Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Berlin in Five Minutes - SWEET!


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Dear You, 
You came over by aeroplane to Berlin. You are in a hurry, maybe you have to attend a conference - so there is not much time for sight-seeing?
Here is my sweet solution!
In 1918 the family "Wilhelm Rausch jun." started to produce chocolate for their "Private-Confiserie". .  Just follow your nose - the scent of chocolate - and lots of people - hurry to the Gendarmen-Markt in Berlin Mitte. Open the door to the biggest chocolate shop paradise of the world.
And here you can see (almost) all important buildings in five minutes -  created in chocolate!

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche:  

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The Reichstag:  

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 The Berlin TV Tower: 

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The Brandenburger Tor:  

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But be careful and don't overeat, 

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though you might be tempted (this is only a little snippet of the truffle section): 

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The results of too much indulgence you see here - the Berliner Bär could not resist! 

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“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain..."  






19 comments:

  1. My daughter just brought me chokolad with salt and caramel from Germany.

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  2. And did you like the taste, Yael? I do - if it is not too salty - as I also enjoy sweet&sour food, or salty -like potato pancakes - with applesauce.

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  3. STRANGE - the photos look rather dark here on the blog (in my computer they are much lighter).

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    1. Of ourse your photos look rather dark, Britta; it's dark chocolate you've photographed! ;)
      Greetings Maria xx

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    2. Oh, now that you tell me, Maria: when I tested that dark, dark truffle it seemed to melt a bit, and then my sticky fingers might have smudged the lens of the camera :-)
      Greetings, Britta xxx

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  4. The chocolate is beautiful! Truffles are my favorite!

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    1. And the 'sculptures' are huge, Joanne - look at the truffles in the basket - and the people in the background...

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  5. Dear Britta - I tend to caste my eyes in their direction, sniff the aromas, but then walk on by. I never buy chocolate for myself, but graciously accept it if given as a gift.

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    1. I can understand that, Rosemary - in that way it remains a "treat", otherwise it might become casual.
      I eat only very dark chocolate (nowadays mostly 80%, sometimes 70% )- but of that each day in the morning one piece. So I never feel "hungry" for chocolate.

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  6. How on earth would a person ever be able to leave such a delightful place? My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. I would be drooling all over myself if I were there in person. That Bear of Very Little Brain doesn't look like he has very little of anything.

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    1. Dear Emma, it is a temptation - they also have a café on top with heavenly chocolate cakes. But I can resist - just look, and walk by. If I'd enter I would be lost.

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  7. Dear Brigitta, you brighten my day here. I dream of a world in which all public buildings are made of chocolate --a happier world!

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    1. Thank you Geo., I'm ever so happy to see you here!
      If the buildings were made of chocolate - delicious! - but everywhere those signs (in the shop) reading "Do not touch!" would unnerve me :-)

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  8. Oh my goodness! All of that chocolate... but only to LOOK at, not to eat. Such sweet temptation. They must keep that paradise fairly cool so none of it melts. (I hope the air conditioner never goes out!)

    In north Georgia, we have a Bavarian-based town named Helen. They have a wonderful chocolate shop there, too, but it isn't nearly as grand as the one you have there. (And NOW, I want a piece of German chocolate cake...) (Oh well... guess I'll have to settle for apple pie.)

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  9. Apple pie is very delicious too, Susan!
    Though today I had a very fine piece of chocolate&sour-cherries&meringues-cake ... in the Literary Coffeehouse - lovely...
    Your comment made me think of the movie "Chocolat" - and as I have it on DVD, I will watch it again.

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  10. I am not a fan of chocolate and absolutely hate dark chocolate but the models were very good and interesting to see.

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    1. I often hear that people don't like dark chocolate - but not liking any chocolate at all? I find chocolate quite invigorating (brings blood pressure up). And yes: they must be very good confectioners to create a building like the Gedächtniskirche (maybe you would like the wafers?)

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  11. A someone who fancies themselves a chocolate connoisseur, I am adding this to my bucket list :)

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    1. It will be worthwhile - they have all sorts of chocolate (though I prefer Valrhona :-)

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