Quirk of the Month: Message On a Chocolate Bar

Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of letters, cards, and presents from friends and relatives. One thoughtful gift I got is big bar of chocolate from an Amsterdam café-bakery called La Place.

The design on the bar says in Dutch, “Soms heb je gewoon chocolate veriend,” which translates to “Sometimes you just earned a chocolate.” It was enough to put a smile on my face, especially with what I’ve been going through for the past few months.

Wenschocolade, €3.95 each

My best friend Jackie, who now lives in The Netherlands with her fiancé, had this lovely package hand-delivered to me in the Philippines through our friend RJ who visited her recently.

In true AO fashion (in reverence to my resourceful boyfriend who now flies the heavenly skies), I googled to see what La Place is all about. It’s too bad the official website has no English translation, so I turned to TripAdvisor for reviews. The average rating is a 4 and 5 out of five. The café boasts of a wide selection of desserts, breakfast food, and of course, coffee.

Instagram photo using the earlybird filter

Instagram photo using the earlybird filter

La Place definitely goes on my list of places to visit. I’m planning a long hiatus to The Netherlands soon.

Dank u, Jackie!

January 25, 2013

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