I have been living in Berlin for a few years now and will be the first to say that Berlin is a cool city. However the one thing that drives me crazy are German supermarkets. If you want some pickled gherkins then aisles a plenty await you. If you are around during the Spring/ Summer time then expect everything with asparagus and I mean everything – starter, main and if Germans have their way even for desert. They go absolutely crazy for it! Yet the one thing I really miss is the baking section. How hard can it be to just get a bag of chocolate chips? Is icing sugar really that uncommon? When I was back in the UK for Christmas I went to Sainsburys and found aisles of baking products. From glittery sugary goodness to special flour to make your own breads or pasta. What struck me as even more crazy were all the Dr. Oetker baking products in Sainsburys. A German brand, yet I haven’t even found half of the products over here in Berlin.