The Pumpernickel bread gets its color because of the molasses added to the flour in the mix. This bread, with a taste of anise, is perfect with deli meats or smoked salmon. In fact, our popular Smoked Salmon panini, served in our stores, is made with Pumpernickel bread.
From Germany, the Pumpernickel bread was created around half of the 15th century. For the little story, this word was a german slang meaning «good for Nickel», one of Napoleon the 1st horses. (Source: Wikipedia)