Speculoos cookies. I call these breakfast cookies, because they go so well with coffee. The first time we had Speculoos cookies was right after we moved to Brussels. Our hotel had a nespresso machine and next to the nespresso machine were speculoos cookies. Just because we are out of the hotel doesn’t mean I can’t still have a cookie with my coffee… I decided to place a jar full of Speculoos cookies next to our coffee maker. It makes me happy. It’s official in this house they are breakfast cookies.
The second item that goes into the box is the Belgian Cuberdon candy. These little candies are weird. Cuberdon’s are in grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, and coffee shops. They’re very popular in Belgium. There are many flavors to choose from, but I send the traditional flavor, which is raspberry. The candy is coned shaped. The Dutch call it Neus, which means nose. That’s funny. It’s chewy and does not have a strong raspberry flavor. Check out Belgian Cuberdon’s website for the history of the candy.
The last item placed in the box is chocolate. Not just any chocolate, but Galler Chocolatier or Neuhaus. Brussels has many chocolate shops and these two are our favorites! Last weekend when we went to the Galler Chocolatier shop we purchased a variety of chocolates. It’s really hard for me to have one piece of chocolate with out trying the others. So, I take a little bite of a few pieces when I want a piece of chocolate. Poor Adam, all of our chocolates have a bite missing from them. The amount of chocolate in this house in insane. I actually just gave Adam a huge bowl to take to work with him.
Too bad I couldn’t place a bottle of wine in the goodie box too. Everything listed goes great with red wine.