Here it is...I'm a cheater. Fruits, veggies and whole grains do not completely make up my diet. I have a weakness for cookies. When you live in a land that is known for their tasty treats, it is hard - even for me - to be a good girl.
AND when the cookies come nicely packaged like this one, it is very hard to resist, again even for me - the queen of resistance to temptation. The packaging just screams EAT ME!!!
I got this delectable number - a speculaas (vegan, of course), to be specific - with my coffee at a random cafe named Orient located in the infamous oude markt - the world's longest cafe. Photo of oude markt is from here.
Every coffee in Belgium (and in the surrounding countries based on my personal experience) comes with a cookie or a piece of chocolate. I was told that it started with the top hotels as a way to keep their clients from spending their money inside the hotel. But soon enough the surrounding cafes started doing it to lure the customers. Some places like my favorite cafe located on Parijsstraat in Leuven even offer both a chocolate AND cookie.