A.M.Sweet, Brussels

A.M.Sweet, Brussels

What to buy here: Belgian candy. Belgium’s best kept secret is a sugar bomb. The cuberdon, a cone-shaped sweet with a gooey inside and crackly outside, is almost exclusively sold on the Belgian market. It’s not like Belgian pastry houses refuse to sell abroad, but the vicar’s hats, as the French-speakers affectionately call them, simply go bad before they make it to your local candy store.

The recipe for cuberdons was almost wiped out during World War II. The shortage of gum arabic, one of the key ingredients, made the production of cuberdons practically impossible. After the war, several chefs with a sweet tooth and a good memory, made sure the recipe wasn’t lost forever.

A classic cuberdon has a raspberry flavor, but these days you can find over 25 different fragrances and all the colors you can imagine. Real, artisanal cuberdons are a common sight at local markets, but there is not a lot of stores that carry them. In the Brussels center, the tiny tearoom A.M. Sweet has a candy section where you can find the original raspberry cuberdons (2, 80 euros a bag). It’s also a great place to catch your breath and have a spot of lunch. It’s best to pass by at the end of your stay, since the thick syrup inside the cuberdons will lose its texture after only three weeks.

Open : Tue 12:00 - 18:30; Wed-Sat 9:30 - 18:30, Closed : Sun-Mon.

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Sight Name: A.M.Sweet
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Center Gift Shops  

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