Cinnamon Toffee Almonds. This is the traditional snack sold at Oktoberfest in Munich, and they sell literally tons of them. In Germany, they are called ‘gebrannte Mandeln’, which means burned almonds; however, these almonds are not actually ‘burned’ as Americans would use the word. It would be more accurate to call them highly roasted. Almonds are more expensive in Germany and throughout Europe than they are here in California. That is because most of the almonds sold in Europe are grown in California. California produces 80% of the world’s almonds. California also produces almost all of the walnuts and pistachios grown in the U.S. and most of the macadamias.
Butter Toffee Mixed Nuts. This is a mixture of nuts coated in butter caramel. They also sell a lot of these in Munich during Oktoberfest. This mixture contains no cinnamon or hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are extremely popular in Europe, but Americans don’t seem to care for them. Aside from Nutella, hazelnuts and hazelnut products don’t don’t sell well in the U.S. In the South, hazelnuts are commonly called filberts, but hazelnuts and filberts are the same thing.