Menu Monday: Snacks Around the World Showcase – Germany

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Welcome once again to Menu Monday, where we explore what packaged edibles Disney offers. We are traveling around the World Showcase, stopping in at each country to give an interesting and unusual (and hopefully tasty!) snack a try. We have already visited Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, and France. Today we are checking out what snacks are available in Germany. Before we get started heading around the Showcase, let’s remember the rules:

Snack Rules

  • No snacks over $10; preferably less than $5
  • As unusual as possible
  • Something I personally would eat

Let’s go find some snacks from Germany!

 

The plaza in the Germany Pavilion
The plaza in the Germany Pavilion

 

The Germany pavilion in the World Showcase is gorgeous, simply put. The architecture looks like it comes straight out of a fairy tale, with tons of small decorative touches that draw the eye. The buildings wouldn’t look out of place in a village surrounding a castle, with fun and colorful signs and varying architectural styles adding up to a charming whole.

Alternative view of knights
Pretty details are everywhere

Various shops are scattered about the plaza, including a toy shop, a place to buy steins, a crystal shop, and a Christmas shop. There are also two restaurants, a counter service called Sommerfest, and a buffet restaurant called Biergarten, as well as a walk-up Bier Stand. The stand serves beer, pretzels, and wine. Try the Riesling; it’s delicious!

King George and the Dragon
St. George slaying the dragon. Or trying to, at least.

 

Make sure you play the Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure in Germany, as the interactive elements in Germany are not to be missed. Several elements are quite fun to watch, and, while I won’t spoil it for you, I always hang around for a while to get to see one in particular repeated by several players.

 

Three knights guard the pavilion's courtyard.
Three knights guard the pavilion’s courtyard.

 

Three knights guard the plaza from on high, always keeping a silent vigil. Check out the intricate details on each individual, unique knight, and look at the gorgeous windows behind them.

photo of available snacks from Germany, popcorn and caramels, fruit and other yummy treats
Karamell-Kuche (Caramel Kitchen) is not to be missed!

 

A relatively recent addition (added late 2010) to the Germany pavilion is the Karamell-Küche. This tiny shop contains amazing things combined with genuine Werther’s caramel. The smell alone is worth stopping in there, and as an added bonus, they are frequently giving out samples of caramel popcorn.

 

photo of available snacks from Germany, Caramel covered candies, cookies, fruit
Display case inside Karamell-Kuche, prices ranging from $3.99 for a small piece of caramel to $9.99 for a deluxe caramel apple.

 

Your options for a tasty caramel snack include caramel apples, cookies topped with caramel ribbons, plain caramels, and the ridiculously tasty marshmallow and caramel swirl (my favorite, and a steal at $3.99).

 

photo of available snacks from Germany, caramels
Toffifay is readily available in the United States, but it’s quite good, and is available as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

 

You can get Toffifay on the Disney Dining Plans as a snack credit, but the bagged popcorn is not included.

 

photo of available snacks from Germany, popcorn and caramels
Tins full of caramels ($19.95) and caramel popcorn in varying sizes.

 

There are tins filled with Werther’s Original in several varieties, for $19.95 each. These could easily make for a easy take home gift, if a bit pricy.

 

photo of available snacks from Germany, booze-filled candy
Chocolate filled with liquor… yum!

 

Once you get out of the caramel shop (if you can!), there’s not a whole lot of snack options in Germany, but there are a few. There is a basket of flavored potato sticks, called Pomsticks, in sour cream flavor.

 

Potato Sticks
Sour cream potato sticks, $2.95.

 

Since I didn’t want to get something fresh from the caramel shop (even though it was hard to resist!) I quickly narrowed it down to getting a strange flavor of potato chips.

 

photo of available snacks from Germany, paprika chips
Naturals Mild Paprika Chips! $3.95

 

The brand is Lorenz (which also makes the potato sticks) and came in Mild Paprika flavor. The price was right at only $3.95, and the portion size was perfect for one person to enjoy.

 

Calorie Counts for the paprika chips, a snack from Germany
The nutritional information, in English and German.

 

The chips were reasonably low calorie for what they are (junk food), and the company seems to be quite proud of the purity of their ingredients.

 

Detail of paprika chips, snack from Germany
How the Naturals chips are made, including the oil used.

 

Notice that the skins are left on, which makes them different than many of the traditional chips.

 

Paprika chip detail
Tons of flavor!

 

The chips were nicely coated by the paprika spice, with lots of coloring and were a good size. They were quite crunchy and seemed like kettle cooked chips, even though they didn’t seem that thick. The flavor was very interesting, but I honestly am not sure if I enjoyed it. While it had a good flavor and a nice saltiness to it, the spice was so unfamiliar I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. It was salty, but it was also a little sweet at the same time. It’s not my new favorite flavor, but I did eat the entire bag, so I must not have hated it! I think I am going to have to try it again and see if I can decide how I feel for sure.

So, what do you think? Do you think that you would like to try the paprika chips? Or maybe the caramel? Let me know!

Katie McNair

Katie McNair was born and raised in Central Florida. She grew up visiting Disney World as often as she could manage. Her favorite park is Epcot, and her favorite attraction is Living with the Land. Katie currently teaches 7th grade language arts.

4 thoughts on “Menu Monday: Snacks Around the World Showcase – Germany

  • September 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    How funny you think paprika is an odd flavor of potato chips 🙂 it’s, besides salt, the second most popular flavor in Belgium ^^ reading this article gave me cravings for both the chips and the caramel, thanks :p

    • September 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm
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      It’s totally bizarre here! I have never seen it before, but it was very interesting. The caramel, though, the caramel! I could live on the stuff, I swear. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  • September 9, 2014 at 7:53 am
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    A deliciously wonderful post! However, I cannot believe you were able to go through Karamell-Küche without grabbing either the popcorn of a chocolate sea-salt carmel (I prefer the dark variety). Seriously, that is willpower! 🙂

    • September 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm
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      I know, right?? It was HARD to avoid grabbing something. My favorite is definitely the marshmallow caramel pinwheel thing. It is just so good. I have tried the popcorn, too, and it’s an elevation of normal caramel corn. Only my self-imposed rules kept me from grabbing one or the other… but my next trip, I’m getting SOMETHING.

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