This is not German food. It's at best a very average and slightly over-priced- for - the- value version of someone's idea of German food. The pastries have very little to do with German pastries-- no butter, just shortening. The breads are like Wonder bread-- not dense and chewy. If you want a great brat, go to Sprouts and buy some Usinger's ..much better than these. I don't understand how this gets the high ratings it does from so many folks.