Edible Souvenirs from Europe
Who doesn’t like bringing home a piece of a foreign country in the form of souvenirs? Magnets, paintings, and local fabrics are my usual choice of souvenirs. But people back home are way more excited when they get to taste the gifts, I bring for them. So, here’s a list of the most interesting edible souvenirs to bring home from around the world.
Belgian Chocolates from Belgium
A major industry from 19th century, Belgian chocolate is an essential part of Belgium’s economy.
“Belgian chocolate is finely milled to 18 microns, below the feeling of the tongue’s taste buds. This avoids having a grainy taste in the mouth when the chocolate melts on the tongue.”- Puratos.
You can buy gift packs of Belgian Chocolates from Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp.
Craving for some Belgian chocolate? You can order Chocolicks luxury Belgian Chocolates online .
Dutch Cheese from Netherlands
Although Dutch cheese was already being exported in the Middle Ages, it was in the 1600s, The Dutch Golden Age, that it became so famous. Most common varieties of Dutch cheese are Gouda and Edam. Netherlands is currently the biggest exporter of cheese because of the high quality and taste.
You can buy Dutch cheese from Edam, Zaanse Schans and other places in the countryside of Netherlands.
Marzipan from Spain
Marzipan is a sweet confectionary item made of ground almong mixed with sugar and honey. It was prepared by the people during the siege of Toledo in 1512, the former capital of Spain. These sweet-dishes come in various shapes and forms and is found all over Europe. Bring a pack of Marzipan next time you visit Spain.
Macrons from Paris
These colorful meringue-based cookies with a variety of flavors and fillings are an irresistible sight. The price does put you off, so much for biscuits? But your heart says, go ahead, they’re worth it. The pastel shades, perfection of shape makes macron as Parisan as it can get. So the next time you are in Paris, don’t go for the boring chocolates, instead bring home the beautiful freshly baked Parisan Macrons.
Pasta from Italy
I have not been to Italy but I’m a fan of Italian Pasta. When I visit Italy I will bring home packs of specialty Pasta and take a cooking class of Italian food.
So here’s my list of the day. How about you? What souvenirs would you love to bring back from Europe? Tell me in the comments section. Save the post if you liked it and don’t forget to share with your friends.
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