German Chocolate

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German's Chocolate Is Not German Chocolate

One of the most notable recipes associated with German Chocolate is The German Chocolate Cake. When it comes to science and technological advancement Germany may be a leader in the field- culinary skills of the German kitchen however, leave little to be desired. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the German Chocolate cake has no origins in German Kitchen at all. German Chocolate Cake was in fact made famous by Sam German. An American who developed the Bakers brand Chocolate for baking in 1852. One of the first cake recipes usingBakers German's Chocolate was published in A Dallas Newspaper in 1957.¹ Since then the recipe became known as German Chocolate Cake. The ommission of the 's' resulting in a false sense of origin.

¹. Accessed 29.10.2010.

German Chocolate in Germany

Despite this revelation some German chocolate made in Germany  are worthy competitors among Chocolate Connoisseurs, giving Belgian and Swiss chocolates some stiff completion. Dark Chocolate is especially popular in Germany, and it is common practice to enjoy chocolate after dinner or as a treat but especially as gifts to loved ones. Listed below are some of the most popular labels of German Chocolate.

Mozart Chocolate Balls
Mozart Chocolate Balls | Source


  • Mozart Chocolate is most famous for their Mozartkugeln (Mozart Ball). The first Mozart ball was made in 1890 by Paul Fürst. Apart from it taste the Mozart Ball is popular from its name and association with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • Mozart Balls today are manufactured by Reber.

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  • Asbach Dates back to 1892 and is the maker of many fine consumables.
  • Asbach Chocolates are chocolate pralines which most often contain alcohol fillings. This makes for a sensuous aperitif.
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Feodora Chocolates
Feodora Chocolates


  • Fedora is the name of Princess Fedora, the sister of the last Empress of Germany.
  • Fedora signature is the brand logo found on Feodora Chocolate products. This is both a sign of the quality of Fedora Chocolates as well as a symbol of Feodora's approval of the products.
  • Fedora chocolates include range of dark chocolates, pralines and seasonal novelty chocolate items.

Hachez Pastilles
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  • Hachez prides itself on being one of the few chocolate makers who still maintain the traditional ways of making chocolates. This involves roasting of the cocoa beans at their own facilities rather than importing them. Hachez Chocolate GmbH & Co was established by Joseph Emile Hachez, a chocolate of Belgian origin in 1890.
  • Hachez also caters for the international market with a variety of product inspired by the global kitchen. Chocolate products includes chocolate bars and Chez Hachez Chocolate cups ranging from hot and spicy to sweet and sour and a few classic German dark chocolate varieties.
  • Official Website:

Ritter sport

  • Ritter Sort is one of the younger German Chocolatiers opening its doors in 1912.Riter sport is internationally renowned andrecognized by its primary square shape.
  •  Ritter Sort Bars come in sizes 100g, 250g and mini bars.
  • Official Site:


Where to Buy German Chocolate Online

If you are afan of German Chocolate then you can find all of the chcoate treats available online.

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tlpoague 6 years ago from USA

Be right back...I need some chocolate! Ok, I feel better now. Thank you for this informative hub. I never thought about where the name German Chocolate Cake originated from. I just love to eat it. Thanks again!

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kids-toy-box 6 years ago Author

Hi tlpoague.Thanks for the Visit.Glad you are a fan of German Chocolate cake.

Chocoholic 6 years ago German Chocolate Cake is American LOL-they shod rename it American Chocolate cake:)Mozart Choc looks yummy.

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europewalker 6 years ago

Yummy Pastilles! Can't ever get enough chocolate.

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kids-toy-box 6 years ago Author

Yep...never too much chocolate..especially in cold weather.

Eva 6 years ago

Yum--had no idea German Chocolate Looked this good, Ijust thought most euro chocolate was from Belgiuma nd Switzerland. Well we learn something new everyday

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