Antwerpse handjes, Antwerp (c)www.milo-profi.be

One of the most known producs of the city of Antwerp , are its biscuits or little chocolates, the Antwerpse Handjes, literally "Antwerp Hands".

Antwerpse handjes, Antwerp (c)www.milo-profi.be

Usually made out of sanddough with almonds or milkchocolate, they symbolise the Antwerp trademark and folklore. 

The little hand refers to the legend of the giant Druoon Antigoon. He demanded a very high toll from the ships that passed by on the river Scheldt. Those who refused to pay had one hand chopped off. Silvius Brabo challenged the giant to a fight, killed him and threw one of the giant's hands in the river.

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