Brugge: Chocolatier Dumon
I hardly buy expensive chocolates and coming from a country where chocolates can be a bit expensive, even the ordinary ones, those cheap ones are already a treat.
My preferences changed when I walked inside the small and cramped Walplein store (which is probably always swarmed with people and you can hardly fit yourself to line up in the counter) of Chocolatier Dumon. With the sights and smell of all things chocolates, including asparagus chocolates, I felt transported to a world I can only imagine or at least watch in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie (Johnny Depp is hot!).
Chocolatier Dumon is owned by Stephan Dumon is considered one of the best in Brugge. Actually you can find a lot of chocolate shops in Brugge, almost in every corner like how 7/11 is in America or in my country. Chocolatier Dumon has two in Brugge, one in Eiermarkt and in Walplein while the main atelier is in Torhout as well as the original shop.
that’s Madam Dumon behind all those chocolate boxes while her daughter seemed surprised while I was taking photos of their window.
The one in Walplein is run by Madam Dumon and her three children, of only one I’ve seen. At first she wasn’t so friendly especially when I asked if I can take photos of her masterpieces (she shrugged her shoulders in an unfriendly way) but her face started to light up when I told MK I want to buy one box of the kersebonbons (cherry bonbons). She even gave me a sample and it taste really so good.
I love it those bonbons to death. If ever you are in Brugge, do drop by in one of their store. The cherry bonbons is the one I’d recommend but they have other varieties which I am sure are all to die for. If you wanna more about Chocolatier Dumon, visit their site, http://www.chocolatierdumon.be/