© Clarini / fotolia.com

© Clarini / fotolia.com

Year in, year out…

Autumn confectionery can be rather moreish

Christmas confectionery not until the first Sunday in Advent

Differences in composition and packaging

For Germany’s gingerbread and chocolate manufacturers the autumn months are a highly lucrative season, second only to the pre-Christmas period. Photo: Bahlsen Christmas Mix, 500g. © Bahlsen GmbH & Co.

For Germany’s gingerbread and chocolate manufacturers the autumn months are a highly lucrative season, second only to the pre-Christmas period. Photo: Bahlsen Christmas Mix, 500g. © Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG

Printing processes for seasonal themes

Before the actual pre-Christmas period, Germany’s popular Christmas classics are clothed in autumn themes and sold officially as “autumn confectionery”. Photo: Bahlsen cinnamon stars, 100g. © Bahlsen

Before the actual pre-Christmas period, Germany’s popular Christmas classics are clothed in autumn themes and sold officially as “autumn confectionery”. Photo: Bahlsen cinnamon stars, 100g. © Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG

From early September the special highlights on Germany’s supermarket shelves are ginger biscuits, cinnamon stars and vanilla crescents. Photo: ‘We used to wait *all year*'.

From early September the special highlights on Germany’s supermarket shelves are ginger biscuits, cinnamon stars and vanilla crescents. Photo: ‘We used to wait *all year*'. © Nicki Dugan Pogue / Flickr.com

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