Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:19 am.

What's the best German candy? We ordered in 7 brands of candy from Germany and did a blind taste test! Yes, Germany is famous for its chocolate . . . but we found several other fun treats. Here are the ones we'd recommend.

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The Best German Candy: Our Taste Test Winners!

Sure, Belgium and Switzerland may be more famous for their chocolate, but you can’t count out Germany when it comes to the best candy. 

Gummy bears from Heribo are super popular in Germany and they made our list of the best German candies. Yes, they taste a bit different than gummy bears often sold in North America (which are less chewy) . . . but we loved them.

And we loved the quirky packaging of German candy—including this top pick . . . yes, they are called Chocolate Cat Tongues! Here are the details and the rest of our top picks for German candy:

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Best Chocolate German Candy

Great gift for cat lover
Yes, these are milk chocolate ovals shaped like a cat's tongue—and they are delicious! Great nostalgic treat. Made in Berlin.
$4.19 ($1.20 / Ounce)

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Best Chewy German Candy

Super soft texture
Loved these soft candies, which are similar in flavor to a lemon Starburst. Chewy but not sticky. FYI: These are not vegan friendly, as animal-based gelatin is an ingredient.
$22.30 ($0.11 / Count)

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Best Gummy German Candy

12 different flavors
Yes, these are gummy bears—but different from those sold in the US (these are more chewy). We liked the cherry flavor best, but some thought the funky flavors (sour French Fries) were a hit as well.

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Best Fruit German Candy

Loved the texture, flavors
Super yummy, we liked these fruit candies with flavors like maracuja (passion fruit) and grapefruit. Authentic but not vegan friendly (they are made with animal-sourced gelatin).
$7.80 ($0.74 / Ounce)

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