Don’t be fooled by the cutesy pink-and-brown 1950s-style décor: Confiserie Mélanie’s offbeat handmade chocolates (€7.50/100g) are some of the most adventurous in town: mushroom-olive, garlic, rosemary and wasabi, all made by friendly shopkeeper Sabine Dubenkropp.
Yet the biggest surprise might be how un-shocking some combinations are to the palette (the mushroom-olive, for instance, tastes more like a salty nut). On the other hand, there’s just no adequate description for the amazing wasabi truffle. The sweetness and cocoa balance the wasabi’s heat, but the flavour is still prominent enough to clear your sinuses.
If you’re a spicy adventurer, this is your place, and for the mild at heart, there are less extreme varieties (try the rosemary), as well as plain old chocolate bars and candies. We recommend the combo: €1.90 for two mini choco treats and a coffee.