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Chocolate at Lidl

Surprisingly, the J.D. Gross chocolate sold inexpensively at the Lidl stores is really delicious. I especially like the white chocolate champagne truffles and I usually can’t appreciate the lighter chocolates. It’s worth checking out for nice gifts and your own stash. Lidl always has something different too… a fun store to stop in at random.

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The Chocolate Company

Reader Recommendation… Noted for the creativity and selection of flavors, especially the wasabi chocolates, the Chocolate Company can sweeten your day whether you’re headed to Aachen or Maastricht. All their locations can be found on their website and yes, they are open on Sundays too! http://www.chocolatecompany.nl YUM! I’ve had chocolate spoons before, but never like […]

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Chocolaterie “Ducharette”

Coming very highly recommended from a friend who considered this the best chocolate around here, I finally made it over to the tiny chocolaterie Ducharette. Near the market square down from the church in Ubach over Worms, it’s 5 minutes from base and easy to find. My family tried them and all I heard was […]

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Chocolate Museum – Cologne, Germany

I’ve heard about this from at least a dozen different people, so while I’ve not been there yet, it has a good reputation for fun when seeing the Koln Dom becomes the “been there, done that” and the “t-shirt” you got your first trip has seen better days. Yes, there is more to do in […]

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Mexican Food Import Store!

One of the most missed foods here is, of course, Mexican. And while a lot of us can cook decent Mexican food, it is difficult to find the ingredients. But, in Aachen, there is a wonderful distributor of Mexican (and American) foods. There you can get it all – from adobe and nopoles, to all […]

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International Chocolate Show in Paris!

Oh, why did I have to book my fall break ahead of time? Well… for those of you who don’t have fall break plans and think Paris might be a fun stop. Here’s yet another reason to go to Paris in October. Yum. The Salon De Chocolate is a 4 day chocolate show with vendors […]

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Barkenhof – Gourmet food paradise

another great contribution… BarkenhofBreberener Strasse 1452538 Selfkant-Saeffelen Tel: 02455-920090Email: barken@t-online.deWebsite: www.barkenhof.de Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-1pm and 3pm-6.30pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-6pm CLOSED Mondays “The Barkenhof is one of the most incredible shops that I’ve discovered since I’ve been living over here in Germany. It is owned by Olaf and Elke Barken and it’s not just a […]

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Eier Liqueur – New flavors

In chocolates and cakes, with whipped cream and coffee, and even in ice cream, egg liquor is a very popular flavoring here both in Germany and the Netherlands. In German it’s “eier liquor” and in Dutch it’s “advocaat.” Either way, it’s a bright orange-yellow, potent, yet sweet, egg-yolk runny liqueur that taste pretty good. You’ll […]

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Visser Chocolate Factory – Schimmert, NL

My daughter went to the Visser Chocolate factory in Schimmert, NL for a school field trip. They were allowed a factory tour and each got a cute little hair net cap and a chocolate bar to take home. They didn’t go into the shop – too many children, but if you’re in the area, you […]

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Chocolate

Rousseau ChocoladeLangs de Hey 11Industriepark Noord6136 SittardPhone number: 0031-46-4519282http://www.rousseau.nl/ Rousseau chocolate shop is a small family run chocolate shop based in Sittard. Rumor has it that the current owner’s father patented some marvelous chocolate shaving device that made them enough money to take it easy. Now the young Rousseau can be seen there almost every […]

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