Fruit Preserves, Jams and Honey

Germany produces an incredible selection of wild honeys and berry jams, uniquely processed to preserve as much of the natural goodness as possible.

Besides the ubiquitous strawberry, raspberry and apricot jams, you can find German preserves made from sloe, elderberry, sea buckthorn, rosehip, lingonberries, black or red currants and many more.

Honeys range from wild herb and wildflower to dandelion and pine-scented. Among the most  favorite flavors are acacia and forest tree honey.

The following jams, fruit preserves and honeys are available within North America. All have been carefully screened by German Foods North America, and we can recommend them as perfect additions to your meal. Please email us with questions.

Also see our Guide to German Fruit Preserves and Honey, with more information about the health and flavor properties of fruits and berries

Biophar Langnese — A honey producer from Braunschweig, which uses only honey from natural, unfertilized and unsprayed sources harvested in harmony with nature. (Lower Saxony)
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Breitsamer — One of Germany's leading honey makers, based in Munich, offering a large assortment of honey flavors and packaging choices. Uses only fully natural, unaltered pure honey, guaranteed by very strict German food inspections. (Bavaria)
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Darbo — The leading Austrian quality brand of fruit preserves, based on old family recipes. (Austria)
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Favorit — Based in Switzerland near Lake Constance, Favorit preserves are elegantly packaged and contain no artificial preservatives, color or flavor. (Switzerland)
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Hero — International brand of fruit preserves and fruit juices, owned by the Oetker Group. Built on Swiss identity and heritage, although the company now owns operating plants all over Eastern Europe and the Middle East. (Switzerland)
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Nutella — This world-renowned hazelnut-chocolate spread is the invention of Pietro Ferrer in Alba, Italy. Right after World War II, he bought a processing plant near Kassel, and Nutella became such a hit in Germany that much of the world thought Nutella was German. (The same is true for Ferrero's Kinder Schokolade and Kinder Surprise Eggs.) (Frankfurt)
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Schwartau — One of Germany's best known brands, based in Bad Schwartau between the North and Baltic Seas. Reported to use innovative manufacturing processes to blend different fruits. Owned by the Swiss Hero Group, which in turn is owned by the Oetker family. (Schleswig Holstein)
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Winsenia — The East German answer to Nutella. Made from the finest hazelnuts and chocolate, the taste and quality rivals that of the original. The company also produces creams, dark and light chocolate coatings, yogurt fillings and other semi-finished products. (Berlin)
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Zentis — The best known product of this company is Aachener plum butter, a perfectly seasoned fruit spread made from 140g of plums per 100g of jam. Also strong in the food ingredient business, suppling fruit pulps to yogurt and pastry producers. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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