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Buying German foods outside of Germany –

I’m always looking for places that will deliver German products to my door.  I first discovered Germanshop24 in 2009. I had been looking for Mon Cheri, which was oddly difficult to find. But Germanshop24 had that and lots more. I ended up ordering several boxes of Mon Cheri and added on some Kinder Schokolade and Haribo goodies for my family, some Vanillezucker, and a few Maggi products. At that time, delivery took a few weeks, and I waited impatiently for my package to arrive. However, the business has been growing and expanding over the past few years, and Germanshop24 now has a distribution center in California. Delivery time to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada is now only 3 to 5 work days. If you just happen to live in the vicinity of Sacramento, where the warehouse is located, you can opt for local pick-up at checkout.


A glimpse of the Sacramento distribution center

I continue to get my chocolate-cherry-liqueur-goodness fix through Germanshop24 each year when Mon Cheri becomes seasonally available again. Back when I first found the website, its amateurish appearance and the sometimes awkward English made me question whether it was a legitimate business. So I e-mailed using the contact information to get a feel for what was behind the site. The person who replied was very genuine and helpful, an experience that is consistent with every shopping experience I’ve had with Germanshop24 since. The customer service is responsive, communication is quick, and the process from ordering to delivery is transparent.

To see what the site currently offers, you can download their current catalog (which is regularly updated), browse the site (which you can navigate by category), or use the search feature. The inventory always includes some non-food products like body lotions and stuffed animals, and seasonal items like St. Martin’s Day lanterns and Christmas pyramids and ornaments, incense smokers, and music boxes. Right now there is also a decent assortment of Christmas chocolates, cookies and cookie mixes, stollen, and seasonal Haribo candy.

Germanshop24 seems to cater to North America, but they will also deliver to Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Cuba, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Phillipines, the Russian Federation, South Afrika, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and anywhere within Europe. Payment is accepted via PayPal. Shipping costs can be steep. But the items are reasonably priced and they also regularly offer percentage-off discounts. Check the site or subscribe to its newsletter to get current codes regularly.

Have you ever used Germanshop24? What were your experiences? Have you had positive experiences with other sites that deliver German products internationally? Share them below!


Another glimpse of the Sacramento distribution center

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2 comments on “Buying German foods outside of Germany –
  1. Eva Holloway says:

    interested in buying German products I can not find in Houston, TX

  2. Crystal funk says:

    Love German candy but can’t find it

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