Chocolates and Confectionary

German chocolates and sweets such as marzipan are known the world over for their high quality and unique flavors, and many German seasonal confections have become holiday necessities the world over. (Think gummi bears, chocolate Easter bunnies, marzipan pigs, and chocolate santas.) The following chocolates and confections are available within North America and all products have been carefully screened.
Many of these brands you can purchase in our online shop. Other brands may be available only at wholesale quantities and prices and we can help to find the suppliers in the US. Please email us with questions.

Ahoj — A delight for every kid: pour Ahoj Brausepulver (fizzy soda powder) into the open palm, add water and taste the prickly sweet sensation on the tongue. The brand with the sailor icon dates back to 1925. Originally created by Frigeo GmbH, now owned by Katjes. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Asbach — The city of Rüdesheim on the romantic Rhine river, just south of the famous Lorelei, is located in one of the top wine-making regions of Germany. It is also the home of Asbach, Germany’s premium brandy distiller. After a long process of multiple distillation processes, Asbach Uralt white wine brandy matures over many years in small casks of Limousin oak. The mellow taste and harmonious bouquet makes Asbach Uralt the embodiment of quality and fine enjoyment. Asbach smooth and full-bodied chocolate pralines are made and marketed under an exclusive license by the RC-Confiserie in Rüdesheim am Rhein. The Asbach brand belongs today to the German-Swiss Underberg AG (Hesse)
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Baur — Swiss-inspired, high end chocolatier from the foothills of the Allgäu with artfully decorated pralines, truffles and seasonal chocolates (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Beauty Sweeties — Delicious fruit gummies made with natural fruit juices and fortified with the beauty-ingredients coenzyme Q10, aloe vera, collagen or biotin. A distinctive taste sensation, by way of a unique selection of products. Vegan. (Hamburg)
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Bodeta — Bodeta Süßwaren GmbH is one of the largest confectionery producers in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Offers a wide assorment of hard candies, sugar free candies, dragee and chocolates (Saxony Anhalt)
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Boehme — One of the original brands of the “Delitzscher Schokoladenfabrik,” founded in 1894 Delitzsch, between Halle and Leipzig. When Germany was separated by a wall, the East German factory operated under national ownership, while the company Wissoll marketed the brand in West Germany. In 2008, the Halloren chocolate company took over the Delitzscher Schokoladenfabrik, making Boehme one of several brands still marketed successfully worldwide. (Saxony)
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Brandt — Widely known for their Mocha Beans (dark chocolate infused with mocha coffee) and brandy beans (brandy-filled truffles). (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Carstens — A traditional marzipan chocolate produce, founded 1845 in the world's marzipan metropole, Luebeck (Schleswig Holstein)
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Casali — An iconic brand banana filling in a crunchy chocolate shell. (Austria)
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Cavendish & Harvey — Indulgent, really fruity hard candies, less sugary, full of flavor. The company originated in Hamburg in the 1930s, opened a subsidiary in London (hence the British sounding name) and remained true to their roots as candymakers until the present day. (Hamburg)
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Conf. Burg Lauenstein — Handmade truffles and chocolate novelties from the North East of Bavaria, for connoisseurs and chocoholics all over the world (Bavaria)
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Conf. Heidel — High quality, artisan chocolate maker with a wide variety of everyday and seasonal products, based in Osnabrück, where you can also visit their confectionary store. (Lower Saxony)
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Conf. Heilemann — Confiserie Heilemann has dedicated itself to the creation of exclusive chocolate delicacies. At the heart of south Germany’s Allgäu region, exquisite pralines, fine chocolate and many other masterpieces of the confectioner’s art are handcrafted in premium tradition. (Bavaria)
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Dallmann’s — Germany's most famous and best-selling natural cough and sore throat remedy. You can find this iconinc brand in more than 21,000 pharmacies around the country. Located in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt (Hesse)
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Dextro Energen — Dextro Energy has been synonymous with dextrose on which generations of schoolchildren, working professionals and athletes have relied on Dextro Energy to boost performance. Deveoped in Germany in the 1920, it was first sold in pharmacies to help athletes and thinkers consume that sole form of sugar molcules providing energy to the brain. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Eichetti — Known for chocolate covered in icing and icre cream cones filled with chocolates. (Bavaria)
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Em Eukal — A cough drop candy brand with natural herbs, such as eucalyptus, honey, ginger, cherry, liquorice, sage, lemon. Owned by Dr. Soldan GmbH. Em-eukal cough drops were prescribed to miners in the Ruhr district in the 1950s for medical purposes, (Bavaria)
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Feodora — A chocolate named after Princess Feodora zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, a sister of the last German empress and related to the British crown. She grew up in the middle of the 19thcentury and became a regionally acclaimed poet and painter. When she died suddenly in 1910 at age 35, chocolatier Friedrich Theodor Meyer from Tangermünde, located along the Elbe river in Northern Saxony Anhalt, set out to create sweet chocolate and praline masterpieces to memorialize the popular princess. These culinary delights are still made according to the original recipes, from the top 3% of the highest quality cacao beans, by the FEODORA Chocolade GmbH & Co. KG. (Bremen)
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Friedel — Easter and Christmas holiday chocolate creations, now owned and sold by Rübezahl. (Bavaria)
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Galler — Truly scrumptous Belgium chocolates founded by jean Galler from the Liege area, A Swiss-trained chocolatier. (Belgium)
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Girrbach — Germany's leading provate label chocolate, sugar and marzipan cake decoration producer, located in Calw, in the heart of the Black Forest. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Grabower Topkuss — A distinct German specialty: fluffy marshmellow cream made from egg white and sugar enrobed in dark or milk chocolate. A favorite at ever kid's birthday party. (Saxony Anhalt)
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Gustaf’s — Firm and only slightly salted. The traditional Dutch licorice difference. It is a great privilege that I can share with you some of my favorite licorice can be ubiquitously found in a large variety. Yes, the Dutch truly the consummate connoisseurs of black licorice. There is no country in the world that has a higher consumption of licorice. Our factory in Holland was established in 1876 and produces an endless number of shapes with its own characteristics (soft, hard, chewy) and flavoring (from sweet to salt). It takes a somewhat acquired taste to appreciate this flavorful, lightly salty licorice with lots of character. If in doubt, first try the "soft drops" or the "sweet and firm cats". (Holland)
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Hachez — One of the few premium chocolate manufacturers in Germany which controls all steps of the chocolate making process – from cleaning and roasting the cacao beans to forming the final products – under one roof. Hachez signature items include 'Brown Chocolate Leafs,' first made in 1923, and inspired by the shapes and colors of autumn leaves which the owner picked up at a public park in his native Bremen. The Bremer Hachez Chocolade GmbH & Co. KG still operates a specialty store at the historic Deutsche Haus in the center of Brementown (Adress: Am Markt 1, 28195 Bremen, Germany). (Bremen)
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Halloren — This is the oldest chocolate brand in Germany, dating back to the founding of theHalloren Schokoladenfabrikin 1804 in Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt where the company is headquartered today. Their maître chocolatier selects the finest ingredients and turns them into delicate works of art which are then produced in modern chocolate factories in Germany and throughout Europe churn. Among the brand's most famous products are the liqour-filled pralines and the "Original Halloren Kugeln" which are named after salt workers in the 1800s, whose buttons resemble the shape of the chocolate. (Saxony-Anhalt)
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Haribo — Haribo - the acronym for Hans Richter Bonn - is the world's first gummi bear brand, founded in the 1920s in Bonn along the Rhine River. Today, Haribo gummi bears, licorice rounds and more can be found all over the world. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Hitschler — An 80-year old producer of chewy candies and sugary treats based in Cologne. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Kalfany — A had fruit and caramel candy manufacturer from the Black Forest area who started producing sweets wth lisenced motifs for promotional and advertising purposes (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Katjes — One of Germany's leading soft and hard candy brands, best known for the unique licorice "cats" and fruity gums. Headquartered in Emmerich close to the Dutch border. Owns brands Ahoj Brause, Sallos and Wick. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Kinder — The world-renowned brand is the brainchild of Italian chocolate/nougat wizard Michele Ferrero who also conceived Nutella, Tic Tac and Ferrero Rocher in the 1960s. He had built a factory in Stadtallendorf, north of Marburg, Hesse in the 1950s which thrived a decade later in tune with Germany’s “Wirtschaftswunder” (economic miracle). Reputedly, Kinder was first developed for the German market to service the taste buds of Germany’s baby boom “Kinder” (children). Today, Kinder surprise eggs and milk chocolates are still delighting the hearts of young and old. (Hesse)
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Klett — Klett is a manufacturer and exporter of chocolate pralines and over 200 seasonal hollow chocolate figurines, among them Santa Claus or Easter Bunnies, based in Nehren, south of the university town of Tübingen. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Laroshell — A brandy-filled praline brands produced by in the Delitzscher Schokoladenfabrik located in Delitzsch, near Leipzig and marketed by Halloren (Saxony)
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Lindt — Lindt & Sprüngli was born in th Switzerland, but expanded over the past decades to become a global brand. Among the six factories, two are in Kilchberg, Switzerland and AAachen,Germany; Most Lindt chocolates sold in the US are made in the US. (Switzerland)
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Luehders — Originating in Hamburg in 1909, the forst assortment of this company included dried fruits. Over the next century, Luehders produced jams and fruit candies. (Hamburg)
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Mamba — Introduced in 1953, this popular fruity- chewy candy brand, owned by Storck ,is one of Germany's favorite treats. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Merci — A chocolate gift item containing bars with four different flavors of chocolate, from milk to dark. From Storck (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Milka — Milka , the world-renowned brand of chocolate confection originated in Switzerland, created by Swiss chocolatier Philippe Suchard in 1825. According to Croatian sources, the product name is Suchard's tribute to soprano Milka Ternina (1863–1941). The famous purple-packaged chocolate bars are still primarily produced in Lörrach, Germany. Brand ownership has changed many times over the past fifty years, from Suchard, to Interfood (after merger with Tobler), to Jacobs Suchard to US food giant Kraft Foods to Mondelez International today. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Niederegger — Marzipan, a fine mix of almonds and a bit of sugar, has been an oriental delicacy for more than 1,000 years. Served at the tables of ancient caliphs and noblemen, marzipan was introduced to Europe during the Crusades and traded over the following centuries in Venice, Spain, Portugal and the Hansa League city of Luebeck. Niederegger marzipan, a treat for any German confectionary connoisseur since 1806, hails from the city of Luebeck. The secret of the traditional Niederegger recipe for marzipan has to do with the exact ratio of ground up almonds to sugar and with an ingredient that is similar to rosewater. Niederegger marzipan is of the finest quality standard, made from 100% almond paste. Most other widely distributed manufacturers offset the costs of high quality and healthy almonds by using a greater amount of sugar or even almond extract. (Schleswig Holstein)
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Nimm 2 — Another well known candy brand from the Storck assortment with fruity hard candies, fortified with vitamins (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Nippon — Nippon is a brand of chocolate covered puffed rice snack bars, produced by the family owned HOSTA GmbH, based in Stimpfach, between Stuttgart and Nuremberg close to the Romantic Road. The company was founded in 1949 and also produces the popular Mr. Tom peanut snack bars and Romy coconut chocolate bars. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Piasten — A chocolate and choco-dragee (candy consisting of a center covered with a coating, such as a sugared almond or a chocolate) company based north of Nuremberg. Belongs to the Katjes Group. (Bavaria)
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Reber — A Bavarian based confectionary brand from the 140+ year old family-owned Paul Reber GmbH & Co. KG. This company is famous for manufacturing high quality sweet treats, most of all the 'Genuine Reber Mozart-Kugeln®', exquisitely filled with pistachio marzipan made from fresh green pistachios, almonds and hazelnut praline and covered with milk chocolate and bitter sweet chocolate. You can also visit the Café Reber at the alpine mountain resort of Bad Reichenhall. (Bavaria)
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Rheila — A sweet and salty licorice candy brand, owned by Soldan Holding (Bavaria)
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Riegelein — A European market leader for chocolate novelties, especially seasonal figures like chocolate santas, Easter bunnies or Halloween monsters. The company is based in Cadolzburg near Nürnberg and known for creative and high quality milk chocolate inventions. (Bavaria)
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Ritter — The uniquely square chocolate bars under the Ritter Sport brand can be found in over 90 countries. This family-run company, based in Waldenbuch near Stuttgart, churns out some of the greatest variety of flavors, altogether 31 flavors of the 100 gram bars, including yogurt and cornflakes. The company was founded in 1912, and the signature square bar first was introduced in 1932. The company is a strong financial supporter of young artists, especially painters. Ritter was one of the first companies to introduce fully recyclable packaging in 1991, and has a shop in Berlin at Französische Straße 24, 10117. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Rübezahl — A Swabian chocolate manufacturer founded in 1949 by Josef Cersovsky. Josef was born in the Karkonosze mountains in Southern Poland, which used to be called "das Riesengebirge" in German. The famous tale of the giant Rübezahl orginated in this area. Today, the company produces and markets chocolate creations under the brands Gubor, Rübezahl, Friedel and others. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Sahne Muh Muh — Creamy Toffee caramel candies from the company PICO Food, based in the heart of the Black Forest. These toffee candies are produced in Hamburg. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Sallos — Salty Licorice Drops for the lover of the astringent, salty licorice (salmiak) taste. These candies originated as natural cough medicine or as remedy for stomach or intestinal problems. Made by Katjes. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Sarotti — A famous brand originating in Berlin and acquired since by Nestle, then sold to the Stollwerck AG and belongs now to the Belgium chocolate giant Bary Callebaut. A famous product used to bethe "Erfrischungsstäbchen" (refreshment sticks) with liquid lemon and orange filling inside dark chocolate. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schladerer — Germany’s best-known brand for clear fruit brandies, also known as "Eaux-de-vie" in France, based in Black Forest town of Staufen. The Schladerer assortment includes “Kirschwasser” (cherry brandy) and “Himbeergeist” (raspberry brandy). The difference between “wasser” and “geist” is based on the fruit’s natural sugar content: “wasser” fruits contain more sugar than “geist” fruits. Schladerer is still family-owned and adheres to traditional values of responsibility and commitment to quality with a passion for high class spirits. Schladerer fruit brandies are best served slightly chilled and neat as digestif after a meal. They also can be mixed with Champagne, added to coffee, poured over ice cream or consumed as delicious chocolate pralines. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Schluckwerder — A family business with a large assortment of Marzipan, Chocolate and Chocolate Specialties, based in Luebeck. (Schleswig Holstein)
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Scho-ka-kola — Known as the preferred snacks of aviators and olympians in the 1930s, this chocolate contains a whop of natural caffeine derived from the cola nut, coffee beans and cocoa beans. Packaged in a uniquely designe tin, the products are sold as Scho-ko-lade in the USA. (Hamburg)
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Schogetten — Introduced in 1962, this chocolate brand comes in bite-size pieces. From Ludwig Schokolade, one of Europe's largest chocolate producers located outside Cologne. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schoko Dragee — Innovative high quality dragees manufacturer with an enormous assortment, including brandy and whiskey-filled chocolate dragees (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Storck — Storck is one of the Germany’s greatest success stories in the sweets industries. Founded by August Storck in Werther, north of Bielefeld in Westfalia, the family-owned company developed the world-renowned caramel candy and chocolate brands Werther’s Original, Riesen, Merci, Toffifee in the 1960. Other popular brands include nimm2 Vitamin candies, Bazooka chewing gum and Dickmann’s marshmellow kisses. Even today, Werther’s and Riesen are still being produced in Germany and exported all over the world. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Storz — Fun Chocolates for all ocasions and seasons, artfully wrapped and lots of ideas for gifts and decorations. Founded in 1884 (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Toblerone — Created by Swiss cocolatier Jean Tobler in 1868. Now a brand owned by Mondelez, but still produced in Germany and Switzerland (Switzerland)
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Trumpf — Developed by famous chocolate maker Leonard Monheim from Aachen in the 1860s. Now the brand is owned by Ludwig Schokolade. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Wendler — The Wendler GmbH is famous for producing scrumptious nougat (hazelnut cream) bars. The company is now owned by Lambertz. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Zentis — Famous jam, fruit spreads and marzipan candy producer from Aachen (North Rhine Westphalia)
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