Where to find German imports???
The guy that owns the Boston Sausage company (also called Smokehouse) apprenticed in Germany and makes fantastic handmade sausages of many types, including a wide variety of very authentic German sausages and meat products like Leberkase.
Their retail store in Norwell also carries other German food products, including candy (my beloved licorice cats). I do not recall whether or not they sell chocolate, but you might call them.
340 Washington St., Norwell, 781-659-4824 http://sausageheaven.com/
Just bought two boxes (1300g ea. - not quite 46 oz.)
Item: Lauenstein Gift Box , Article No. 0135, Euro 49.50 ea./ $65,34
During that time of year (Christmas) they offered free shipping in Germany for purchases over Euro 50.00. I took advantage of this having it send to friends ( US MIL. ) stationed there, and they in turn send "US postage" paid the two boxes (US$ 9.50) to me. ( I do not know what shipping 'Lauenstein' would charge
I have bought their products since 1987 every year at Christmas.
( I lived in Germany from '85 til '99 )
Confiserie Burg Lauenstein GmbH
Launsteiner Straße 41
96337 Ludwigstadt Germany
Kontaktperson: Thomas Luger
Telefon: 09263 - 94 50
Fax: 09263 - 9 45 45
Thanks so much for all the suggestions! I'll definitely check out Karl's (even if they don't have the chocolates). I ended up finding and ordering some of the chocolates, although I'm not sure if I got the brand right (Anthon Berg) ... but hopefully they'll still be appreciated.
Karl's has by far the best selection of German groceries (meats, cheeses, breads, condiments, cookes, and on and on) I've seen. Great house-made sausages and cured meats (ham, speck, bacon).
But I also recall seeing somewhere once, long ago, that those liquor-filled chocolates can't be sold in MA, for fear of the kiddies getting drunk. No idea if that's still true, or ever was true, but maybe that's why they're hard to find here.
Karl's Sausage Kitchen on Rte. 1 heading north in Saugus, MA. Not sure about the liquor filled chocolates, but I know they sell the Katjes brand of licorice. You could call them before you go, but it wouldn't be a wasted visit if you didn't. They are closed on Mondays.