mon 02 mar 2009 10:09:36 witte de withstraat
bitterballen sales up 14%
volkskrant and other dutch newspapers are carrying the story that sales of bitterballen have risen 14% during the last year. for van dobben (famous bitterballenmakers) sales even rose 60%.
commentators can't easily explain the surge in popularity, but the concensus is that people in an economic crisis fall back on comfort snacks. the culinary journalist johannes van dam says "the combination of a creamy interior and crispy outside is something very special."
i think i myself have been eating 14% more bitterballen than before. something is definitely going on.