In just a few days we will be expanding our international snack store to include snacks from Germany. German snacks will join our current line up that includes both American and British Snacks. Each month this year, we will add a new country and their best cookies, cakes, candies, chips, and chocolates. The purpose of our foreign snack blog it to document and review snacks that we are considering for inventory. One German snack company we are definitely going to stock items from is Bahlsen.
Bahlsen is a European snack manufacture that has specialized in the production of sweet cakes and biscuits for over 100 years! Still family owned, this long time German favorite brand now exports their cookies and cakes to over 80 countries! In the United States their brand is offered at a few select grocers but is still not a staple everywhere. Today we are going to look at one of their seasonal items, the Bahlsen Gingerbread Assortment.
Two weeks ago we took a look at another German Gingerbread, the Wicklein Brown Gingerbread, which we enjoyed. From our research of that sweet treat we come to realize the Germans take their Gingerbread seriously, and have for quite some time. Unlike our last reviewed item, which was more of a cake, this snack is an assortment of Gingerbread cookies. Our sample from Bahlsen is a large blue bag weighing in at 300 grams. The cookies presented on the front of the bag are festive and include a star, bell, tree, and circle shape. There may be other cookies shapes in the assortment, but to be honest they are not very easy to see what they are. I think we did see a rocking horse as well. But this is a taste test, so let’s get on with it!
Well, the Bahlsen Gingerbread Cookie Assortment tastes exactly as we expected, like gingerbread! They are not crunchy like a typical American cookie, and they are not cake-like either. They are a soft cookie of sorts. Some are frosted, and others are not. They all taste a little waxy and hint towards a glazed donut effect. We found the donut effect present in the Wicklein version as well. Overall they are pleasant, and we imagine they’d make a nice Christmas time snack.
Will World of Snacks offer the Bahlsen Gingerbread Assortment in our inventory of German Snacks set to launch early in March? No, we may offer it near the holidays, but we think the flavor is two festive focused to be a year round offering. We will however include other Bahlsen Cookies; in fact you can even buy the Bahlsen Hannover Waffeln online right now! If you’d like to be notified as we add new snacks and be included in special promotions be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.