Local Heart, Global Soul

October 23, 2013

Sweet Treats To Enjoy…

Filed under: Belgian Cuisine,BELGIUM,Bruges: Chocolate,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Another post from my last summer’s travel diary, and still in a little traditional chocolate shop in Brugge (a.k.a. Bruges) in Belgium.

The chocolates here looked so good that it was hard to know when it stop adding just one more to the box.

There were also rounded balls that I’ve never seen before but found intriguing: the labels told us that the filling inside them consisted of the flavours of figs, apples, blackcurrant, orange.

After buying one of each we later found that there was a firm outer flavoured shell, and inside the very centre a more liquid filling, also of the flavour of that particular ball.

We carefully cut these up and divided them amongst us and they were “interesting” … very flavourful, but different.

The chocolates are more traditionally flavoured: Porto (port), Thee (tea), ananas  (pineapple), kokos (coconut), Baanan (Banana), Speculoos, (a special spice mix used in biscuits/cookies).

There are also some very photographic pieces of Nougat…  it’s fun checking out the contents of the shop and it’s even better sampling them later too! Now we are back on our way… there is a very very special piece of artwork just a few street away that I want to show Velveteen.

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

5 Comments »

  1. what’s that green thing?

    Comment by evilmean — October 27, 2013 @ 9:26 am | Reply

    • “Coeur de Figue” is literally “heart/centre of figs” and the green and purple-brown balls were fig fruit flavoured. The other green (with the red and yellow) balls were apple flavoured. 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 27, 2013 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

      • the way you describe it makes me want to crave more! 🙂

        Comment by evilmean — October 28, 2013 @ 2:57 am | Reply

  2. *sigh*

    The problem with candy is that it LOOKS delicious, so we can’t resist it.

    Comment by Luddy's Lens — October 27, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

    • I know Luddy,
      I wish that getting vegetables into kids (and some adults I know) would be half as easy, and disappear as quickly as the sweets did!!!

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 27, 2013 @ 8:51 pm | Reply


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