After tasting the Saure Sahne I found out that it was not what I know as sour cream. Though similar in style, but still not the same. How was I going to find out what sour cream was called in German, if it even existed here? I knew it had to exist though because there are numerous products out there that have such similar qualities of sour cream and cream that there had to be one that was equivalent.
Oddly enough, I found out at work. We are currenlty making what is called Schmand Kuchen. (Schmand is one of those products in the grocery store included in the sour cream realm). At the time I first made this product I didn't have any idea what Schmand was. Frequently, I am asked at work what different foods and words in German are translated to English. Frequently, I don't have the answer. I didn't have this answer either. I decided to give it a taste to possibly find out what it was. It was sour cream! I got way too excited over this, but I have been looking for sour cream in Germany for so long!
As your can see there Schmand Kuchen has the consistency of cheese cake. It is delicious and typically served with mandarins.