When Jake first started visiting Germany well before I ever knew him, he developed a child-like love for Haribo Gummi Bears. He always says that they contain gelatin so they are good for arthritis. I’m not really sure that is true, but he can argue from a scientific perspective all day long. In general when I eat them my joints don’t hurt as much… But then again, I’m alot happier when I eat them. So who really knows their effectiveness as a cure for that old age ailment. One thing is for certain, they are darn good.
When we visited Hamburg for the first time, we actually found the “Gummi Bear Tree Store”. I loved it. It’s called Baeren Treff. I bought about 15 lbs of “bears” on that first trip to Germany. Every time we have been back, I have done the same. We used to have them for desert as treats when we would have parties at our house. Everyone loved them. We have quite a few German Ex-pat friends here in the Detroit area and they are even kind enough to stash an extra bag or two in their luggage upon returning from visiting their families. However, I think it’s been about 4 years since I’ve had a bag of Erdbeer-Milchshakes… My favorite gummies are the Strawberry Milkshakes. They have cream on the bottom half and strawberry on the top, and they are poured into little milkshake glass moulds. Super cute and fun.
I’m looking forward to seeing if I can find some of the Baeren Treff Gummies while we are in Germany on the Baltic Sea.