Fortunately, we are not dependent on local stores to buy popular German food. We can simply go online and browse around in the comfort of our home. Amazon is a great place to start, offering the convenience of quick, reliable shipping, customer reviews and specials.
When I moved here, the first thing I missed was the typical German bread and sausage but also certain types of candy and chocolate. Besides that, there were many other foods that weren’t readily available in the US, such as German sauerkraut, pickles and red cabbage as well as the some particular pasta and potato products. The internet has changed that. If you are not familiar with German food…
Here are some of the most popular German foods to buy online on Amazon:
1. German sausage and meats
Bavarian products are very well-known across the globe, e.g. Weisswurst, Bratwurst and Landjäger. They are great for cookouts, BBQs and quick meals at home. Try these with German mustard, a hearty slice of bread and/or sauerkraut.
2. Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage and Pickles
3. Traditional German Bread
4. Yummy German Candy
Kinder chocolate is one of the most popular brands, e.g. Kinder Überraschung, Happy Hippos and Bueno. Milka is another internationally known brand with its large assortment of chocolate varieties. Storck is known in Germany for Nimm 2 and caramel candy. These items make a great gift for young and old!
The origins of chocolate are in South America, more specifically the Aztec and Olmec tribe in Mexico about 15,000 before Christ. They were the first ones who utilized the cocoa tree. The Spanish emperors imported it later into Europe. From there chocolate finally made it into Germany in the 17th century. Interestingly, chocolate was first consumed in liquid form. It was most valued for its positive health impact. It was regarded as strengthening, easy to digest and was even used as aphrodisiac.
Switzerland and Germany hold the European record of the highest chocolate consumption per person: 10 – 12 kg per year (22 – 26.4 lbs.). The USA, in comparison, is only half of that enormous consumption!
5. Typical German pasta and potato products:
Want to make typical German potato dumplings? Choose a ready-mix from Pfanni and surprise your family and guests. For Spaetzle, your best bet is Bechtle with its high-quality, tasty pasta products. Dumplings and Spaetzle work great in combination with red cabbage and meats such as Schnitzel, beef roulade, goulash or even a roasted knuckle of pork.