when in america, i tend to eat exclusively holiday candy (think reese’s hearts, reese’s pumpkins, reese’s eggs – the peanut butter: chocolate ratio is juuuust right.)
but once i moved to the alps and realized what chocolate is, i discovered the following:
it takes me about five minutes to finish a box of these (and this girl can attest to that):
you can find kinder bueno bars at any german/austrian train station vending machine, which means i’ve eaten hundreds of them by now:
milka bars come in loads of different flavors and i think i tried every flavor twice during my semester in salzburg (which probably explains the 20 lbs. i gained during those 6 months):
these ritter bars come in a variety of flavors as well and some are seasonal, which obviously means you have to eat as many as you can as often as you can lest they disappear off the shelves too soon.
this kinder bar is the most generic in taste and therefore the most reminiscent of american chocolate. that being said, if you’re looking for a gateway german-chocolate-drug, this is the one i’d recommend. but do be careful, because before you know it, you’ll be eating these things by the boxful at lunch. especially if they’re sold within walking distance of your school…..
* i know some of these products are available in the united states, but unless it’s a store specializing in international delicacies, i guarantee you the selection just won’t compare.