What is Lebkuchen? It is German gingerbread...but unlike the hard gingerbread we know in North America, Lebkuchen is soft and moist, made with nuts, honey and an array of exotic spices. Lebkuchen is famously made in the city of Nuremberg in Germany where the bakeries use centuries-old recipes to create the cookies, loaves and bars. Lots more details about Lebkuchen here.
Why are so many items sold out? We import only one large shipment of Lebkuchen from Germany each year (although this year we had to fly in more because things were selling so fast). Our customers start to pre-order the Lebkuchen chests and packages they want in August, September and October so that when the cookies arrive fresh from Nuremberg in late October their favourites are reserved for them.