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Anatomy of a Festive Chest 2016

Posted by Tamara Roehr on

Last Christmas Season we published a similar article outlining what each of the items in the photograph of the Festive Chest is. We got lots of good feedback on that article so we thought we'd do it again for 2016.

The Festive Chest is always Lebkuchen Schmidt's largest Chest and it is always packed chockful of Lebkuchen and pastries. The contents change a little bit from year to year and the beautiful illustration on the Chest is new every year (read about this year's illustration on our Blog).

Gingerbread World Blog - Anatomy of the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2016

The Festive Chest 2016 includes 13 types of Lebkuchen and traditional German pastries. Here's the rundown:

Gingerbread World Lebkuchen Schmidt Canada - Lebkuchen of the Year 2016 - Cashew Chocolate DreamThe 2016 Lebkuchen of the Year - Cashew Chocolate Dream - read our Blog article about this new recipe by Schmidt.

Gingerbread World Blog - Anatomy of the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2016Premium Kaiser-Elisen-Lebkuchen - the highest quality of Lebkuchen because of the high nut oil content.

Gingerbread World Blog - Anatomy of the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2016Premium chocolate Elisen Duo - New last year to the Lebkuchen Schmidt offering, Two rectangular Elisen Lebkuchen coated in dark chocolate. 

Gingerbread World Blog - Anatomy of the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2016Premium Elisen-Lebkuchen assorted bars - One of my favorites because they come in a compact box that I can inconspicuously pull out of my bag at a coffee shop and enjoy with my coffee! Elisen Lebkuchen has a higher nut oil content and the package contains both glazed and chocolate cookies.

Gingerbread World Blog - Anatomy of the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2016White Lebkuchen decorated with almonds - white gingerbread in a rectangular shape decorated with almonds.
Gingerbread World Lebkuchen Schmidt Canada - Festive Tin 2016
The Festive Tin 2016 filled with assorted choice Lebkuchen - a particulary handsome Tin this year filled with large, round Glazed and Chocolate Lebkuchen.

Gingerbread World Lebkuchen Schmidt Canada - Blog - Fairy Tale House with Lebkuchen Herz or HeartsFairytale House filled with chocolate coated Lebkuchen hearts and a fairytale - a cute little cardboard house filled with chocolate covered Lebkuchen Hearts (personal favorite!) with a little jam in the middle. 

Nuremberg Christstollen - Stollen is a dense loaf of yeast cake (or bread) filled with dried fruit and nuts. A very popular traditional German Christmas pastry and good for sharing.

Gingerbread World Blog - Lebkuchen Schmidt Canada Festive Chest Item #50406Spicy Speculatius Biscuits - Another personal favorite! Spicy, crunchy cookies that are made in a mold and take on the details of the illustration in the mold. Often times claimed by Scandinavians, these are popular all over Europe. Kids seem to really love these - my kids eat them by the box!

Gingerbread World Blog - Lebkuchen Schmidt Canada Festive Chest Item #50406Dürer Bread with milk chocolate base - Lebkuchen Schmidt introduced these biscuits last year and they were a hit! Sweet yummy cookie with a rich milk chocolate base.

Gingerbread World Blog - Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive chestNuremberg Cinnamon Stars - A chewy little cookie made with hazelnuts and almonds, a little lemon peel and, of course, cinnamon.

Gingerbread World Blog - Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive ChestNuremberg Butter Biscuits - We all know that butter makes things better and it definitely did with these Christmas shaped cookies.

Gingerbread World Blog - Festive Chest Lebkuchen SchmidtNuremberg Vanilla Crescents - We love these so much we write a whole Blog article just about them - read it here.

Gingerbread World Blog - Anatomy of the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2016And a special gift inside the 2016 Festive Chest is the decorative metal plaque with an illustration of the Lebküchner - the Lebkuchen baker - taking a break outside his shop watching two young boys drooling over the many sweets and pastries in the window!

So much good stuff inside the Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest. Order yours for Christmas - or have it sent on your behalf to friends and family anywhere in the world.

Best of the Season to you!

Tamara
Owner @ Gingerbread World


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