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March 23, 2008

Chef Thor's ball collection
From golden-brown to white, spinach-gorgonzola, mango-mirin and thai coconut bitterballs

From the original creator of Amsterdam’s Supperclub (the real one, not the other one), Chef Thor is now ready to debut his latest collection of bitterballs. The bitterbal is a ‘traditional’ Dutch drinking snack, a round, deep-fried croquette filled with molten lava. The national joke is that each time you eat a portion of bitterballs you will burn and blister your tongue. In terms of national jokes I do prefer masochistic snacks to ignorant politicians with absurd notions about national identity, although lately we seem to be multi-tasking pretty well.

Chef Thor's gorgonzola spinach bitterball
Molten spinach gorgonzola lava

Chef Thor’s ‘love bites’ come in a collection of three different flavour combinations; spinach-gorgonzola, sweet teriyaki mango, and thai coconut curry with curry with peas. Voss has spent the past year developing the recipe in conjunction with Dutch bitterbal snack company, van Dobbe.

Chef Thor's croqueta d'amor con siete sabors
The unsurpassable Croqueta d’Amor, 7 flavours

Chef Thor's bitterball collection
Get ‘em all

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  1. Do they ship to the south of France?

    Comment by Kristi — March 23, 2008 @ 23:09

  2. Dunno, check the LoveBites website. Don’t see why not…

    Comment by Debra van Culiblog — March 24, 2008 @ 0:31

  3. oof my favorite - fried battered balls filled with delicious sounding things!

    Comment by foodhoe — March 31, 2008 @ 19:25

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