When I moved to Belgium I learned about the typical Belgian products the country has to offer. You know, things like thicker fries, different kinds of waffles, loads and loads of chocolate, and so on. I also discovered a sweet treat called "cuberdons" or "neuzekes" that comes from Ghent and is made in Eeklo. So far this has been the only product that I have had in my home to offer my friends and family when they are visiting and want to try something really Belgian!
So when I got the invite to join a blogger brunch with Geldhof - creator and maker of cuberdons - and try out more cuberdons, I was over the moon. Hold up! I am sure you are thinking by now: what the hell is she talking/writing about? What are cuberdons?! Well, they are candies that come in a conical shape that resembles a nose, hence the name "neuzekes" (translation: noses). It typically comes in purple, has a hard exterior and is gooey/gelatine on the inside. It is super sweet! So if you are a sweet tooth, then you may just love cuberdons! Here is a picture to make it clearer! When I arrived at the brunch we got a nice and fresh cocktail with a cuberdon as garnish.
During the brunch we had the opportunity to try out and review different kinds of cuberdons. We tried cuberdons I had not even heard of before: covered in milk chocolate and fondant chocolate or strawberry and blueberry-flavored cuberdons! I am happy I got to attend, because I discovered my new and favorite cuberdon so far: the original cuberdon dipped in milk chocolate (see picture below). The flavors work nicely together. I am also loving the sneeuwballen (or mini clouds), because they are sweet and milky-chocolate. My favorite kind of candy! I had not even heard of those before.. so now I have another thing to add get when doing the groceries - but not too often.. because my boyfriend (the sweet tooth) will eat it all before we get to share it with company.
The only thing I am still looking for is the cuberdon syrup. I think that could be delicious in a fancy coffee drink. What can I say?! I am not much of a sweet tooth, but the cuberdons are quite unique so I love sharing these with family and friends. I have already decided to bring some over for some relatives this christmas - let's hope they don't read this - as a sweet gift. How do the cuberdons sound and look to you? Do you know of any local products that you think are worth sharing? Do tell me!