Everyone knows Belgium is famous for its chocolate and waffles, but have you heard of the other sweet Belgian treat, the cuberdon?
Cuberdons: A Sweet Brussels Souvenir
Cuberdons are a Belgian candy, easily identified by their cone-shape and deep purple color. Cuberdons (also called the Ghent Nose) are made from a sweet mix of red berries, their hard outer shell encasing a gooey center.
Where to Buy Belgian Cuberdons
You’ll find cuberdons at every candy shop in Brussels as well as throughout the rest of Belgium. I found more mass-market versions at the local supermarket.
Buy cuberdons while you’re visiting Belgium because it’s rare to find these Belgian treats outside the country. Cuberdons aren’t generally exported because of their limited shelf life (they are good for only a few weeks before they start to crystalize and harden). I googled them to death and could find nowhere in the United States that sells them (not even in New York, which seems to import nearly everything).
If you can’t get enough of the distinct cuberdon flavor, have no fear– you can buy all sort of cuberdon-flavored souvenirs. I saw cuberdon flavored jams, syrup, ice cream and even beer.
Have you tried Belgian cuberdons?
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What to Buy: Cuberdons
Where to Get it: In Brussels, any candy shop or farmer’s market. In Ghent, look for the open air carts in the town center.
What to Know: Cuberdons get hard after a few weeks, so plan on enjoying soon, or go for longer-lasting cuberdon flavored products. Also look out for specialties to enjoy while in Belgium like cuberdon ice cream.[/box]