I came home from dinner and as usual, immediately changed into my cozy clothes. When I went into the master to get my slippers, I found the bed like this.
I don’t remember only halfway making the bed this morning. Huh.
Lunch was an Italian Caprese sandwich from the Eifel Grind.
We were planning to go castle chasing again today, but unfortunately, a Stau (traffic jam) on the autobahn altered our course of action. It took us at least 30 minutes to travel 300 meters, so I ausfahrted at the next ausfahrt and we decided to go shopping and out for dinner instead since time was already ticking.
I took Dani to Edeka, a German grocery store. It’s not much different from a Kroger or Fareway, except that everything is mostly in German (duh) and their yogurt, bread, meat, cheese, beer, and wine selection detract from the cereal aisle. And they sell real Russia and Polish vodka. Let’s just say I’m addicted to shopping there.
Dani was in the market for traditional German candy so I hooked her up with some of my favorites and then got a few new-to-me treats, as well.
You may have heard of Kinder Eggs. They are all the rage and I decided I should probably try one for myself. The two-tone chocolate make them incredibly sweet but it comes with a little toy inside. I was thinking they’d be fun to send home for Easter, but then I found this article. Apparently, because they have a “non-nutritive object embedded in it,” they are banned in the US and you cannot import them. 25,000 eggs in 1700 incidences were confiscated in a year. If you ask me, that indicates that someone is doing some serious Kinder Egg smuggling…those are some bad eggs!
Sorry friends and family, I guess you will just have to come visit me in Germany to get your own Kinder Egg.
The gummis are delicious.
Have you ever heard of Mon Cheri made by Ferrero? I saw them all over the candy aisle and based on the picture on the package, we assumed they were just chocolate covered cherries. I love chocolate covered cherries. That’s why I bought some.
Never ever assume anything.
Oh, well they were chocolate covered cherries alright. But they were bloody awful. I spat it out (Dani captured this picture) and am about to give the rest to the landfill.
If only I had read the back of the container before buying them, I would have seen “Likör-kirsch-pralinen.” And the first three ingredients: 48.5% halbitterschokolade, 18% kirsche, 13% Likör…
For the record, chocolate covered liquor soaked cherries are not delish. The funny thing is, they were all over the store and next to the children’s candy. Do they really give these to their kids?! And, um, do people really like to eat these?!
After our candy run we went to the truck stop for dinner.
Check back later for a castle post! 🙂