International Meat and Deli

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International Meat and Deli is a family owned and operated store, located in Garden Grove, California.
We specialize in "old world" and homemade flavors with traditional high-quality fresh meat, deli and dairy products (cheeses: Romanian and Hungarian, also Bulgarian Kaskaval, Feta, Swiss, Branza de Burduf, Urda, and Farmer’s Cheese).

Imported goods from all over Europe, constantly looking to widen our selection. In our store you will find the real Hungarian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, German flavors, like; Univer Red Gold paprika paste, Strong Steven paprika paste, Sweet Ann paprika paste, goulash cream, mustard, mayonnaise, horseradish, etc., pastries, sweets and real Hungarian krémes (Hungarian napoleon), ROM chocolate bar, Zacusca, Eugenia, preserves, pickles, Five Roses flour, Perla Harghitei (Pearl of Hargitha) natural mineral water (carbonated only) and Allegria carbonated soft drinks in Elderberry with Lemon, Orange, Lemonade and Tropical flavors, and much more. We also carry cosmetics; Fa, Nivea, Rexona deodorants, roll-ons and soaps and Persil detergent, all from Germany.


The Christmas candy story

Christmas candy is a traditional Hungarian sweet. The candy, used for Christmas tree decoration, is covered with chocolate and wrapped into glittering paper. Its original version (fondant candy) that had been created in France during the 14th century spread in Hungary with the help of Germans and became popular during the first decades of the 19th century. At first Christmas candy was hand-made, but after the invention of the first fondant machines at the end of the 19th century production became mechanised at the predecessor of the present Bonbonetti Group, too.

This unique candy became especially trendy at the turn of the century. Salons in the upper-class flats became fashionable during the reform age, where Christmas trees decorated with sweets were placed. That is why the fancy delicacy was called Christmas candy.

The founder of the first Hungarian nursery, Teréz Brunszvik was the first to stand a pinewood for Christmas in the 1820s. How interesting it is that the mother of Eszter Mattioni, the creator of the famous monumental identikit decorating Bonbonetti factory’s hall taught in the nursery that was founded by Teréz Brunszvik.

At the reform age each child had its own Christmas tree, later only girls and boys together got one, but nowadays families stand only one tree.







Of course not everyone could afford to buy the Christmas candies of famous confectionaries to the tree, so many people made their own delicacy at home.

Each operation of Christmas candy production (machine-made moulding, wrapping) had been mechanized step by step. Wrapping remained hand-made for the longest time. Many small manufacturers fringed the wrapping paper then twisted the tinfoil to the fine delicacy by hand even after the 2nd World War. There were two types of Christmas candy before the 1980s: “konzum” and jelly. After that many variants could be purchased: caramel, marzipan, and chestnut, rum-cherry, walnut and other tastes. Nowadays manufacturers produce a lot of different types on the eve Christmas. Some consumers select on basis of taste, many of them focus on packaging colour in order to make a harmonious composition with the Christmas tree decoration to enhance the importance of the feast. Some of them pay attention to price. Many people buy more tastes to indulge all members of the family.

There is only one thing that has remained unchanged. It is us, only Hungarians who produce this special sweet wrapped into glittering tinfoil to be hanged onto Christmas trees. If you find a Christmas candy everywhere in the world, it must have been made in Hungary. If not, than you can only find it thanks to the Hungarians living in that part of the world.



Bonbonetti Szaloncukrok / Bonbonetti Christmas Candy1

Bonbonetti Szaloncukrok / Bonbonetti Christmas Candy1

Idén a Bonbonetti Szaloncukorjaival édesítheti meg a karácsonyi ünnepeket!

This year we brought to you the famous Christmas Candy from Bonbonetti.
The best Christmas Candy in Hungary!

Please come and get yours, before it's gone!!

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Primola Pralines in 4 flavors - Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! Birthday Sale!

Primola Pralines in 4 flavors - Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! Birthday Sale!


Caramel 149 gram $3.25/box (3rd box free)

Cappuchino 141 gram $3.25/box (3rd box free)

Assorted 185 gram $3.99/box (3rd box free)

Assorted 189.5 gram $4.25/box (3rd box free)

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Here is what the "Orange County Weekly" had to say about our store in their "Meat Me In Hell - A Guide to great food" article, Vol. 9 No. 19 January 16 - 22, 2004:"One step into their International Meats and Deli in Garden Grove and the scent of kolbasz wraps its smoky arms around you like the robust Magyar grandmother you wish you had. The Hungarian sausage is the mainstay of the Teglases’ business, and the family has a hard time keeping it in stock—they ran through 300 pounds of it during the recent holidays. The kolbasz is made on the premises: cured and seasoned with imported Hungarian spices, and then smoked until the fire inspector gets antsy. Kolbasz comes mild or spicy and should be enjoyed as they do in Budapest: spread out on a table with bread, cheese, beer and more kolbasz. Other specialties include szalonna bacon, a pork liver sausage called hurka, and pick, an imported dry sausage that is found in few places outside the former Warsaw Pact."

 
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10382 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove CA 92840 Phone: (714) 539-6334   Fax: (714) 539-6226
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