Note: Our 2012 lebkuchen season has officially ended -- stay
tuned for new updates!
This premium gingerbread has been a specialty of the Bavarian
town of Nuremberg (follow our guided tour here
) – a former
crossroads for historic trading and spice routes – ever since
Franconian monks invented lebkuchen in the Middle Ages.
Distinguished by its high-quality ingredients (almond and
hazelnut flours, marzipan, candied citron and orange peel),
minimal (less than 10%) flour content, and edible "oblaten"
wafer bottom (which has its roots in the communion wafer), this
type of gingerbread is widely regarded as the finest in the world.
We spent over a year developing our recipe and baking
technique in Germany, creating a proprietary blend of 9 different
spices to make this moist, dense, and chewy treat. Available in
two authentic varieties: Classic (covered with a sugar glaze) and
Chocolate (enrobed in a dark chocolate). Select 'Assorted' if you
can't decide -- it's our most popular option! Every lebkuchen is
made by hand in NYC and has a shelf life of up to 6-8 weeks
without artificial preservatives. This tin design features a seven-
sided star, a motif common in German holiday displays. Tin
contains 5 lebkuchen. Net weight 1 lb (453g).