A day in Edam the Netherlands was a treat. Not only is Edam a very picturesque town, but according to my tour guide, Edam has the best “Snoepwinkel” (candy store) in the Netherlands. Jos, who grew up in Edam is my dear niece Sabina’s husband. Jos was enthusiastic about taking me to his hometown for a tour. The weather was perfect. Sabina suggested that we stop at “The Best Candy Shop in all of the Netherlands.” for ‘drop’* (Licorice).
Tony Chocolony’s chocolate was recommended to me by Sabina. Not only is it terrific chocolate in a variety of flavors, but this chocolate is also fair trade and made without child slaves. (Yes, you read that right.) Sadly I saw a film about African countries where children are enslaved to be used in various “jobs”. Tony Chocolonely’s chocolate is very good to eat. I checked it out and found that it can be purchased near me in Minneapolis.
This candy store in Edam is owned by a family and as you can see this is where food becomes art in their hands. Some of the flavors of the Easter eggs from left to right are raspberry, Amarena cherry, passion fruit, Speculaas (the flavor of a dutch cookie – yummy) strawberry, mint. And! There are more chocolates right behind those in the front row of chocolates.
Enough of a sugar rush? The two last photos were courtesy of Jos, Sabina’s husband. He’s a really tall person. His bird’s-eye view gives a more dimensional or bigger view of the atmosphere of this wonderful candy store in Edam, the Netherlands.
*Drop are a licorice that the Dutch are known to consume in mass quantities. However, much of it is salty not sweet with a hard bite and a stronger flavor than I was used to eating. Not a favorite of mine.
I did not buy chocolates even though I wanted to take some goodies home to all the chocolate lovers because… the chocolates would have never made it home! (Ah, Temptation.)
So if you are ever in Holland…go to the town of Edam, maybe? There will be more about my tour of this perfectly picturesque town.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Have a healthy and happy day.