Chocolate-covered pepernooten most popular

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Half a billion chocolate-covered pepernootrn 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 will sell more than the traditional version of the gingerbread treat.

In total, a record 3.15 billion pepernooten were sold in 2010. Of that, 373 million were the chocolate-covered variety. This was an increase of 36 percent compared to 2009.

Van Delft expects pepernooten sales to further increase this year. They say the variety of new flavours and the fact the cookies are available in shops for a longer period of time will help boost sales. 

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