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Global Christmas Treats & Traditions

GERMAN SWEETS

From delicate marzipan candies to decadent cakes and chocolates, German desserts bring an enchanting finish to any holiday dinner.

Stollen
Mouthwatering and rich, our authentic Stollen, a softer, cake-like cousin to gingerbread, is best enjoyed with dark coffee or a cup of hot tea.

Sacher Torte
With sweet apricot filling inside, this rich dark chocolate cake is coated with a chocolate ganache.

Advent Calendars
Filled with luscious German chocolates, our advent calendars let you count down to Christmas Eve in sweet anticipation.

Marzipan
Browse our selection of beautifully crafted marzipan morsels and you'll see why we're the number one destination for this delectable almond confection.

Spekulatius
Also known as "Speculoos" or "Speculaas," these shortcrust biscuits featuring fragrant, seasonal spices are a favorite during the annual feast of St. Nicholas.

ITALIAN DELIGHTS

In Italy, recipes are lovingly passed down through the generations, and Italian holiday desserts often showcase candied fruit, fragrant spices and nuts from the harvest season.

Panettone
A dessert-bread originally from Milan, now enjoyed around the globe during the Christmas season, panettone is traditionally filled with candied fruits and often paired with sparkling wine.

Panforte
Panforte, called "strong bread" because of its deep spice flavors, hails from the Tuscany region of Italy and once was used as a form of payment to nuns and monks during the 13th century.

Pandoro
The star-shaped Pandoro is another favorite Italian dessert, and with its dusting of sugar, resembles Italy's mountainous, snow-covered Alps.

Nougat
Traditionally made of honey, whipped egg whites, hazelnuts and almonds, Italian nougat makes the perfect holiday dessert and is enjoyed the world-over.

U.K. FAVORITES

When the weather outside is frightful, our U.K. treats are so delightful! Our brilliant selection of desserts from across the pond will set your mouth watering.

Mincemeat Tarts
A medieval tradition, mincemeat was historically filled with meat, but now this U.K. holiday favorite is typically filled with sweet fruits and warm spices.

Dessert Pudding
Our ready-made puddings bring the traditional taste of these crowd-pleasers into your home for Christmas Eve and beyond, without the time or the mess.

Christmas Crackers
Typically filled with candy, small toys and surprises, the log-shaped Christmas cracker was inspired by a crackling fireplace and pops open with a bang!

Fruitcake
The ever-popular fruitcake has come a long way since the 18th century when it was outlawed for being too rich. Today, it’s a holiday classic.

NORTHERN EUROPEAN EATS

Discover the flavors and age-old traditions of Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands, where spices were historically hard to come by and kept as a special indulgence for the holidays.

Nyakers Pepparkakor or Gingersnaps
Nyakers from Sweden are sweetly-spiced ginger cookies made from a secret family recipe based on the traditional preparation.

Pfeffernusse
Delicious treats such as Pfeffernusse, or "pepper nut" biscuits, and Speculoos, shortcrust biscuits baked for St. Nicholas' feast, feature fragrant, seasonal spices.

Glogg
Add Glogg, a spiced mulled wine mix and holiday favorite in chilly climates, to heated wine or boiling water for a comforting taste of the Christmas season.

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