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Welcome on the Old Dutch candystore
The Zoethoudertje offers you a range of nostalgic and delicious sweets.
From 1880 got the sweet cubes called "Hague hopjes.
The candy became very popular within all layers of the population.
Because the recipe was not protected many companies saw this an opportunity.
The number of producers grew considerably: in 1900 there were sixty hopjes companies that made and sold.
All claimed they were the only real hopjes it.
The struggle to be recognized as the only real producer hopjes lasted nearly a century.
Only in the nineties of the last century, a Dutch government commission decided that no manufacturer is the only real Hopje hopjes can put on his.
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Ingredients: sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable fat, vegetable oil, salt, coffee extract (0.2%), caramel color