Really? Did the world need this particular thing?
Wandering around one of the local Christmas markets a couple days back, I ran into this new concept: chocolate döners. A döner, for those of you who don’t live in Germany and don’t know, is a “Turkish” sandwich made insanely popular here – probably by Germans, not Turks. Shavings of lamb or other meat mixed with fresh salad and tomatoes, garlicky yogurt sauce, slivers of onions, and wrapped up in a flatbread or a roll. Runs you about 5 euros and 700 calories…In the US we would call them “Gyros.” And they would be considered Greek, not Turkish. Same concept though.
Now you can get the sweet version of the tasty sandwich: the chocolate version. Instead of scraping meat off a rotating stick, the lady there scrapes chocolate. And mixes it with things like fruit and whipped cream and sweet sauces…rolls it up in a waffel or something…and voila – your chocolate döner. I couldn’t even get closer than this to take a better photo, the place was overrun with people waiting in line to grab their piece of chocolate paradise.
I think…if I indulge…I would go for a crepe. The chocolate döner will not appear on my “die, die, must try” (Singaporean for “gotta have it”) list…