In 1919 the director of licorice factory, Venco, invented white sprinkles with aniseed flavor as a bread topping. According to the archive of the municipality of Amsterdam, a rough day in autumn brought him the idea: it was hailing. The original recipe of hagelslag can still be found in this archive.
Chocolate factory Venz was the first to produce chocolate sprinkles (chocolade hagelslag) as a bread topping. Hagelslag is pretty common in Holland, Belgium and former Dutch colonies (Indonesia and Suriname).
Hagelslag is only allowed to be called “chocolade hagelslag” if it contains 32% or more cocoa. Venz en Hagelslag De Ruijter are the most famous brands of Dutch chocolate sprinkles. Nowadays hagelslag is available in many different flavors: milk, dark and white chocolate, but also anise sprinkles and ground anise seed are available. Try these Dutch ground anise seed now!
- De Ruijter ground anise seed from Holland
- Ground sugared anise seed is a popular Dutch topping
- De Ruijter ground anise seed is delicious on ice cream, cakes, and pudding
- De Ruijter is famous for its hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) and anise sprinkles
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