International Chocolate Day: the 5 best chocolatiers in Amsterdam
On 13 September it is International Chocolate Day. On this day the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, which produces the popular Hershey chocolate bar, was born in 1857 (Milton S. Hershey). To celebrate this day we have listed the 5 best chocolatiers in Amsterdam for you.
Puccini Bombini, founded by Ans van Soelen, has taken over the tenth place on the list of best chocolatiers in the world. So for handmade chocolate – try the bonbon with vanilla poppy seeds, rhubarb, pepper or calvados – you should pay a visit to the Singel 184. What makes the chocolate so unique is that no sugar, fondant or butter is involved. There are also no artificial colorants, flavourings and aromatics added.
Ganache is housed in the Oude Kerk national monument (Oudekerksplein 17) and has an extensive assortment of handmade chocolates and truffles. Try the ‘chocolate of the month’ or pick the handmade truffles with Flower Power. Ganache is Flower Power’s first supplier in the Netherlands: a unique taste sensation is created by processing real fruits, flowers and the finest herbs.
Since 1886, a confectionery has been established in a nostalgic building at Vijzelgracht 15. In 1969 Cees Holtkamp, a well-known name in the Amsterdam pastry and chocolatier world, successfully took over the store. You can now buy handmade chocolates, chocolate tarts and ‘free from’ chocolates (nut and lactose free, halal, without gelatine, without egg, etc.) here.
In the beautiful shop of the Amsterdam chocolatier and patissier Job van Berkel – Tout on the Maasstraat just outside the city centre – you will find handmade chocolates, chocolate bars and chocolate cakes. After Job worked at renowned hotels and restaurants and as a chef pastry with famous chef Herman den Blijker, he started Tout together with his partner. In addition to delicious chocolates, they also have macaroons: super-airy colourful French cookies filled with ganache.
Owner of the Metropolitan is Kees Raat, the first bean-to-bar maker in Amsterdam. He processed the beans from the Dominican Republic into chocolate himself and was also the first to experiment with flavour combinations such as salt, pepper and vinegar. In his chocolate walhalla at Warmoesstraat 135, you will not only find bonbons, but also fruit sticks with dark chocolate, chocolate chunks with nuts and lemon peels with a chocolate layer.
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