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Issue 2: Bruges
Hello or "Bonjour" as they say in Bruges.
This week I was writing up hot chocolates I had in Bruges, Belgium (pre-covid). Just one hour by train from Brussels, Bruges is a chocolate lovers dream come true.
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How to order a hot chocolate in Bruges: Je voudrais un chocolat chaud s'il vous plait.
A Hot Chocolate at The Old Chocolate Shop, Bruges
There are a growing handful of places around the world that have taken hot chocolate and turned it into a religion, and their cafes a place to worship them. This is on that list.
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A Hot Chocolate at De Proeverie, Bruges
They have pictures of dogs dressed up in suits on the walls. Need I say more... Click here for more.
For your next trip to Bruges
Take a virtual tour of Bruges right now.
Then plan your next trip here.
Stop by The Chocolate Line for bean to bar chocolate in crazy flavour combinations.
Take a boat trip. Bruges is known for its beautiful canals
And in other hot chocolate news…
It seems drinking chocolate can protect your heart when you're stressed. That's not just me saying so, recent research says so as well!
Brexit is making things difficult for British hot chocolate makers trying to sell and source materials across the channel.
Food & Wine published the 50 Best Chocolate makers and shops in America and many of my favourites are featured, including my old go to for hot chocolate Guittard and Cacao and Cardamon (I miss you so!).
Stop motion tutorial for a decadent cake layered with chocolate frosting made entirely of lego (very cool, not just for kids).
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"You just need a little perspective. Warmed chocolate can give you that.”
— Giada De Laurentiis