Sandra Bullock – The German sausage smuggler!

America’s sweetheart recently made a surprise statement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in December 2011 admitting to some illegal “sausage trafficking” in order to have her favorite German dish for Christmas.

gw_news_Sandra-Bullock-001Sandra Bullock who was born to a German mother and grew up in Germany until she was 13, apparently still cherishes some traditions that her late mother introduced to the family. Christmas Eve dinner without sauerkraut, German potato salad, and German sausages would just not be the same, Bullock explained recently during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The only problem is, it’s illegal to smuggle them into the country.

“Since my mother passed away, we break the law, because we have to manage to smuggle German sausages into the country, and apparently bringing meats across the waters is against the law,” she explained.

The actress, promoting her newest film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on The Tonight Show, said she asked family members in Germany to send her her favorite sausages. “We just have to break the law a little bit, but eventually someone’s package gets through,” she said.

Well, here’s our tip for Sandy so that she does not have to break the law anymore:

While in California, she should try the sausages available at TipTopMeats in Carlsbad or Continental Gourmet Sausage in Glendale, or when spending time in New York, Schaller & Weber in Manhattan will certainly have the sausages she likes best. And whenever traveling anywhere else in the US, she might want to order some of the sausages available at

All sausages are produced according to authentic German recipes and certainly absolutely legal to buy!   🙂

Care to share any of your family holiday traditions with us? SANDRA BULLOCK, currently appearing in the family drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, grew up with German Christmas traditions because of her German mother: “In the school where I went to in Germany you learn how to make candles and then we ended up hanging them on the tree. The whole tree was lit by candles”, she told the HFPA. “There’s more than just the Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt – it’s like you are in Victorian times. It’s angelic… The smells at night – pine and beeswax… and Glühwein! It’s hard not being around that atmosphere because it’s so ingrained in this Holiday Season for me. I bought all my wooden ornaments there. And I’ve ordered Lebkuchen!” – We wish everybody a Happy Holiday Season and, as Sandra Bullock would say: Frohe Weihnachten!

from The Hollywood Foreign Press


    • Hi Inga,
      As you can see in my article, that’s exactly what I advised her to do, too. Happy New Year! All the best for 2012. Petra

  1. I live in the United States quite a few Years now & I also miss the Christkindle Markets & other Markets in Germany around late November till Christmas time. You can buy so many things there like Tablecloths, Meats, Sausages in a Bun, Flammkuchen ( looks something like a Pizza) & Glühwein. I love my German Sausages & buy them here around Atlanta – Georgia. At the “Patak-Bohemia European Meats & Sausages” Retail Store in Austell, Georgia on 4107 Ewing Road 770-941-7993. This is a Butcher Store & he does his own Meats, the Meats there are very very good & I make extra Trips there from New Orleans, LA. There is another place is in Texas which is the “German Deli” on 5100 State Highway 121 Colleyville, Tx 817-354-8101.
    I buy the Sausages ( Bratwurst grobe & feine, Knackwurst, Blutwurst, Zungenwurst & many more & all made by Sigis & Stigelmaier which are the best. They do have German Grocery’s also. You can order over the Internet from the “German Deli”, but I dont think from “Patak-Bohemia European Meats & Sausages” Retail Store. When you go to Patak, you go wild with all the different fresh Meats, Kassler Rippchen, different Lunchmeats & Sausages that you cannot get at the German Deli. Also the Patak prices are better then the German Deli, It’s worth a Trip. I buy quite a bit & freeze it & I have all my German Meats & Sausages & do not have to break the Law to get it. Check out both places & you will not be disapointed.

  2. I love Sandra Bullocks’ storey about her smuggling in ‘Brats’ from Germany. I had missed ‘Schmalz mit Grieben’ and purchased a small – philidelphia cheese kind of container – on one of my trips. Low and behold – we were caught by the Canadian Customs – My wife and I were given a good lecture. He could have charged us (plenty) but let us go. I think he felt sorry for us as we were returning from our honemoon. It was July and the Schmalz had turned liquid which would not have bothered it. I will never forget how cautiously he started to lift the lid. Wonder what he did with it?

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