Gingerbread World is the home of Lebkuchen Schmidt Canada - the place to buy the scrumptious pastries and cookies made in the famous Schmidt bakeries in Nuremberg Germany.
Lebkuchen is a special German Christmas tradition - soft, chewy gingerbread-like cookies made only for the Holiday Season from closely guarded recipes that have been passed down through centuries. (read more about Lebkuchen by clicking here).
For over 25 years Gingerbread World has brought these special Christmas treats to Canada. And we look forward to unveiling the all-new 2017 Christmas Collection in late August.
Only one shipment of Lebkuchen arrives in Canada from Nuremberg in late October and packages are shipped to customers and their friends and family all over North America. Old customers start their shopping early and orders start coming in in August. And when the cookies are all sold that's all there is until the next Holiday Season.
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Part of the Lebkuchen tradition is to buy these pastries in beautifully illustrated and embossed metal chests and tins. And each year Lebkuchen Schmidt creates an entirely new Collection. There is a large archive of beautiful chests and tins collected by customers over the years.
Some of our favorites from this past year have been the Janosch Chest (click here to read more about this Chest), the Advertising Column and, of course, the Festive Chest - the most sought after Chest in the Collection. Read about the illustration on the 2017 Chest here
The Exclusive Gingerbread World Gift Chests have been incredibly well received by our customers - our corporate customers looking for something special for their clients and employees and customers looking to delight friends and family. In addition to the Lebkuchen and German pastries in these chests we add European Confections and for 2018 we've added a special ornament to our premium Christmas Market Chest (but we won't tell you what it is until we re-open for the Holidays in August!).
In 2017 we added Gluten Free Lebkuchen to our Collection and our GF customers have told us they are very impressed with the quality and taste of these nut-filled cookies. I am excited to visit the bakery - Fraunholz - in the old city of Nuremberg this summer and see their baking in action!
We are so excited to unveil the new Collection of Lebkuchen Schmidt Chests, Tins and Boxes this Holiday Season. August 23 is the big day - leave us your email and we'll let you know when the new items are available for Pre-Order.