Saturday, July 28, 2007

Lambertz Peanut Mountains

Chocolate is of course common in Germany, and they cover all kinds of nuts with it. It's rare to find chocolate-covered peanuts, though, with the exception of M&Ms. Imagine my luck when I found 2 different types at a nearby PLUS store. They weren't even a special offer, so I'm hoping the next time I crave peanuts, they'll still be in stock.

These chocolate "Peanut Mountains" from Lambertz are great! More free-form than the American equivalent, they are also made with a better chocolate.

Lambertz itself is a company from Aachen, claiming a history back to 1688. One of its more recent claims to fame is that Lambertz's chief executive and chief socialite, Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker, attended Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball this year to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Dr. Bühlbecker is locally known as the "Keks-König" or "Cookie King." Photos
of Dr. Bühlbecker with miscellaneous celebrities, including Beckham, Richard Branson, Elle McPherson, Judy Dench, and many others. Plenty of pictures here.

They have a broad product line, and my husband especially loves their Domino-steine, a petit-fours type of cake. These particular candies are a good dark chocolate, with enough sweetness to offset the nutty flavor of the peanut, yet not giving up on a good chocolate flavor. "Mountains" may be a bit of an ambitious term, but they're delicious nonetheless.

Reviewed: Lambertz Erdnuss Berge
Personality: Noisy. They kept calling out to us until they were all gone.
How to enjoy: Go to the store, buy a bag, enjoy it. Don't try to keep them in the house, you'll just keep eating them.
Lambertz also has a factory outlet in Aachen. Check the webpage for more info.

1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy

Where to buy:
Germany: PLUS markets, and you can order some products online
USA: Look for grocery items with the labels "European Cookies" or "German Cookies"

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