Sophie's Sweets & Chocolates lies in the shadow of the monumental three towers which form the historic heart of Ghent. Craftsmen or itinerant merchants used to sell their local products here. This tradition is now being continued, with a modern twist.

Sophie’s Sweets & Chocolates sells local products made using traditional recipes, with a strong focus on sustainability and a healthy attitude.

They specialise in Gentse Draakjes, dragon-shaped chocolate pralines with a crispy caramel or raspberry filling.

The shop also sells nougat, gingerbread, biscuits and waffles, sweets, chocolates and other Ghent specialities (‘cuberdons’, ‘wippers’, ‘gewassen krieken’ and ginger snaps).

Make sure you also visit the branch at Jan Breydelstraat 1.

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