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11. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

Quoting Jennifer G

Quoting Herr Bert

This time of year, we can get Chocolate pepernoten. Damn they are delicious.

Pepernoten is the candy Sinterklaas (the real Santa Claus) hands out to the kids, which are also quite good, but with chocolate it's even better.

==Is "Pepernoten" a dutch word? Can I get it from Albert Heijn?

Yes, it is a dutch word, translated it would we peppernuts (but that has nothing to do with the taste) you can get them in every supermarket (including AH) around this time of year.

How do you know AH? are you living in the Netherlands at the moment?

12. Posted by Jennifer G (Budding Member 725 posts) 8y

Quoting Herr Bert

Yes, it is a dutch word, translated it would we peppernuts (but that has nothing to do with the taste) you can get them in every supermarket (including AH) around this time of year.

How do you know AH? are you living in the Netherlands at the moment?

I was in Middleburg for a visit, and AH is my favourite past time.......ha ha ha

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

LOL, actually they are kruidnoten (spicenuts, again nothing to do with the taste) and I had them today again...yummie.
But for chocolate: as pure as possible, so no milk or white chocolate or whatever. O, and every piece has to be followed by some red wine.

14. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

I like dark chocolate, preferably liquor chocs that come with raisins. Yum!

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 19, 2007, at 4:36 AM by summer910 ]

15. Posted by Jennifer G (Budding Member 725 posts) 8y

[quote=Utrecht]LOL, actually they are kruidnoten (spicenuts, again nothing to do with the taste) and I had them today again...yummie.

Wondering is there a "chilinuts" beside peppernut and spicenut in Netherlands?

16. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Chocolate fondant, one of those ones where the chocolate oozes out of the middle when you dig your spoon in.

17. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 8y

any kind of chocolate...chocolate cake, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, chocolate covered anything. oh, and ben and jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream always hits the spot! i once was jonesing so badly for chocolate on the road that i paid 8 dollars for a hazelnut chocolate bar that would have cost a dollar at home. it was the most delicious thing in the world!

18. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

I love the song 'Chocolate Cake' by Crowded House. (it only isn't really about chocolate cakes:()

19. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

- Chocolate manufacturers such as Nestlé, Mars and Cadbury are not doing much to stop child slavery in the Ivory Coast, so school kids in Tonbridge Wells are taking a stand.

- Anti-slavery Campaigner Mandy Flashman said, “The school kids were shocked to hear that in the Ivory Coast children their age were forced to work on plantations, and would be beaten severely if they tried to escape.” An International Labour Organisation report showed that an estimated 12,000 children have been trafficked into the Ivory Coast, enslaved on cocoa plantations and forced to work long hours.

- Some chocolate-producing companies employ exploitative labor practices (notably enslavement of young males) in contemporary chocolate plantations in west Africa. In the Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), it is documented that boys aged between 12 and 16 have been sold as slaves. Most slaves are impoverished young men and boys from Benin, Togo, and Mali.

- Then I decided to buy the chocolate from FairTrade (http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/index.htm)

Quoting sapphyre

So how do you like your chocolate and what's your preferred alternative if you can't get your cocoa fix?

1) Melted and warm
2) Dark chocolate, 50-60% cocoa, no nuts
3) Ben and Jerry's Chocolate and Chocholate Fudge Brownie ice-cream

I'll also settle for lemon tart and non-oreo cheesecake :)

20. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

But for chocolate: as pure as possible, so no milk or white chocolate or whatever. O, and every piece has to be followed by some red wine.

I tried abit of the cocoa fruit before it was processed. Aack!

This was at the Chocolate Museum in Cologne where one entire level of the place is actually an open factory where they make their chocolate to sell. There's also a chocolate fountain (imagine a one-metre or so tall fondue machine flowing with sweet milk chocolate). It's cordoned off to the public of course, and a staff member would dip pieces of wafer into the fountain and hand them out to visitors.