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Where to find German imports???

Lola Loves Food Feb 12, 2008 05:42 PM

I'm looking to buy some German products (especially liquor filled chocolates!!) and can't seem to find them anywhere. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!

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    mollydingle Feb 13, 2008 08:54 AM

    Yummies in Kittery Maine has them and they do mail order. The candy shop on Rte.28 in salem, NH (can't remember the name) also has them.

    1. C. Hamster Feb 13, 2008 08:30 AM

      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/


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      1. re: C. Hamster
        Bostonbob3 Feb 13, 2008 09:57 AM

        Leberkase mit Ei is one of my fav comfort foods.

        Do you know if they have frikadelle?

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          C. Hamster Feb 13, 2008 10:38 AM

          You can have my share. I ate it a few times in Germany but never took a liking to it.

          Regarding frikadelle, I don't recall seeing it, but that doesn't mean they don't make it. Their bag is charcuterie and frikadelle really isn't that, though.

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        Peter B Wolf Feb 13, 2008 08:11 AM

        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
        E-Mail: info@confisserie-lauenstein.de

        Website: http://www.confiserie-lauenstein.de

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          Lola Loves Food Feb 13, 2008 06:47 AM

          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.

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          1. re: Lola Loves Food
            Allstonian Feb 13, 2008 11:01 AM

            I believe that Cardullo's also sells Anthon Berg chocolates as well as the ones filled with Asbacher Uralt.

          2. trufflehound Feb 13, 2008 06:16 AM

            Check this out from today's Globe

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              whops Feb 13, 2008 03:57 AM

              Try Teuscher Chocolates (230 Newbury St, Boston or online ordering teuscher.chocolate@verizon.net). I think they are actually Swiss rather than German.

              1. MC Slim JB Feb 12, 2008 07:48 PM

                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.

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                1. re: MC Slim JB
                  BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 12, 2008 09:41 PM

                  Cardullo's sells chocolates filled with the German brandy Ansbach.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB
                    mwk Feb 13, 2008 05:37 AM

                    You can't mail order liquor-filled chocolates for delivery to MA residents, due to our ridiculous liquor laws. But, I imagine stores can import them for sale to customers, presumably after checking ID's.

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                      Bostonbob3 Feb 13, 2008 06:05 AM

                      True, but you can have your mom send them to you every Christmas.

                      Not that I'd do that, mind you. :)

                  2. Prav Feb 12, 2008 06:57 PM

                    Cardullo's in Harvard Square has a lot of European products.

                    1. Infomaniac Feb 12, 2008 06:22 PM

                      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.

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                        Chris VR Feb 13, 2008 04:54 AM

                        I've definitely seen liquor filled chocolates at Karl's- maybe just around the holidays though. I do like to stock up on fun Easter candy there and it's about that time...

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