Yesterday I had to take a trip to the beautiful City of Wiesbaden, the state capital of the German state of Hessen, in the heart of the Rhine-Main region. It is a mere hour and a half away from where we live and it was quite nice to take a very comfortable train ride there. I had not taken the train in years and completely forgotten how relaxing a train ride can be. In the afternoon, there was some time left for sight-seeing, eating a piece of cake at a very traditional Viennese Coffee House, and paying a visit to a wonderful Spice Merchant called “Gewürz Müller”. The company was founded in 1948.
The shelves in this tiny store are packed with wonderful things such as flavored sugars, candies and different flower waters…
…and beautifully packaged loose teas which include Frisian Blends, Earl Grey Teas, as well as teas from Assam, Ceylon and special Winter Blends...
…and spiced nuts such as these Caramel Almonds and Wasabi Peanuts.
You can also buy sea salt from France or England...
…or dried flowers, such as these lovely burgundy-colored hibiscus flowers.
Or pick up a gingerbread heart that says “I Love Spice”…
…or simply admire the vintage decoration which includes Gugelhupf pans, baking gear, hand woven baskets and this terrific mannequin head…
….and more Gugelhupf pans and vintage tins.
There are also about 157 different spices to choose from and if you cannot find a special spice you are looking for, the friendly owners who mix and grind their own spices, will probably be able to order it for you.
Do take a look at the vast array of sauces, sauce mixes, mustards, jams and jellies, vinegars, oils, chocolates, a small selection of French wines, Crémants and Champagnes.
When you leave the store with your arms full of terrific things that you just bought and cannot wait to try out, you will take a last look at the display of French soaps with scents such as lemon verbena, oriental spices, orange or mimosa…
…or vanilla and orange flower.
And you will know that next time you are visiting this City, no doubt, the first stop of your shopping trip will be this wonderful Spice Merchant.
phone : +49 (0611)30 07 13