Let’s Get Refreshed!

First off, we are all well and we are still here! It’s been quite a time since we posted last, but we hope to change that! We’ve had a lot of changes and projects going on over here and it’s now time to settle down a bit and come back to why we are here in the first place! To share the love of gourmet products and food your way! So let’s get REFRESHED and start this journey where we left off!

Secondly, stay tuned… soon we will have someone else helping out here with some blog posts and such! We can’t wait to keep up with everyone again and sharing what we love most – ALL THINGS GOURMET!

So without further ado, how about I share a little recipe today? The weather here in Michigan is HOT HOT HOT… like, we had winter winter cold cold and then SNAP, maybe 24 hours of spring and then we have been slapped with hot summer-like days in the face, literally! Earlier this week the car thermometer read 97°F as the outdoor temp! I don’t mind the heat, but someone please take the humidity!

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Now… time to get refreshed with all this heat and humidity! WE LOVE our Hero Nectar, and there is no better time to get refreshed with all natural ingredients than now in this heat!

Peach Hero Nectar Summer Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Peach Hero Nectar
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 2 cups peach flavored sparkling water

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a large glass pitcher. Place ice and fresh raspberries in a glass. Pour mixture over ice and raspberries! ENJOY! 

You can totally mix and match this recipe up and add your own flavor and twists – that’s the beauty of these recipes! AND… if you get a chance to make this recipe, please do share with us! We’d love to see your pictures or your concoctions! And tell us what you put in your recipe!

Travels Through and Near Nüremberg.

While I wished I was along to take these photos, the photos throughout this post for today come from Monica, our Vice President at Gourmet International. As our team was traveling to Germany for the Anuga trade show in Cologne, they also happened to stop at the Wicklein Store in Nüremberg and at Riegelein in nearby Cadolzburg.

From one of my earlier posts, we shared that the famous German gingerbread or traditional Lebkuchen, as it is called, made by Wicklein, has arrived to the warehouse for holiday orders. The team stopped into the “Die Lubküchnerei”, the Lebkuchen Bakery. Here, one can enjoy the scent of festive spices and the fresh aroma of coffee with a tasty pastry. If visiting, and you want to learn how to bake Lebkuchen, they offer workshops! How cool is that! You get to learn how to prepare and bake Lebkuchen, take them home with you and more! Check out the website for more information. It is something you would have to plan and book ahead of time, so be sure to sign up in advance!

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Another stop on their travels in Germany, the team stopped at Riegelein to check out the chocolate shop and watch chocolate makers performing their work at “Chocothek“. Riegelein is known all across Europe and across the globe for its German chocolate products. They make wonderful chocolate figurines for every holiday: Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day – even New Year’s Day – and MORE! Riegelein is a family-owned company, started by baker and confectionery master Hans Riegelein and his wife Gerda back in 1953. The company, in 1998, has now passed down to the reigns to Peter Riegelein, marking the second generation running the traditional family-owned company. I don’t know about you, but looking at all those figures on display in the photos below are making me crave some delectable chocolate!

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Growing up, I recall my mom buying Riegelein chocolates during the holidays, most notably, Christmas time. The Christmas figures are what I recall from my youth, being stuffed inside my stocking or maybe mom had (or even still does!) put a little tray of mini Santas or St. Nicholas’ out on Christmas Eve for us to nibble nibble on! And I am quite sure it was a Riegelein Advent Calendar that my brothers and I were always eager to open every day leading up to Christmas! Now, who thinks that next time I should tag along…? Nibble hint, nibble hint!? (Tee hee!)

184th Oktoberfest is in Full Effect!

It is September, but why is Oktoberfest already in full swing in Munich? Historically, the very first Oktoberfest began in 1810. Oktoberfest began as an event honoring Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Scachsen-Hildburghausen. Oktoberfest began on October 12, 1810 and the final day was October 17, ending with a horse race. As more and more visitors came to Germany to celebrate, eventually the dates shifted to a September start for better weather and warmer nights to enjoy festivities.

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The 184th Oktoberfest began this year on September 16 and will end on October 3. From tapping the first beer barrel to big brass concerts and parades, lots of fun is had during Oktoberfest! This year (2017), an official estimate for opening weekend at Oktoberfest was 600,000 people! We, at Gourmet International, celebrate Oktoberfest every year and offer a variety of products that can be enjoyed during this festive time of year! Prost!

*Information about Oktoberfest posted above can be referred from here.

Starting a Crumb Trail…

We are getting our crumb trail ready for you to follow along with us as we explore the wonderful world of gourmet food, beverages, candies and chocolates! Currently, staff in our warehouse are busy with holiday favorites arriving to the warehouse. We plan to bring you along our adventures as our team travels to food shows, we want to share recipes with you and we are wanting to share the world of the products we love to you! We also want to share who we are, how we got here and have you join us on our journey as we continue to grow! So as we gear up to share our love of gourmet and specialty food with you, don’t mind our crumb trail… that’s for you to follow us along so you don’t get lost along the way! There might be something delicious hiding around the corner that you are not expecting! Nibble nibble!

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Welcome to Gourmet Nibbles.

We are excited to be bringing you the latest information, updates, discussion, products and more from Gourmet International!

  • We want to connect with YOU!
  • We want to hear from YOU!
  • We want to share our company with YOU!
  • We want to share our love of gourmet foods, beverages, candies and chocolates with YOU!

Stay tuned… we are gearing up to start “spreading the jam on the toast”!
Welcome aboard our gourmet journey!