German Food Box lets you embark on a blind tour of German food every month! You’ll receive 6-8 different food items that represents the best of German cuisine, all curated by a team of experts. The subscription costs $49 per month.
The box and contents are proudly made in Germany, and every month features a different traditional German food!
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The box is filled with German-made food, with most in German language, non-export packaging. The box includes mixes and ready to prepare foods, snacks, and sweets. Everything was surrounded with white squiggles, with bubble wrap used to protect the one glass jar.
A referral/coupon card was included so you can get a friend hooked on German food, too! Our box was “Packed With Love By Eva.”
There’s also a recipe card included in the box.
It’s for Gulasch, or “a soup or stew of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices.” Though it’s not explicitly stated, I’ve noticed that the box contains a quick version of the sauce used in the featured recipe, so you can try an easier version if you’re not up for shopping.
All the goodies in my German Food Box this month!
Armbruster Black Forest Noodles Knoepfle: We received some large Black Forest Noodles in the last box, but this style, Knoepfle, is totally different. The noodles are made with farm eggs and resemble miniature crinkle cut fries. These would work well with the gulasch recipe.
Paulaner Spezi: This beverage is perhaps the original “graveyard,” as it is a mixture of cola and orange soda. This peculiar combo is popular in Germany, and pretty much only Germany. Coke and Pepsi both have versions of the drink for the German market, but this is the original.
Hengstenberg Sliced Red Beets: All-natural beets pickled in red wine vinegar. In my mind, nothing speaks to the popular cuisine of the European hinterlands more than pickled vegetables and root vegetables (well, maybe sausages). These will go great as a side or on a salad.
Dr. Oetker Kaiser-schmarrn nach klassischer Art: Dr. Oetker is a German company that makes all manner of packaged foods, the good doctor having gained initial fame due to his formulation for a reliable leavening agent. This mix lets you make Kaiser-schmarrn in ten minutes, a fluffy shredded pancake dish that translates roughly to “Emperor’s mess.”
The mix incorporates raisins somehow, though they aren’t apparent in the photos. The mix requires eggs and milk.
Knorr Fix Gulasch: The quick version of sauce for the featured dish, gulasch, a rich stew flavored with lots of paprika.
Once you throw your meat and gulasch mix in the pot, only water is needed to finish the dish.
Dr. C. Soldan Em-eukal Honey Cough Drops: These soothing drops are made with real honey and precious few other ingredients. The shell is sweet and taste like honey, but the real treat is a big dollop of real honey in the center of each candy.
Lorenz Saltletts: Crunchy pretzel sticks with sea salt.
Marzipan Zartbitterschokolade: Marzipan is often thought of as an Italian sweet, but versions are popular throughout Europe (and beyond). The German version is pretty traditional, combining ground almonds with sugar to form a dense paste.
The texture isn’t as fine as that used to mold decorative candies, but the flavor is perhaps richer. It is shaped in a loaf, as is common in Germany, and covered with a dark chocolate coating.
This is a fantastic subscription for fans of German food. Everything is super authentic and distinctly German. We are a big fan of international food boxes, and the ones dedicated to a specific country tend to dig up some of the most authentic items. We love the Made in Germany character and the “everyday food” bent of the box – it’s nice to get some mixes to have with dinner (instead of just candy and snacks).