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Lebkuchen of the Year for 2016 - Cashew Chocolate Dream
Each year Lebkuchen Schmidt presents its Lebkuchen of the Year. For 2016 the new recipe is a nut and chocolate lover’s fantasy: Chocolate Cashew Dream (in German “Cashew-Schoko-Traum”)! Lots of finely ground almonds and cashews inside with crunchy hazelnut chunks on top…all smothered in milk chocolate.
Cashews are my all-time favorite nut. I love the mild and rich taste. I was fascinated to see cashews in Costa Rica when we were travelling as a family – I
had no idea they grew on trees (pretty big trees) and that the fruit – or apple – is a beautiful, colorful part of the process. In fact, in some cases cashews are referred to as fruits not nuts. Among the many health benefits of eating cashews my favorites are:
- Cashews are high in fiber/low in fat
- They help lower your "bad" cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
- Cashews contain antioxidants that help to strengthen the immune system
- They contains very high levels of vitamin C
The Lebkuchen of the Year is always Elisen Lebkuchen – premium Lebkuchen because of its high nut oil content. Elisen Lebkuchen were named after a Lebküchner's daughter and have been the masterpieces of the Lebkuchen Guild since 1808.
The 2016 Lebkuchen of the Year was so popular that the Cashew Chocolate Dream Lebkuchen is still included in some of the chests and parcels now in 2021. Find it in:
Oblaten Favourites #50143
Nothing But Lebkuchen #50136
NEW for 2021 - Chocolate Lover Parcel #50189
Baked Apple Elisen Lebkuchen was the 2014 Lebkuchen of the Year - infused with baked apple for a soft, wonderfully aromatic and tasty treat this was one of my personal favorites. This scrumptious Elisen is still included in parcels and is available in 2021 in four different packages - Choice Selection #50131, Elisen Favourites #50139, Gift Cube #50164 and the perennial best-seller Collection of Lebkuchens of the Year #50296.
Black Elise introduced in 2013 is Elisen Lebkuchen with 28% nuts and almonds and cocoa powder in the dough and the whole cookie smothered in dark chocolate glaze. This was a huge hit and many customers ask for this special cookie each year. Fortunately Schmidt has continued this recipe and the Black Elise may be found in six different packages. On the left side of the Lebkuchen Collection pages use the check boxes to narrow down the options to find your priorities.
Hope you enjoying trying some new tastes this Christmas Season. We would love to hear what you think of the Chocolate Cashew Dream Lebkuchen and other new items in our Christmas Collection. Comment below or add your reviews to the product pages.
Cheers! Tamara, Owner @ Gingerbread World