Dutch coffee caramel sweets / Haagsche hopjes
Dutch sweets with a slight coffee and caramel flavour that originated in the 18th century. Every Dutchie will recognise this flavour and familiar brand.
These are the original Haagsche hopjes made by Rademaker.
Dutch hopjes trivia
Rademaker was the first in the Netherlands to wrap individual sweets in printed paper.
The 'hopje' is named after Baron Hendrik Hop, who was recalled as an envoy in Brussels when the French invaded Belgium in 1792. He moved into rooms above the confectioners Van Haaren & Nieuwerkerk. He was addicted to coffee and the story goes that one night he left his coffee with sugar and cream on the heater, where it evaporated. On tasting the resulting substance, he loved it. His doctor advised him not to drink coffee so he asked the confectioner Theodorus van Haaren to make him some "lumps of coffee". After some experimenting, Van Haaren created a sweet made of coffee, caramel, cream and butter
- 1 sealed bag
- Net weight: 200g
We also stock the Haagsche Hopjes in a tin!