A good way to find out what flavors make up a cuisine is by looking at it’s snacks. When you look into Japan’s grocery stores you find a lot of our favorite treats like KitKat or Oreos in a green tea edition.
When you come to Germany, however, sweets usually contain either nuts or chocolate. With hazelnuts being the dominant nuts used. We love everything that remotely resembles the taste of Nutella.
Also, when it comes to salty snacks, the flavors know no boundaries. A very famous party favorite is the “Erdnuss-Flips”, a peanut-flavored potato chip that comes close to cheetos consistency-wise. Some other salty snacks I’ve found include flavors such as ketchup and mayonnaise, Bacon or Currywurst, a traditional Berlin dish.
One last item, I’d like to talk to you about is a processed cake called “Milka Tender”. It’s essentially a biscuit roll with a milk cream covered in milk chocolate by one of Germany’s most famous chocolate brand Milka.