Kruidnoten (Or: Christmas comes earlier every year)

Just like many cultures, the Netherlands has this crazy thing where the Christmas displays and food related items appear earlier and earlier every few years. This year it seems the agreed-upon date for all of the supermarkets was September 1 for Sinterklaas sweets, especially kruidnoten (yum) and gevulde speculaas (double yum – thanks Roger for showing me that one). I made sure my parents went home with a package of that, as it’s a seasonal treat.

At least Albert Heijn realizes that the treats are ending up on the shelves earlier and earlier. Above the seasonal area they had this message:

cant wait for Christmas treats at Albert Heijn

Voor iedereen die kan niet wachten op al het snoopgoed.

For everyone who cannot wait for all of the treats/candy. 🙂

Categories: Culture, Food, Holidays | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

Invading Holland

The story of an accident prone Englishman living in The Netherlands.


the adventures of an American living with a Dutchie

Fauzia's blog

The way I see it


I'm a girl. I bake stuff. I take pictures of cats. I sell books. And I write nonsense. Welcome to my world.

Maria Victoria Smith

The many opinions of a British girl with a Dutch obsession

Expat Since Birth

a blog by a plurilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...

A Flamingo in Italy

Exploring the art, culture, food and more of Italy in general, and Bologna in particular

Roselinde on the Road

Exploring the world to find new perspectives


tussen de randstad en de zee

%d bloggers like this: