Before we start talking about chocolates, I must tell you I’m not a big fan of them. They are a rare treat for me, and I’m extremely picky when it comes to taste and texture. So, to glamour a person like me, it would have to be a hell of a good truffle. And it is.
Puccini Bomboni has three stores in Amsterdam, and they are located in very convenient places for the tourists. Their chocolates are of great quality and exquisite intriguing flavours. As you walk in, you can immediately see all their truffles carefully arranged over the counter on glass displays. But hold on, if you are a big chocolate fan, the temptation of choosing far too many truffels might be too overwhelming, but I assure you they are quite filling and I can’t even eat more than one a day (even though I love them so much).
Make sure to take your time to shop there, since you must choose your truffles carefully by telling the attendant which ones you want, while she puts it in a box or bag for you and then weights it on the scale. If the shop is full, it might take sometime but it’s so worth it. If you are a chocolate lover, this store absolutely needs to be in your to-go list.
The chocolates are made with the finest ingredients and they don’t use any preservatives, so you can only keep them for about 7 to 10 days – I don’t think that will be a problem considering you will have finished eating them by that time.
My top truffle choices
Walnoot melk (Walnut Milk, Framboos (Raspberry), Mint, Kaneel (Cinnamon), Vanille maanzaad (Vanilla Poppyseed), and my dearest of all: Sweet pepper.
They not only sell truffles per kilo, but they also have chocolate bars and other chocolate boxes to sell. Out of the boxes they sell on the shelves, I highly recommend you grab the chocolate covered almonds, they are to die for.
Shopping tip: if you only want to go for chocolates after you are done shopping or sightseeing, the store on the Oudekerksplein 17a is open until 10pm everyday.
The pictures from this post were taken at the shop on Singel 184.
Staalstraat 17, Oudekerksplein 17a, and Singel 184, all in Amsterdam.