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Baking Soda in Germany

You’re wondering where to find baking soda in Germany? Don’t worry, we will tell you all about it.

Von Lukas Böhl

In Germany, baking soda is known as "Natron," which is short for "Natriumhydrogencarbonat." It’s the same sodium bicarbonate as baking soda but is just referred to by a different name.

Where to find Baking Soda in Germany

You can definitely buy baking soda in Germany. The most likely place to find it is in the baking section of larger supermarkets or grocery stores. You will also find it in drugstores like dm or Rossmann. Look out for labels such as "Kaiser Natron" or "Dr. Oetker Natron" - popular brands that package baking soda.

Despite its ubiquity in the United States and other countries, in Germany, it’s not a typical kitchen staple. Traditional German baking often relies on other leavening agents like baking powder, known as "Backpulver," or fresh yeast, "Frische Hefe," which are more commonly used in recipes. This difference is simply a cultural variation in baking practices.

Where else to find Baking Soda

Aside from regular supermarkets, here are some alternative places where you can get baking soda or Natron in Germany:

Apotheken (Pharmacies): In Germany, Natron is often sold in pharmacies. While it might seem odd to purchase a baking ingredient from a pharmacy, this is due to Natron's recognized health benefits such as aiding digestion and neutralizing stomach acid.

Bio or Organic Stores: Health food stores or organic stores in Germany, often known as "Bio-Laden" or "Reformhaus," are another good option to find baking soda. Due to the chemical-free nature of baking soda, it aligns well with the organic and natural ethos of these stores.

Online Retailers: With the rise of e-commerce, it's not surprising that baking soda can be purchased online. Websites like Amazon.de, eBay.de, or other German-based online grocery retailers usually stock it.

Baking Soda has another name in Germany.

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Baking Soda has another name in Germany.

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19. Juli 2023, 12:50 Uhr
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