Thursday, October 21, 2010

Snack Time

During the afternoon of our third day in Amsterdam, we had lots of snacks and drinks, all things we couldn't get at home. (At least that's what we thought at the time.)

First, we stopped in to the cafe at the Van Gogh Museum after our visit and tried this drink:

It was nice and refreshing, not too sweet, with a raspberry flavor. It was also carbonated, which was a surprise to us.

On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at Albert Heijn. We got a couple of 100% fruit drinks:

The one I picked out (on the left) was a combination of apple, pear and raspberry. A picked out the other, which was called "summer juice", a combination of pear and cherry. We must have picked correctly, because we each preferred the one we picked out.

Then it was time to dig into the stroopwafels we bought the other day:

They were so good. Kind of rich and sweet, but such a tasty snack. We wanted more (but figured they weren't too healthy). A couple of weeks ago we were at Trader Joe's and were so happy when we discovered mini stroopwafels there (called "delicious caramel bites"). But they tasted different, which really disappointed me. The ones in Holland were so much crisper, the caramel didn't pull, it was just a perfectly textured wafer snack. I just checked and they are made by the same company with all the same ingredients! As A was saying to me, it must be something in the transportation from Holland to the US that loses some of the awesomeness (kind of like how Heineken tastes better and less bitter in Holland than it does here). I guess we should have bought some stroopwafels there to take home!

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