German Shop 24 Product Reviews- German Shopping Online
Recently German Shop 24 approached me, and asked if I would like to do monthly reviews of some of their products. Since I do much of my German Shopping online… and already order many of my favorite items from them… I am MORE than happy to share German Shop 24 Product Reviews.
German Shop 24 carries HUNDREDS of items… from food to cleaning products, from drinks to personal care items. They even have a wishlist, so if you are missing something, you can let them know!
To be open about this…
I recieved all of the products for free, with no expectation that I would love all of them. In fact, my intention is to be perfectly honest about how the products arrived, how they taste, and the value for cost.
I tried each thing myself, and encouraged my family to try them as well.
Finally, I need to let you know that because I am an affiliate of German Shop 24, I receive a small percentage from each item sold through my website, at no extra cost to you.
German Shop 24 Product Reviews
All products sent by German Shop 24 are carefully packed and shipped. Fragile items are bubble wrapped. Prices are quite reasonable compared with other German shopping online. Shipping is free if you order $150. It’s a good idea to keep a list on your refrigerator or pantry… and place the order when it is big enough for that free shipping. (I’ve been known to combine orders with my mother and daughter).
Note! If you order items that should be kept cool (think chocolate in summer months) you will have to pay extra for cooled shipping.
My July review box arrived, and I was intrigued…. I didn’t request any items (just told them to surprise me) and I was very happy with what came. But honestly, how can you not be excited about a box of German foods?
What German Girl DOESN’T love a good German bread. And the Mehrkorn Brot (Multigrain Bread) was a perfect. Flavorful and fresh tasting. I really love that this multigrain bread wasn’t sweet (as happens all too often with whole grain breads in the US). I had some with my breakfast with jam, and some at lunch with a slice of Schinken. You will find this, and other German breads from Harry, like wheat, rye, raisin and so many more, on the German Shop 24 site.
I admit, I was a little bit confused when I saw the Johannisbeer Fruhstück’s Gelee, I thought it was a little pot of something like a yogurt or gelatin? (I need to get out more). Turns out, this jelly is delightful on bread (eaten like a Jelly) or mixed with Yogurt (like a compote). It ended up being one of my favorite parts of the box! I really love Rote Johannisbeeren (red currants). The Gelee comes in a little plastic pot with a re-closeable lid. You can share it at the table all in one go… or put the rest back in the refrigerator for later.
When I opened the box, my first thought was OH! Apfelschorle! But… Alpendudler is something MUCH different. And it’s sooo good! Alpendudler is a carbonated herbal beverage from Austria. (We played pass the bottle in our house… I thought it was citrusy, my daughter tasted floral, and Tech Guy got ginger). Whatever the secret herbs are, they make a delicious and refreshing drink.
The supermodels were busy this week, so Tech Guy stepped in to do the Beach photo shoot. Funny-Frisch Jumpys are cute little crackers… not like those gold fish ones (even though they are about the same size and color) these Kangaroos are puffs of crunch with that wonderful paprika flavor like the chips. The model said that they reminded him of “airy doritos, but not as strong”. And they are perfect for taking along on a day-hike!
The Berggold Gelle Bananen tasted JUST LIKE ripe bananas dipped in chocolate! (wonder if they have a green banana version…?). I had them open by the computer for tasting, and everyone who walked by grabbed one… and then came back for another. Bonus, they are vegan, the gelatin is made from Agar, so no worries for vegetarians.
We ate a LOT of soup in my house when I was growing up. (It’s cheap, healthy and filling) And I still like to have packets of soups that I can cook up fast to round out a simple meal of Brot and Aufschnitt. This Scalloped Noodle soup has a meaty flavor, and has herbs and bits of vegetable floating in the clear broth. These easy Maggi soups are exactly what you need in your pantry to make a simple lunch special… or to add a starter to a Sunday Dinner.
I saved the best for last… Bourbon-Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Chips! It’s sweet, but not cloying, light, and smooth. A dessert that takes me back to my childhood when we always had Nachtisch. One packet makes 3 dishes about this size (I think you are supposed to make 4, and make them smaller, but we are 3). The pudding is incredibly easy to make… just add the powder to cold milk, and whip it up in the mixer (or use Oma’s hand mixer). There are other flavors available too, so try them all.
My first box arrived at the beginning of June, and I was THRILLED with the selection! Brötchen, Knusper Puff Reis, Käse Spätzle, Lauch Cremesuppe, Jäger Soße, Baumkuchen Spitze and CHIPS!!
Plus a little packet of Gummi Bears … that was just too small to share.
German potato chips just taste different, and (to me) they have a crunchier texture. Whenever I’m in Germany, I always buy a few bags of the Ungarisch (Hungarian) or Paprika chips to nibble on. The problem is, they don’t travel well in a suitcase. The bag I got from German Shop 24 arrived in perfect condition. The chips weren’t crushed or smashed. They were fresh… and they were gone in a day. People who are looking for a BBQ flavored chip are going to be a bit dissappointed, because the flavor isn’t that overwhelming. They are perfect as a snack with a beer on the patio (or while typing up reviews)
The universal lament of Germans here in America is the lack of Brötchen. German Shop 24 carries a number of different Brötchen that you finish baking at home (including Regular Brötchen, Fitness Brötchen , Raisin Brötchen, and Rye Brötchen) . The flavor of these Bauern Brötchen is just delicious. They have a nice crust, and soft chewy inside. You can eat them just with butter!
I requested this packet of Leek Cream Soup because it comes attached to a memory. My Oma would make Lauch Cremesuppe and serve it before a big meal on Sunday…. or sometimes on a cool evening with Abend Brot. Because I loved the flavor so much, she would send boxes of packets to me. I love that it cooks up quick, tastes delicious, and makes a simple meal of Bread and Aufschnitt more filling and warm. Sadly, I lost my source when my Oma died. I still shopped for packets in Germany, but it’s SOOOO much more convenient to have a source here.
Käse Spätzle has often been called the German answer to Macaroni and Cheese. But… it’s not quite the same, is it? This simple packet mix from Maggi makes a Cheese Spätzle that comes together in about 25 minutes (it takes some cooking down), and tastes delicious. The onions give a nice flavor, but there aren’t chunks. Even the kid who grew up on Kraft Macaroni and cheese gave it the thumbs up. The packet says 2 portions… we split it as a side dish between three of us. I imagine if I gave the whole thing to my kid, she would have eatten it all herself. Serve as a side, or on it’s own with a salad.
Instant Jäger Soße- Hunter Sauce
Short cuts in the kitchen are such a HUGE help these days when everyone is so busy. Packets like this Instant Jäger Soße mean that you can whip up a delicious gravy for your Schnitzel or Frikadellen and have it on the table satisfying your hungry family in no time! It even has dried Mushroom bits for authentic flavor and texture.
Baumkuchen is a specialty cake, and it’s not something you can make at home. Layers of batter are added to a roller and baked until you have 21 layers. It requires a special oven, and a lot of patience. Fortunately, you can buy a whole Baumkuchen during the holiday season from German Shop 24, and for the rest of the year, you can get these amazing and addictive Baumkuchen Spitzen. Once I opened the box, they vanished. The only one who wasn’t crazy about these was the kid, because they had Rum flavoring. You can also get Irish Creme or plain. Read my longer review of Baumkuchen here–> Baumkuchen
At first glance, Fruchtiger Puffreis looks like American Breakfast Cereal… but it’s not. It’s an addictive crunchy snack with lots of flavor, and very few calories. As a child, I had them in my little play store (they came in tiny boxes), and I love them memory attached. When I poured some in a bowl for Tech Guy he was wildly confused… but then they were gone, munched down FAST! These have a citrussy bite, a bit sweet, a bit tart. The kid isn’t sure if she likes them (she thought I was feeding her something Asian!). I think these would be great for little kids or people walking down memory lane.
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