Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sweet Treats in Brussels


When we were in Brussels a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised by all the sweet shops, chocolate shops, beer gardens and waffle stands. I knew that Belgium was famous for their sweet, thick waffles and that Belgium chocolate and beer was some what well known. But I really underestimated the impact that these treats have on the tourist. 

There are streets full of people standing against walls eating waffles covered in all sorts of toppings. Sweet, tart, you name it, there was a topping for it. And the beer... I swear my hubs was like a kid in a candy shop. He will always be a loyal Austrian beer drinker but he sure does enjoy a good Belgium, too. And how cute are those little Manneken Pis chocolates? There were giant chocolate boys peeing in the shop windows and the whole thing just made my 5 year old boy giggle. I lived in Switzerland so I know how important chocolate is to people, but dang, there are so many chocolate shops in Brussels with a sorts of new and unique treats. 

Over all, the treat factor in Brussels was on par and definitely a plus for our trip into the city. Let's just say that those strawberry and warm chocolate covered waffles were like nothing I've ever had... so good!! 



33 comments:

  1. Okay, I definitely need this shop in Los Angeles. I'd be there everyday!

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  2. Beer and chocolate - sounds good to me! :)

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  3. Looks so good!! I have such a sweet tooth maybe I need to plan a trip to Brussels lol

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  4. All those treats look SO good! It's a good thing I don't live in Brussels, or that's all I'd eat!

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  5. Oh wow, I would love to go to Belgium. I want to go to the Tomorrowland EDM festival in Boom. Brussels looks likw it has so much good food!

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  6. What??? This is like the perfect shop... Beers and sweets:) I could use some Belgian chocolate in my life! Haha

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  7. This is my kind of heaven!

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  8. Oh why can't I be there to shop at that goodie store!

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  9. Looks ABSOLUTELY delicious!!! I am loving reading your travel adventures :)

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  10. This looks amazing!! www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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  11. Ok you are making me hungry for some of those goodies, I would have to head to World Market where I could find some of these Belgium treats!!!

    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Friday Features this week, I hope you enjoy your weekend!
    Karren

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  12. Well, the one takeaway for me is that I need to go to Brussels. Love the pictures!

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  13. Hi Ashleigh, What could be better than a Belgium waffle covered in Belgium chocolate, I'd be in heaven! I had no idea, there was more than waffles, chocolate and beer either. It's amazing how many different nougats and candies there are! Thank you for sharing this with us! It's fun co-hosting #OMHGWW with you! Enjoy your trip!

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  14. Oh my…these treats are making my mouth water. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! It's so nice to co-host #OMHGWW with you =) Have a wonderful week!

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  15. Wow, you are so well traveled, Ashleigh! What a great experience and the desserts look amazing. Good to co-host with you again at #OMHGWW

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  16. Oh my! I need a midnight snack now! These images are amazing!!

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  17. Imagine 250 beers to pick from? The pictures are all wonderful.

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  18. Oh Ashleigh, these treats look simply AMAZING!!! Wow! I totally want to go whip something up in the kitchen (although it's a little hot for that now).

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

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  19. I miss dipping strawberries into chocolate in Godiva store at Grand Place ;)...also at Neuhaus ;). Love to see all those sweets. I only stayed for 3 months in Bruxelles but Loved it so much ;)

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  20. We went to Belgium a few years back for our honeymoon and it was so much fun! Loved all the shops like these :) Looks like you had a very fun and yummy time!

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  21. Dear God... everything looks amazing! I want all the sweet treats!!! looks like you had a blast!

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  22. Annnnnd now I want to go to Brussels just to indulge in these treats! Yum!

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  23. Always loved going to Brussels strolling the open air markets and finding all kinds of good stuff to eat and drink .

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  24. Oh yum!! This makes me miss those amazing waffles in Brussels!

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  25. mmmmm those all look amazing!!! Reminds me of some of the pastries in Turkey. xx, Bee style-island.com

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  26. Wow beer and sweets! count me in!

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  27. these sweet treats look delicious. i would love to go to belguim and try some new snacks/desserts

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  28. I loved the waffles in Antwerp? To die for!

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  29. Wow, these are making my mouth water!! Gorgeous pictures.

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  30. I love eating my way through places when I travel too. This looks like so much fun!

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  31. Oooh everything looks so delicious but those waffles! I would love one r!ight now

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