More about the Antwerp 'hand':
|The HAND as a SWEET|
|The ANTWERP HAND as a
sweet appeared in 1934. In that year the Association of Antwerp Confectioners,
at the research of a typical biscuit, organized a competition.
Because of its shape the winner was a tasteful little hand...
|mm!||Belgium is renowned for its high quality pralines and chocolates!||mm!|
|The first CHOCOLATE HANDS (dark chocolate with coffee taste, or milk chocolate with nut taste) were created in 1971. Another kind of chocolate hand was born in 1982: the one filled with a mixture of marzipan and "ELIXIR d'ANVERS".|
In the meantime came a fusion of both associations of bakers and
of confectioners (1975). This provincial Union (Province of Antwerp) put
the ANTWERP HAND and Antwerp colours (RED and WHITE)