The secret? Keep it simple. Chocolaterie Sweertvaegher’s recipe has not changed since 1933. “That’s what people like about us, it’s the taste from their youth,” explains Sheila Vanden Heede, who works in the store together with owner Jan Verougstraete. They make each and every chocolate from the atelier located in their home. Chocolate in simple flavours – no added chilli or caramel; just the way chocolate is supposed to taste. “We use fresh products,
no dyes, and make chocolate the way it’s been done for 84 years.” If you favour white chocolate though, you are at the wrong address.