The German offerings I remember most from ISM 2012 all have some special distinction.
Lapp & Fao showed a selection of their chocolate books – a block of chocolate concealed in a carboard box looking exactly like a book. There is enough available for you to have a library shelf full, even space inside to write a message to the lucky recipient. They also have a broader range of deli style gift packs including a cake in a jar!
Sweet Moments produce gift boxed boiled lollies in shapes that refelect the flavour or the occasion of giving. Baked apple flavour christmas stockings, lemon flavoured alps, lime flavoured four leaf clovers, red wine flavoured bunches of grapes or in individual packs for the corporate buyers.
Mutterland provided us with the sample bag for many of the German manufacturers as they are an award winning store in the confectionery/deli style.
Marthomi have a delightful range of allergy free foods especially designed for children. Not yet available in Australia, we tasted from both the Zero Zebra and Rice Mice ranges of chocolates and biscuits. No gluten, milk, eggs, nuts or soy, suitable also for vegans and organic as well!