Need a sugar fix? Head to Germany

One of the companies in the Germany pavilion at the Offshore Technology Conference has a special treat for its homesick visitors hankering for a treat from back home: sugar coated candies that taste like a giant Skittle. The candies — which look like after-dinner breath mints — are German treats that are quite popular, said Wolfgang Claus, director of engineering for Rothe Erde in Lippstadt, Germany.

Rothe Erde makes the bearings that allows ships and rigs to turn.

Check out the booth treats at the Scottish pavilion, too!


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L.M. Sixel writes about the economy and the workplace for the Houston Chronicle. She started her newspaper career at the Beaumont Enterprise. Before that, she earned a Bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.