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Last year there was some post from people wanting to try unusual/foreign/wierd sweets and snacks. Should we setup a trade or taste meetup during this years Spiel?

I guess for Germans attending the norwegian "Totenflak" snack sounds unusual, if a little distubing.

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It sounds disturbing but looks like potato chips


I'd love to participate in a snack meeting
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I need those for my next ASL game when I play the Jerries meeple
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I wouldn't mind someone from the UK bringing me a couple of bags of Porky's scratchings. We might not make it across the pond until next year and my stash is starting to run low already cry . My only alternative is an ex-pat store near Brussels, but €2 a bag is a hefty price for fried pork skin .
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Not sure if I'm coming this year - still not sure if I have anyone to do the rounds with - but if I am I can hook you up with pork products.
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Now I've got seven months to think about what to bring that's not readily available in every supermarket...
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I'm coming from the United States. Is there anything people are looking for from the U.S.?

Edited for a typo.
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kevinruns262 wrote:
I'm coming from the United States. Is there anything people are looking fro from the U.S.?


This. What would folks like to see/experience?
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The only thing you have to take with you is smaaaaaash


How about I bring one piece for each person

BTW Totenflak, smash and Freia Melkesjokolade are the 3 things if will likely bring.

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So, sweet&snacks math trade ? whistle
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BTW, if any one of you is after those "Stroopwafels" from the Netherlands: I found a supplier in an underground station in Düsseldorf last Saturday: The underground station which comes out at the old town near Galeria Kaufhof has a (nice!) Dutch snack shop, and I saw 3 different types of Stroopwafels, and also one organic variety. I do not now if there are better brands, but they are the only ones - apart from the honey variety you get at "dm" or some organic shops - that I have ever seen in these parts.
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I'm always interested in Dutch Droste choc pastilles. You can get them in England but they've been steadily getting too expensive over here.
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Actually, do you happen to know "Scho-ka-kola", the caffeine chocolate in a tin box, or "pocket coffee" which is real liquid espresso in a sugar chocolate coating? Both are very popular with our guild members from abroad and also our friends from America and Finland who like to have both handy at their booths during the SPIEL.
You can easily get them at "real" markets, and we found some at the "Kaufhof" food department. Both are not particularly expensive. Our friend from Belgium who has just been over took some home because he can't get "pocket coffee" at all in Belgium, and "scho-ka-kola" only at an absolutely insane price.
A piece of advice: If you want to go to sleep any time soon and suddenly feel a craving for chocolate - fingers off the scho-ka-cola. During daytime you might think you do not feel much of the caffeine - but at night, it will have you buzzing round the ceilig light till daybreak.
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Lorthania wrote:
I wouldn't mind someone from the UK bringing me a couple of bags of Porky's scratchings. We might not make it across the pond until next year and my stash is starting to run low already cry . My only alternative is an ex-pat store near Brussels, but €2 a bag is a hefty price for fried pork skin .


You can usually also get them - in snack sized bags but at a fair price - at "The English Shop" in Dortmund (on Westenhellweg; move west from the Reinoldi Church and it will come up on the left).
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You can usually also get them - in snack sized bags but at a fair price - at "The English Shop" in Dortmund (on Westenhellweg; move west from the Reinoldi Church and it will come up on the left).


Cheers, will keep that in mind for when we visit Dortmund's Weihnachtsmarkt this year!


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Actually, do you happen to know "Scho-ka-kola", the caffeine chocolate in a tin box, or "pocket coffee" which is real liquid espresso in a sugar chocolate coating? You can easily get them at "real" markets.

We've been shopping at Real for over ten years and I totally missed these all that time. They're on the shopping list for next time, thanks for the suggestions!
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I really wonder what to bring as a German as Essen is in Germany and there are a lot of shops in Essen. There are some regional snacks here that you can't get that easily in Essen, but usually they need to be kept cool.
Maybe I just need to invade the Ritter Sport factory and steel the experimental and very new stuff...
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Now that's an idea. May try to access some newer Katjes stuff and bring it...
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Maybe I just need to invade the Ritter Sport factory and steel the experimental and very new stuff...
Remembering the reports from the last years the Ritter Sport Pfefferminze was sold out everywhere in Essen during Spiel
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Impy wrote:
Locu wrote:
Maybe I just need to invade the Ritter Sport factory and steel the experimental and very new stuff...
Remembering the reports from the last years the Ritter Sport Pfefferminze was sold out everywhere in Essen during Spiel

That's an idea... buy up the whole Ritter Pfefferminz stock in the run-up to Essen, set up a small booth and sell the bars at €5 a pop devil
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Go for 10€ if you want to make a profit.
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Lorthania wrote:
Impy wrote:
Locu wrote:
Maybe I just need to invade the Ritter Sport factory and steel the experimental and very new stuff...
Remembering the reports from the last years the Ritter Sport Pfefferminze was sold out everywhere in Essen during Spiel

That's an idea... buy up the whole Ritter Pfefferminz stock in the run-up to Essen, set up a small booth and sell the bars at €5 a pop devil
We have to delete some posts in this thread then... For reasons ninja
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Lorthania wrote:
Arboretum wrote:
You can usually also get them - in snack sized bags but at a fair price - at "The English Shop" in Dortmund (on Westenhellweg; move west from the Reinoldi Church and it will come up on the left).


Cheers, will keep that in mind for when we visit Dortmund's Weihnachtsmarkt this year!


Arboretum wrote:
Actually, do you happen to know "Scho-ka-kola", the caffeine chocolate in a tin box, or "pocket coffee" which is real liquid espresso in a sugar chocolate coating? You can easily get them at "real" markets.

We've been shopping at Real for over ten years and I totally missed these all that time. They're on the shopping list for next time, thanks for the suggestions!


All I can say is, our real has them. I cannot guarantee that absolutely every real will have them, as markets have different managements, but they usually have the same products.
Scho-ka-kola is something that often turns up at filling stations (usually at the larger ones), but as small packets only.
I also saw pocket coffee at Galeria Kaufhof in Düsseldorf, but not the branch next to the Altstadt (old town), but only the branch on Schadowstraße; they still have a smallish food department in the basement. You see the small packages with just 5 portions at cashier points in a number of supermarkets, but that particular Kaufhof and our real sell packs of twenty or so (also cheaper that way). The other Kaufhof branch moved their food stuffs to another location nearby, and all of a sudden they do not sell any of the really good things anymore, only those boring goods you get anywhere anyway.
I never saw any multi-packs of Scho-ka-kola.
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you also get "Scho-ka-kola" at Edeka
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