Oktoberfest and Chocolate: A Match Made in Heaven

 

Contrary to popular belief, it’s September when Oktoberfest occurs in Munich, Germany every year.  It doesn’t make a ton of sense, but that’s the way it works.  So, it being the end of September, you might be planning a timely Oktoberfest party, or at least one in October, with all the beer, pretzels, and sauerkraut you can eat.  Here are some suggestions for chocolate pairings to work into your feast!

Beer Pairings

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The Germans are known for their beer, and incidentally their chocolate as well.  These two go together splendidly.  A great first pairing of a typical hefeweizen beer (think “Blue Moon”) would be our Citrus Collection.  With a hefeweizen typically being served with an orange slice or a lemon, this zesty collection can add something special to your Oktoberfest party.

Many people also love to salt their beer, so one interesting combination would be our Salted Chocolate Collection.  With Salted Caramel, Sea Salt, and Smoked Salted Caramel, you’ll enjoy distinct flavors with whatever beer you might be serving at your party.

Food PAIRINGS

Germans are definitely known for their chocolate, so why not pair your meal with some dark chocolate from our Dark Chocolate Collection?  With one flavor included that is very German, hazelnut, it’ll be themed appropriately to enjoy between Chicken Dances and the polka.

Now, to wake you up from all that sauerkraut, sausage, and beer, you might want some coffee!  So, fire up our Coffee Collection, with mocha, cappuccino, and coffee flavors.  I know that during my travels to Germany, I needed to take a nap or two after stuffing myself full of all the deliciousness the Germans have to offer.  This collection will stave off any nap urges you might have.

Conclusion

Oktoberfest is a great party idea, and we hope that some of these chocolate pairings make their way into your celebration.  However you celebrate, be safe, and enjoy!

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.