crunch through it, the delicious flavor of Asbach Uralt brandy fills your mouth. mmmmmm
These candies were “verboten” for us kids… not just they are filled with alcohol, but because I’m pretty sure my parents wanted to keep them all to themselves. They really are quite tasty to an adult palate. (I do remember my then 2 year old son popping one in his mouth… the look on his face said he wouldn’t make that mistake again for a very long time!)
Asbach Liqueur Bottles 8 Pieces (with Sugar Crust) 100 gAsbach Brandy Filled Chocolate Beans with Inner Sugar Crust Gift Box, 8.8 OunceAsbach Pralinen Zarte FlÃ¤schchen mit Kruste 100gAsbach Edle Bohnen ohne Kruste 100 gAsbach Pralinenmischung 125 g
Fine German Chocolate Since 1910
Since 1910, Feodora has been making chocolates of the finest quality. Slow roasted, and finely ground cocoa beans make the best Chocolates… named for Princess Feodora, the sister-in-law of Kaiser Wilhelm.
Today, a box of Feodora Chocolate is a lovely hostess gift, or small gift for a friend.
Feodora Chocolates 60% Dark Chocolate 225gFeodora Milk Chocolate Bar, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 10)Feodora Cat Tongues Milk Chocolate, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 10)Feodora Chocolat Finesse 3 Variationen in Vollmilch-Hochfein 175 gFeodora Chocolade Tablets Whole Milk Hochfein 225g
Weinbrand Bohnen (Brandy Beans)
For Adults Only! These Weinbrandt Bohnen are a small bean shaped bite of delicious brandy surrounded by dark chocolate. Yum. Delicious for a small after dinner treat with a cup of coffee.
My parents love these, and always have an open box on the table during the Advent and Christmas holidays. We kids learned early on that they were not for us
A box of Weinbrand Bohnen makes a special gift!
Mon Cheri -German Chocolate and Liqueur Covered Cherries
These liqueur filled Chocolate Covered Cherries are not the standard drug store treats. These are Chocolate Covered Cherries with a kick…. and are for Adults only.
I was never a fan, but my mother REALLY loves them. And a nice box of these Pralines would certainly be a welcome gift.
Assorted Fine Chocolates in individually wrapped finger sized bars that come in different flavors of chocolate; Nuts, coffee, marzipan, dark chocolate and praline. You could also get a fancy shaped box with Merci minis.
As a child, I always felt very sophisticated eating these… but not so sophisticated that I didn’t eat all the “good ones” first. My favorite flavors were praline (sort of a nougat filled bar) and Kaffee-Sahne (a layered bar with Coffee and cream layers…). I love introducing these to Americans, it’s fun to watch them sort through looking for new favorites!
You can get boxes of Merci Chocolates in different sizes, and in different flavors. So if you prefer dark chocolate, you can get the dark box.
I’ve been giving boxes of Merci Chocolates as Teacher gifts for years. The price for a box is reasonable, and it’s a nice “thoughtful gift”. German Chocolate for Christmas ideas below:
Merci Finest Assortment of European Chocolates 8.8oz Box 20 PiecesMerci European Chocolates, Assortment, 8.8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 2)Storck Merci Dark Selection 250gMerci Chocolate Assortment Gift Box 400gMERCI Assorted Milk Chocolates (200g , 7oz)Merci Petits Chocolate Collection 125g
I love Milka Chocolate (and who doesn’t love the Milka Cow?)… as much as I enjoy the fun flavors… the plain is a hands down favorite. The box of 10 bars should be enough to keep some for yourself, and add one to each of your gift cookie platters.
Milka also makes assorted chocolate truffles for the Christmas and Advent season.
Milka Holiday Gift Cup 106gMilka Advent Calendar ChristmasWorld’s Best Milka Chocolate – Alpine Milk, 10 BarsMilka Advent Calendar Mix 219gMilka Cream Milk Chocolate 100g – Pack of 6Milka Cream Milk Chocolate 100g – Pack of 2Milka Christmas Plate (Weihnachts-Teller) 144gMilka Festive Christmas AlmondsMilka Cream Milk Chocolate 100g
Niederegger Chocolate Covered Marzipan
Sweet Almond Paste and Chocolate
Made in Lubeck, Germany, Niederegger Marzipan is Almond Paste that is mixed with sugar to sweeten it, then covered with Dark Chocolate. Makes a lovely treat or gift.
My sister has always been the Marzipan fan in our house (I was Nougat)…. and she always found a big bar on her Christmas Cookie Plate. Slice the bar to make it last… Eating the whole thing like a regular candy bar is just too rich!!
Chocolate For Kids Kinderschokolade!
The wonderful thing about Kinderschokolade, is that it isn’t just for kids… we would enjoy some delicious chocolate treats during the holidays, and all year long.
These delicious finger sized bars are a sweet milk chocolate covering a milky white chocolate filling. Perfect for kids… and perfect for adults with a really sweet tooth!
I loved giving these to my kids when they were very small… the finger sized bars can be broken up into even smaller squares. One stick could be shared out between a few kids when they were very small, and one stick was enough of a “treat” for a bigger kid, without spoiling dinner.
Germans can not live on German Chocolate for Christmas Alone!!! There must also be …German Christmas Cookies!!
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