April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th - Are you feeling lucky?

For me Friday the 13th is not an unlucky date.
I was born on a 13th (nope, not a Friday ;-) it was a Saturday).
And once in a while my birthday is on a Friday (no, not today ;-)
Actually my 33rd birthday will be on a Friday the 13th.

And just because of this date I thought I am gonna do a tiny tiny giveaway for all of you who got a sweet tooth and have been asking me about


My all time favorite candy!
Some of you asked me what it is like.
Well, they look like tiny chocolate mountains. I always put at least 2 in my mouth ;-)

What makes them special is their consitancy: it's a mix of chocolate and Crisp bread or hard bread (Swedish: knäckebröd, hårt bröd, hårdbröd, spisbröd, Danish: knækbrød, Norwegian: knekkebrød, Finnish: näkkileipä, hapankorppu, Icelandic: hrökkbrauð, German: Knäckebrot or Knäcke)
You dont taste any of the bread and there are also no big pieces of it, but it makes the chocolat a bit "sandy" which I absolutely love and causes other people to hate my beloved Knusperflocken ;-)

Knusperflocken were very popular in East Germany! But after the Wall came down they were gone like almost all of the East German products. It took years until people started realizing that not everything from the GDR was bad. In 1995 Knusperflocken had their well deserved comeback!

I was 14 and a friend of mine brought one of the lovely golden bags to school and with my first bite I had a major flashback! I had totally forgotten about them since you couldnt always get them in East Germany (and 6 years had passed) and all of a sudden all those memories came back and since then I am total addict ;-)

So, for one lucky winner I will stuff a small bag of Knusperflocken into an envelope and send it to wherever you are!

But be careful! If you get hooked I am not gonna be your dealer ;-)
And your mailbox shouldnt be in the bright sunlight (sorry honey - you are out ;-)

To enter just leave one comment (make sure I can notify you) and tell me your best story concerning Friday the 13th. You dont have to be a follower, but I would find that nice.
I will pick a winner on Sunday late at night using Mr. RNG.

Good luck!

xxo Sana


  1. I don't want to be entered into the give-away, but I do want to wish you a very happy birthday!!

  2. Oh I turned 33 on 03/03. It's lucky!! hope this will make me lucky for the giveaway!!! not that I need any more chocolate this month!

  3. I want to enter! :) Yum!! I think I was in 6th grade, and for some reason had a *boyfriend* (the kind that you don't actually talk to each other, you just have the title). Well, on Friday the 13th he was a jerk and we *broke up*. That was my first experience of "Friday the 13th" bad luck and ever since then I always am weary of the day and what will happen. lol. It was dumb, but that's what I remember. ;)

  4. Happy, happy birthday! :-) I would love to try Knusperflocken! It sounds delicious! Wouldn't my Swedish son-in-law be surprised if I offered him a piece! :-) My most memorable Friday the 13th was many years ago. My daughter, whose birthday is on May 12, celebrated her birthday on Friday the 13th with a slumber party-- including watching lots of horror movies and pranks. The girls had such a great time, and no bad luck whatsoever! :-)

  5. Shut up! Friday the 13ths are lucky days for me too! I even have "Thirteen" tattooed on my foot. :)

  6. Happy Birthday!
    I've always found Friday 13th to be fun actually!!!
    I'd love to try some of your chocolates which I can't pronounce!

  7. Happy Birthday! Sounds like the chocolate taste yummy! :)
    It's unlucky day for me. My car been caught over speed at the highway.. :( we are on the trip back to my hometown visit my mum...

  8. I went to the dentist yesterday - yeuch - need chocolate to make my teeth feel normal again - so not a good day for me.
    My partner's 2 kids were both born May 13th...but 3 years apart! We only have to remember one birthday - their 18th and 21st was interesting!

  9. I can't remember anything in particular about the 13th. Just a really scary movie as a kid. Yuck. I am already drooling : )

  10. Ich habe vor vielen Jahren Freitag , den 13. zu einem Glückstag erklärt und es funktioniert. Knusperflocken habe ich zu DDR Zeiten auch gern gegessen aber jetzt schmecken sie mir nicht mehr. Ich finde sie zu süß.
    Liebe Grüße!