The Lebkuchen-Schmidt-Festive Chest 2008

Click to link

 

 

The traditional German Lebkuchen is baked normally with certain quality requirements set by the German Bakery Association and the following terms may be used. 

  • German Lebkuchen

  • Oblaten Lebkuchen

  • Elisen Lebkuchen

  • Kaiser Lebkuchen (not to be confused with "Kaiserlein")

Essentially it is the 'nut content' in the Lebkuchen that  determines the quality and the price of the Lebkuchen.  The higher the 'nut content', the better the quality and the higher the price of the product. 

 

If you would like to read up on what Wikipedia has on file for this particular item, please click on the Lebkuchen image.  Don't forget to return to this site.

We have maintained details from the 2007 season for you to compare 2008 prices and contents with our offerings of the 2007 season. Keep in mind, item numbers will change, but usually the major description of the products remain largely the same. For example, the Festive Chest in 2007 had the item number 50407. In 2008, Lebkuchen-Schmidt simply changed the item number to 50408. The contents are not necessary the same. Schmidt changes contents for pricing and marketing reason and we are not privy to their reasoning.  All we can do is report what Lebkuchen-Schmidt tells us as to the contents of the Festive Chest in 2008.  We sell exactly what Lebkuchen-Schmidt advertises and sells.

We have encountered the Lebkuchen-Schmidt in 2007 with a different item number and different contents. Several importers buy the product from Lebkuchen-Schmidt in Germany and have the contents changed according to their own wishes. This is frequently done for pricing reasons and you will receive either less in quantity or less in weight.

click to enlarge

Item No. SM50407-07
The Festive Chest 2007
Die Festtags-Truhe 2007

Lebkuchen-Schmidt's most magnificent chest whose value is recognized at first glance. Its size, the style of its design and the contents are on a very high level. The Christmas present for your very special friends!

The wonderful motif on this decorative chest portrays the traditional medieval Nuremberg Central Market from days gone by with its noble and nostalgic pictures. Further enhancing this excitement is when one releases its elegant lid to reveal generous, exquisite and scrumptious traditional delicacies for your enjoyment.

Contents:
14 types of specialty biscuits, total net: 3,100 g (6.83 lbs) and 1 color print

Details:
? Premium Elisen-Lebkuchen, chocolate coated, 250 g
? Premium Elisen-Lebkuchen, iced, 250 g
? Premium Mini-Elisen Lebkuchen assorted 175 g
? Premium Elisen-Lebkuchen bars, assorted, 125 g
? Premium Elisen-Lebkuchen bars, chocolate coated, 125 g
? Festive Tin 2007, filled with assorted Lebkuchen, 300 g
? Chocolate Lebkuchen duet, 2 packages a 150 g
? Chocolate coated Lebkuchen, 250 g
? White Lebkuchen, decorated with almonds, 200 g
? Fairytale House, filled with chocolate coated Lebkuchen hearts, 150 g and a fairytale
? Spicy Speculatius biscuits, 125 g
? Nuremberg Christstollen, 500 g
? Nuremberg honey biscuits, 150 g
? Nuremberg chocolate fruit cookies, 200 g
? 1 color print

Material:
Printed tin plate, attractively embossed
Size: 42 x 30 x 17 cm
Total Shipping weight: 5.40 kg/11.9 lbs
Imported from Germany
 

click to enlarge

Item No. SM50408
The Festive Chest 2008

Die Festtags-Truhe 2008


The proud Emperor?s Castle ascends majestically over medieval Nuremberg and offers the city?s citizens a safe retreat and reliable protection. However, for you this superior Festive Chest offers the absolutely greatest delight for sure - both optically and in terms of culinary pleasures.

Contents:
14 types of specialty biscuits, total net: 3130 g (6.86 lbs)

? NEW: Premium Kaiser-Elisen-Lebkuchen, chocolate coated, made of flourless dough, 340 g
? Premium Elisen-Lebkuchen bars, assorted, 125 g
? Premium Mini-Elisen Lebkuchen, assorted, 175 g
? Choice Chocolate Lebkuchen duet, 150 g
? Sugar iced Lebkuchen, 250 g
? Choice chocolate coated Lebkuchen, 250 g
? Kaiserlein Lebkuchen, 215 g
? Nuremberg Christstollen, 500 g
? Nuremberg chocolate fruit cookies, 200 g
? Nuremberg honey biscuits, 150 g
? Spicy Speculatius biscuits, 125 g
? White Lebkuchen, decorated with almonds, 200 g
? Fairytale House, filled with chocolate coated Lebkuchen hearts, 150 g, and a fairytale
? Festive Tin 2008, filled with assorted Lebkuchen, 300 g
? 1 color Print

Material:
Printed tin plate, attractively embossed
Size: 42 x 30 x 17 cm
Total Shipping weight: 5.40 kg/11.9 lbs
Imported from Germany
 

Up to this point, we have encountered the Festive Chest 2008 with three different item numbers, involving presently 3 different importers.

  •  a. Item 50408 Festive Chest 2008

  •  b. Item 50415 Festive Chest 2008

  •  c. Item 50418 Festive Chest 2008

We will supply you the Festive Chest (item number 50408) as sold by Lebkuchen-Schmidt to their customers worldwide. Our price may not be identical to our competition, but as in 2007, we consider our price to be fair and competitive.  As a matter of fact, we will sell our 2008 Festive Chest during the month of August and possibly September for the same price as we did in 2007 even though the exchange rate of the US Dollar to the EURO declined by 15%.  Click here to see the PDF File as shown in the Lebkuchen-Schmidt catalog.

In addition to the uncertain contents of the Festive Chest 2008 offered by our competition, we have also encountered the following discrepancies in item numbers.

click for PDF file

50428 Old Nuremberg Chest 2008 - Our item number

The PDF document shows the Old Nuremberg Chest 2008 as sold by Lebkuchen-Schmidt.  Note the item number documented in the Export Catalog.

50425

50425 Old Nuremberg Chest 2008 - Our competition

We do not know its contents.  It may the same, but then it may not be the same.  If the content is the same, then why a different item number for the same product?

click for PDF file

50458 Little Nuremberg Chest 2008 - Our item number

The PDF document shows the Old Nuremberg Chest 2008 as sold by Lebkuchen-Schmidt.  Note the item number documented in the Export Catalog.

50455

50455 Little Nuremberg Chest 2008 - Our competition

We do not know its contents.  It may the same, but then it may not be the same.  If the content is the same, then why a different item number for the same product?

We purchased the 2007 Festive Chest from one of our competitors in 2007 to enable us to determine and compare contents with what we were selling and what you could obtain from our competition. 

If you wish to read more details of what we discovered in 2007, please click on the link provided.  

CLICK THIS LINK

You, the educated consumer, will make your comparison and determination in choosing products and vendor.

Call us if you need more information - Toll Free (800) 210-6527