Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Baumstamm: Quality German Made Chocolate

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There's just something about authentic chocolate from Germany. It tastes sweeter than the chocolate made in the U.S. Kind of brings to mind their cars, talking about the Audi, it's just quality stuff. Who really knows what they do to make things so good?

Take for example this Karina brand chocolate bar from Germany. I don't know how many of you have actually had this particular chocolate bar called the Baumstamm which appropriately translates into the tree trunk or the log, but I'm assuming not a whole lot. You're not alone, this was my first time sampling it too. Got to say, it looks like a log but it doesn't taste that way! Not that I've ever tasted a log but you know what I mean.

Extraordinary would be a good way to describe how the Baumstamm tastes. It combines a milk chocolate shell with nougat and rich creamy marzipan. For those of you that might not know what nougat is, it's a type of sweet made with sugar and almonds although it tastes more like coconut for some odd reason. Marzipan on the other hand is made very out the same ingredients but it tastes a lot different because it's pasty, kind of like a filling that's creamy.

Technicalities aside, the Baumstamm is very rich, creamy, and sweet. It's a perfect after dinner dessert kind of like the chocolate mint Olive Garden gives you but satisfies 1000x better. For that, it rightfully earns a 7 out 10 ranking in my book which means warning, these are habit forming and your chocolate addiction just got worse.

Where to get: try a German grocery store, if all else fails you can always probably get them online.


  1. I have made a note to look this up on-line to try in the winter time-it would arrive a melted blob in this summer heat here in texas. thanks for sharing.

  2. I know what you mean about the Texas summer heat. It's especially hot this summer especially compared to last which was more mild.

    Of course, if you don't want to wait until winter you can always see if they have it at your nearest German store. I think I got the last one though at the closest German store to me so they must be pretty popular so yeah, you might be better off waiting to order it online. Good luck, it's definitely worth it. I wish I had the budget to have them stock piled because they are a awesome after dinner chocolate like I was saying in the post.

    Thanks for stopping by again!

    Best Regards & Happy 4th,

  3. That first photo looks amazing! Will have to look for this :)

  4. this looks good...will try to search for this...