The city certainly doesn't offer a ton of different stores, but I really enjoy browsing around the little shops without the intention of necessarily buying anything.
Anyway, there is a very special place in Eckernförde that is definitely worth stopping by - especially for everyone that has a sweet tooth like I do! The place I’m talking about is in fact a candy factory (in German 'Bonbonkocherei') where you can see how the candies are made and also purchase a ton of different sweets. Although I should warn you: Especially on Sundays it’s really busy in there!
However, this place also includes a separate chocolate factory in an outbuilding which I stepped into as it was much less crowded. And let’s be honest: I prefer chocolate over wine gum and hard candies anyway.
For me, it’s always interesting to see which types of chocolate they have to offer when I go in there, as those tend to vary throughout the different seasons. For instance, you can get ‘apple-cinnamon’ in winter and something like ‘strawberry’ or ‘orange’ in spring and summer.
All of the different chocolates just look so nice and appetizing next to each other! ^_^
The store totally awakens my inner child: You can grab a little bag and a gripper, walk around looking at all the chocolates and pick those that appeal to you. In the end, a nice woman weighs the bag and you pay the respective price for your chocolates.
These are the chocolates that I ended up getting:
I pretty much liked all of them, but the 'dark chocolate & seasalt' one is probably my favourite. There seems to be something about the sweet + salty combination that just always appeals to me!
Do you also have a favourite 'Sunday-place' that you like to visit? I'd love to know your insider tips! ☺