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