|Fact: Germans love sun and sand|
It's no surprise that the prospect of "Fun in the Sun" is just too tempting for Germans to resist. Many will head to Italy or Spain, but those with the means to do so will pack their bags and try to spend as many weeks as possible as in the legendary "sunshine state" of Florida. It is not unheard of for some Germans to buy or rent a home or condo and spend every bit of six months as temporary Floridians, heading back to Germany only when their tourist visas reach their expiration dates. By then it is usually summer in Germany, at last.
The thing about Germans is, they want it ALL. Fun, sun, and...German food. Huh? Did I just say "German food"? READ AN ARTICLE about Germans in Florida Sun Magazine.
That's right; when the thrill of American fast food is gone and super-expensive American steak or seafood restaurants have lost their luster, Germans find themselves craving real German Jacobs, Tchibo, Eduscho, or Dallmayr Kaffee. Their teeth want to bite into a firm piece of Roggenkruste or a crunchy-crusted Brötchen with real German Butter or Käse. Their palates demand Kartoffelpuffer or Spätzle.
|Fact: Germans love to entertain|
That's where it gets tricky. Where does a German in America get German groceries? Occasionally they'll find the odd German product in the gourmet or "ethnic" section of a local supermarket. If they find a decent local German-themed restaurant, they might locate a shelf or two of German food items, but generally it's a meager selection, at best.
The good news is GermanDeli.com has been around for the last 14 years serving those lusting for goodies from the Heimatland. FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm one of the owners. And I am such a proud owner. Why? Well, because we really do have the best selection of German, Austrian, and Swiss food in the USA. We have on average 3,500 products in stock in the summer and almost 5,000 products October - December. And we really do know how to ship chocolate and meat in the middle of a hot summer from hot Texas to hot Florida or anywhere there is a heatwave. And our customer service is top notch!
Oh, and we have the best slogan in the business: "It's not about the food; It's about the memories." Just ask any German who has been away from Germany for more than a week or two and I bet they will agree.