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Weird Dutch Candy & Snacks Review in Holland

Weird Dutch Candy & Snacks Review in Holland

on Jun. 17, 2015 by

The Dutch have many strange candies and snacks ranging from black licorice, Sal ammoniac candy to farmer’s cabbage, so for this article I traveled to Holland to review a bunch of them.

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On a sunny afternoon I found myself browsing for Dutch candies & snacks at one of the biggest Dutch retailers 'HEMA' located in IJmuiden.

I purchased the candies; Old Dutch Cherry Sticks, Old Dutch Mixed Candy, which includes the popular Kaneelkussentjes, mints, black licorice and butterscotch candies.

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Kaneelkussentjes, which are Cinnamon Pillows in English, and have a very strong cinnamon flavor.

The following week I moved to Amsterdam and decided to continue my review at Albert Heijn, another giant Dutch supermarket where I purchased Klene Zakkenroller (Pickpocketers), Lay's Hollands Stoofpotje Smaak (Dutch Crockpot Flavor) and CoolBest Coconut & Lime drink. 

Klene black licorice is definitely one of my favorites and consists out of very salty licorice and salmiak which is Sal Ammoniac in English. Did you know Sal ammoniac is a very rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride and used for salty licorice candy in primarily Nordic countries and the Netherlands. 

Even crazier, Sal ammoniac was used in the forerunner of the dry battery, where a carbon rod and zinc rod formed the electrodes.

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