Sinterklaas is coming to town! The Sinterklaas festivity is probably the most typical Dutch festivity out there, celebrated on 5 December. Likely you’ve heard of it when you’re planning your trip to Amsterdam. Sinterklaas is the best celebration when it comes to treats. And the best of the best treats can now be find at the deli of East57!
Everyone who visits East57 now and then, knows that the o so popular, delicious and fair-trade chocolate bars of Tony’s Chocolonely are available at the deli. But when it’s time for Sinterklaas, these bars turn into the well-known Sinterklaas chocolate letters. This year we extend the offer of delicacies with filled speculaas (type of bisquits), speculaas-coconut treats, and little bags of the all-time-favorite pepernoten. And since we, at East57, love to share, you’ll get to choose a delicacy with every cup of coffee on the actual festive date, December 5th.
Ever since the 16th century, the so-called pepernoten were part of the Dutch tradition. Sinterklaas spoiled kids with candies called pepernoten, made of dough, pepper and seedcake. The pepernoten of today have evolved a lot and taste quite differently. For a really tasty experience, you head to De Pepernotenwinkel. The shop has over 50 different tastes. From chocolate with caramel, raspberry or tiramisu to anise, ginger or cinnamon. And the remarkable thing about this shop is; you don’t even have to wait for Sinterklaas! Your favorites are available at all year round!
De pepernotenfabriek Van Delft
In Holland we cannot get enough of pepernoten. Besides the supermarkets, bakeries and De Pepernotenwinkel, De Pepernotenfabriek Van Delft is opening a pop-up store in the Albert Heijn Supermarkt in the southern part of Amsterdam. This producer is the official supplier of Sinterklaas himself, and is the largest and oldest pepernoten factory of the world. This year, De Pepernotenfabriek Van Delft added the ‘roomboter kruidnoot’, which is the most traditional pepernoot you could ever imagine. And of course, a new wave of flavours cannot be missed. What do you think of salty-caramel or stroopwafel (another Dutch delicacy)? Truffles or cappuccino? White chocolate or blueberry pie? Seroendeng or sweet chili paprika? It’s almost impossible to not find your favourite taste in here!
Well, we are ready for this candy carnival!