Chocolate-covered pepernoten most popular
Half a billion chocolate-covered pepernoten cookies are expected to be sold this holiday season. According to the cookie’s leading producer Van Delft, this may be the first time a specialty variety sells more than the traditional version of the gingerbread treat.
In total, a record 3.15 billion pepernoten were sold in 2010. Of those, 373 million were the chocolate-covered variety. That's an increase of 36 percent compared to 2009.
Van Delft expects sales to increase further this year. They say the variety of new flavours and the fact the cookies are available in shops for a longer period will help boost sales.
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