Haribo Gummi Bears- Are German And American Gummi Bears Different

I was lucky. When I was a child, my Opa sent brown-wrapped parcels filled with sweets to America. And inside there were always packets of German Haribo Gummi Bears. When my kids were young, we started seeing Gummi bears in American stores. But, they weren’t quite the same… and I wondered, Are German and American Gummi Bears different? April 27th…

German S’mores! Why NOT play with your Food?

German S’mores are what happens when I’m alone in the kitchen and craving the flavors of childhood. To be perfectly honest, and because I know lots of people will point this out, German S’mores aren’t a real thing. But I think they should be, and now, they CAN be! When I was a child growing up here in the US,…

What is German Marzipan? All about this Sweet Treat

Every Christmas my sister and I would find a Bunter Teller loaded with treats in addition to our gifts. There was never a name tag… we just knew that mine had a bar of Nougat, and hers always had a bar of German Marzipan. Also on the holiday table, is Marzipan Kartoffel (Marzipan Potatoes). And m  mother always got a…

Kinder for Easter- Fill the Easter Basket with Kinder Chocolate

Kinder for Easter… that’s how I grew up. So, I know how terribly disappointed many of you are that Kinder Surprise Eggs aren’t available in the United States (I cover that issue in depth here–> Kinder Eggs). Still, there are many other WONDERFUL Kinder Treats that will be more than welcome in ANY child’s Easter Basket. Kinder chocolate is always …

German Rum Balls Recipe- a Christmas Indulgence

Rumkugeln, German Rum Balls,  have always been my favorites. Just the smell makes me all weak in the knees! When I was a child, my mother would only make them at Christmas. Just one batch. And I would watch and wait for the chance to lick the bowl and the spoon. (I think part of the appeal was the Rum……

A Visit to Bunte Schokowelt! Land of Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars!

“Quadratisch Praktisch Gut”…. Square Practical Good… I can’t think of a more German slogan for a company than the one used for Ritter Sport Chocolate bars. Ritter Sport bars are famously square, so it’s the perfect size for your pocket (practical!) And good… That might be a vast understatement. Now, you don’t find Ritter Sport chocolates in every grocery store…

How to Make Choco Crossies at Home with My Choco Crossie Recipe

My daughter loves Choco Crossies. I mean REALLY LOVES Choco Crossies. (To be fair, so do I) Whenever I bring them home from Germany, no matter how many boxes I stuff into the suitcase, they vanish within the week. To keep her happy (and to lighten the load in my suitcase) I learned How to Make Choco Crossies (aka Schoko…

German Food Box -What do You Get in the Monthly German Food Boxes

Seems like the hottest trend in the past few years is Monthly Gift Box Subscription. There’s even a German Food box! And why not? It’s the Gift that keeps on giving. Every month a surprise box arrives on the doorstep, filled with goodies! The German Monthly boxes are generally filled with Foods or Candy. Just enough stuff to give a…

German Kinder Eggs- Delicious Chocolate Eggs with a Toy Inside

Seldom has a candy caused so much joy, and so much frustration at the same time. German Kinder Eggs were such a HUGE part of my childhood. We loved getting those fabulous eggs made from smooth and sweet Kinder Chocolate… and added bonus! there was a capsule inside containing a cute little toy that we could put together! But that…

What is a Zuckerhase? Learn More about these Nostalgic Easter Treats!

Every Easter, someone asks me if I remember the Rote Zuckerhase (red Sugar Rabbit). Truth is, a Zuckerhase is new to me. I’m a child of chocolate bunnies. And I finally  saw them in Berlin when I visited Germany at Easter. Since so many people have fond memories of them, I decided to do some digging. Turns out, there’s a…

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