This post has been so long in coming, but I would rather get it out late than not at all. Reader Rommily was kind enough to act as a sort of shopping service for me, purchasing some German sweets for me to try. It arrived late in December, just in time for a very difficult sick day and snowstorm combo to hit. They really made my day!
The box itself was simple, but I wanted to show off this little detail because it's adorable and reminds me of Miyazaki movies.
On to what was in the box! Rommily included a note, which was also something I loved. I've mentioned before how much I adore handwritten notes, and this was really no exception.
She very carefully wrapped the sweets inside, so while the box was dented they were totally intact.
Aren't they pretty? I honestly spent a little time just looking at the sweets she sent.
I've had something like these before, but the equivalents you can get stateside are made with a very different cookie/cake as the base. These had much more texture to them, and I quite enjoyed them.
These little darlings were as cute as they were tasty.
Cinnamon stars! These are pretty simple, a cinnamon-y cookie with plain white icing. They were quite tasty, and they were something I'm pretty sure I could replicate in my own baking.
This was a delightfully dark chocolate. I'm a fan of strong flavors in my sweets, so the dark chocolate was an addition I really appreciated.
And last, but certainly not least, Weihnachtsschokolade. This was the treat that got this whole thing started, and I was so excited to try it.
And what did I think of it? It was wonderful. The cardamom was spicy without being too spicy. I think the best descriptor that can be used is "warm." It tasted warm.
I think my favorites were the Weihnachtsschokolade and the cinnamon stars, but I really enjoyed everything in the box. Seriously, giant thanks to Rommily for sending me these. Not only did I really appreciate the offer to pick up some sweets for me, but the package arrived in a difficult time for me and made my entire week.