Want to take the taste of Tongeren home with you? You can choose from several unique regional products.
The 'caëderkükske' is a delicious coconut shortbread biscuit in the shape of a 'dodecahedron'. This mysterious Roman object can also be found at the Gallo-Roman Museum. If you like aniseed, the Tongeren ‘mop’ is for you. You´ll find both types of biscuit nicely packaged at almost all bakers and patisserie shops in the city centre.
These filled milk and fondant chocolates are shaped like Ambiorix. The stylish box contains 20 chocolates.
Steenuil chocolate truffles
Tongeren truffles in milk and fondant chocolate filled with Haspengouw fruits.
Thirsting for a nip of something delicious? Try Caesaar'ke, a tasty brandy made of malted barley and rye, also known as 'Tongers Witteke'. Or are you in more of a hops frame of mind? The local Amburon is a top fermented beer with a fruity aroma. Try an Amburon Blond (7 %) or an Amburon Pils (5.2 %). Amburon is unfiltered and available on tap or in a bottle.
Tasty and healthy: watercress is packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Limburg watercress is amongst the best in the country and each day finds its way to the Brussels early morning market. Ask for it in the Tongeren fresh products stores.
Pipo Fruit juices
The Pipo apple juice of Fruitdomein Truilingen comes straight from the tree. During the harvest months, the freshly-picked apples are immediately pressed and in some cases mixed with other Haspengouw fruits, such as blackberries, raspberries, cherries, pears and strawberries. The result? Pure nectar of the gods
You´ll also find most of these regional products available at Tongeren Tourism, where you can also purchase other souvenirs such as small Ambiorix replicas or a Roman milestone.
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