Chocolate letter

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Chocolate letter
Chocoladeletter A.jpg
Chocolate letter "A"
Type Chocolate
Place of origin Netherlands
Main ingredients Chocolate
Cookbook: Chocolate letter  Media: Chocolate letter

Chocolate letters are a form of candy associated with the Dutch holiday of Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas). Celebrants of the Sinterklaas celebration are traditionally given their initials made out of chocolate. Various sizes, types and flavours are available.

In order to use the same amount of chocolate for each letter the manufacturer varies the thickness of the letter. This way one letter is not favoured over another, for example the W, or the M over the I or the J.

An often used typeface is Egyptienne.[1]


  1. ^ "Dutch Chocolate Letters Explained!". Dutch Community. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • St. Nicholas Center; explains the origin and current use of chocolate letters in the Netherlands.