Where to Buy German Candy and Sweets Online
There's so much more to German sweets than mouth-watering gummy candy and tasty milk chocolate! And, thanks to the power of the internet, you can buy all the delicious German treats you could ever dream of and let us worry about shipping them to you! What's not to love?!
In this guide, we’ll talk you through the most popular German candy and chocolate, and how you can get your hands on this from any country in the world!
Why buy candy from Germany via forward2me?
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What's So Good About German Candy?
Let's get into it; German candy is out of this world. If you haven't tried it yet past those yummy little gummy bears, then you really are missing a treat! There's a vast variety of candy shapes, sizes and textures in some truly delicious tasting flavors just waiting to be discovered.
And then there's the chocolate. German chocolate could give Swiss chocolate a run for its money and often ranks as some of the best in the world. After all, what more could you expect from a country of self-confessed chocoholics? Germany has the world's second-highest chocolate consumption, so you know it's good stuff!
So, let's take a look at some of the favorite German candy and chocolate options!
The Most Popular German Candy and German Chocolate
With so many amazing types of German candies available at the minute, it can be hard to choose one favorite! Germany has a wide range of well-loved candy and chocolate, so we've named our most popular choices below.
Perhaps one of the most famous German candy offerings is Haribo. The first candy produced by the company way back in 1922 was the Gummibärchen or gummy bear. (More about gummy bears in a bit - we thought these famous candies deserved a section all of their own!)
Haribo quickly expanded and, over the years, has created some truly iconic candies. Coming in a variety of different shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, these have been a hit, not just in Germany but the world over.
Haribo's German catchphrase is "Haribo macht Kinder froh – und Erwachsene ebenso," which translates to "Haribo makes children happy – and adults as well".
And we couldn't agree more.
The Storck Company first created Knoppers in Germany in 1983, and ever since, they have become a massive hit throughout Europe. They're most famous for their crispy milk-hazelnut wafer consisting of five delectable layers. However, there are other fabulous choices to decide over, such as their Nutbar, PeanutBar or CoconutBar, which have proved big hits in Germany and elsewhere!
German marzipan is in a league all of its own. Usually sold as circle-shaped pieces, the taste is somewhat different to the typical French fare we are often used to. Made with whole almonds and sugar, it's often covered in chocolate for an extra bit of indulgence, making a truly inspired snack or after-dinner treat.
Reisen was the first-ever company to launch a confectionary that was wrapped instead of being sold loosely in jars. Nowadays, Riesen chocolate comes in a wide variety of flavors, but the original and still the most popular offering is its caramel and chocolate chews. The chocolate is known for being quite intense, making it a massive hit with true chocolate lovers.
Feodora is a famous German candy company that mainly manufactures sumptuous chocolate. These chocolates come in various flavors and designs and usually come in attractive gift boxes, making them perfect Christmas presents that friends and family are sure to love.
Did you know Feodora named their company after the half-sister of Queen Victoria? Well, if it's good enough for royalty!
Cavendish & Harvey
Cavendish & Harvey have been creating delicious candy for well over 100 years. Its success shows no sign of slowing down as it continues to grow in popularity, particularly among the younger generation.
The company also use only natural flavorings and colors in all their sweets which come in small, attractive tins. Each of the candies is slightly dented and dusted in icing sugar, making them a thoroughly decadent sweet.
Named after one of Germany's most famous composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and created back in the 19th century, Mozartkugeln continues to have an enduring appeal.
These little gems need to be tasted to be believed. Made with pistachio, marzipan and nougat, which are then dipped in chocolate, these little balls of delight are a sweet favorite in Germany and further afield.
Ok, so the Germans can't technically claim this chocolate as their own, as it was first invented in Switzerland in 1901. But, Germany has been making it for over 100 years, so they deserve some claim for its success.
In fact, Milka is probably one of the most famous brands of chocolate associated with Germany, known over for its mild, creamy flavor and texture. It's also very popular come the Christmas holiday season and also at Easter - Milka Easter Eggs prove rather irresistible for many!
While Kinder manufacturing is split between Germany and Italy these days, the chocolate was originally invented in Germany back in the 50s. Kinder chocolate comes in a variety of designs, with the most famous being the small, hollow, egg-shaped variety with a toy contained inside. There are also chocolate bars in a range of flavors, including hazelnut cream.
Originally marketed toward kids, it soon became apparent that adults had developed a taste for this moreish chocolate, so chocolate bars were developed that cater to the more mature audience.
Hitschler has created candies Snap Chews which have been a big hit on the market. They consist of a thin crispy shell and inside a soft, chewy, and oh-so-flavorful centre. They have also created soft chews if you don't fancy a crunchy outer layer, as well as a tongue-twisting sour candy selection too.
What's great about the company is that all Hitschler candies are made with real fruits and contain no GMOs.
Family-owned brand Ritter Sport makes just about every flavor of chocolate going, from strawberry creme to hazelnut cream, raspberry, orange, peppermint and more. The chocolates are probably best known for their 4x4 square design alongside their amazing taste.
Last but not least, we couldn't make a list of the best German candy without putting emphasis on the famous Gummi Bears. These delicious German candies go back almost 100 years when they were first invented in Bonn, but it wasn't until 1982 that the soft but chewy treats began to be exported and shared with the rest of the world.
These chewy sugar staples are now even more popular than ever, made from gelatin and coming in various flavors in each pack, including orange, lemon, raspberry, apple and more, these chewy sugar staples are now even more popular than ever!
And while technically they are part of the Haribo family, we thought them worth a mention due to their iconic status coupled with their ever-lasting appeal to both young and old alike.
Where to Buy German Candy
You can shop online in Germany and buy candy from many places, starting with online German candy stores. Remember, there's only a small selection of what Germany has to offer in the candy stakes in supermarkets and stores outside of Germany, so the best place to look is on German websites.
A quick online search should bring you a great choice of online stores with a range of German chocolate and candy categories that you will love.
Of course, if you want to stick with what you probably know, you can always try German Amazon, which has literally hundreds of search results. There are quite a few perks to shopping with Amazon, one being that many money-off deals and vouchers can be applied.
And, if you buy in bulk at Amazon, you can usually - not always, but usually - save some serious money too.
How to buy canDY from Germany
Have some yummy German candies taken your eye? Or perhaps you have seen some tantalizing German milk chocolate that you need to try?
We can forward all your orders from Germany with our affordable, fast and hassle-free German parcel forwarding service. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Sign up for your free German forwarding address
It’s easy to get going. Just sign up for your very own German forwarding address with forward2me.
Step 2: Shop online on German websites for candy & chocolate
Simply browse through your favorite German websites for candy & chocolate, such as amazon.de and at the checkout make sure you use your new German forwarding address.
Step 3: We receive your parcel
When your parcel of parts arrives at our German warehouse you’ll receive a notification. We can hold your items for free for up to 30 days, so if you’re expecting several orders to come in we can hold it then use our consolidation or combine & repack service.
Step 4: We ship your parcel
Once you’ve picked your courier and paid your fees we’ll send your parcel right to you. If you sort everything before 11am local time we’ll get it out that day too.
Step 5: Your parcel arrives at home
Then you just need to wait for your German candy to arrive. This can be as fast as 1-4 days, but can be longer depending on the service you select and the place you’re delivering to. Make sure you’re familiar with your local customs laws too, as some may require you to pay import fees.
If you want any more information about our services, simply contact our friendly and professional Customer Service team, who will be happy to help with any queries.