The crispy, salty, deep-fried Groninger specialty has been combined with white chocolate, whilst ‘Wadden sea salt’, and ‘Wijvenkoek’ flavours are also available
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Groningen region has a number of ‘must-tastes’ for new residents; most famously the ‘Eierbal’. This fried treat consists of a boiled egg, enrobed in meat and potato ‘spiced’ puree and then coated in a crisp shell. It’s available from across the city, and now its unique flavour has been combined with chocolate to create a memorable Groningen-tinged gift, reports the GIC.
The new eierbal-flavoured chocolate is available at the Groningen shop in the Forum; and is part of a whole range of themed chocolate bars. The essence of ‘Wijvenkoek’: a spiced spongy breakfast cake from the Province, has been combined with milk chocolate into an anise-tinged bar, too, and Wadden Sea Salt has been added to dark chocolate.
But it’s the Eierbal and white chocolate flavour that stands out the most, apparently gently curry-spiced by the chocolate adventurists Chocoladedroom in Niekerk. All three flavours are available in the Forum and online, priced at 6,95 for a 100(!) gramme bar.