Are you able to guess where these “Noses of Gent” are from?
Here are some clues: They come from a Flemish city. (Ever hear of a town called Flem? Certainly not, so I will give you some more clues.) About these candies, someone wrote on the internet, “These noses are chewy and gummy and sugary, with a syrup center, made with various fruit extracts.” [I wouldn’t know. I have not been there, but my friend Kris H. at Central Christian Church has and he has graciously allowed me to use his photos.]
More candy. People here must have a sweet tooth. This country produces 220,000 tons of chocolate per year. This amounts to 22 kilograms per inhabitant. The world’s biggest selling point of chocolate is at this country’s airport.
With names like Mephisto and Satan, I wonder what these chocolates taste like….
I could not leave you thinking that the people of this country only consumed sugary sweets. They consume beer. Lots of beer. (The world’s first beer academy opened here in this country in 1999.) The country is renowned for its pastries, too. And of course, most people affiliate it with waffles and their version of fried potatoes.