News of: Friday, October 26 2007,
The croquet producer Van Dobben organizes an attempt the largest croquet in the world. The result can be seen and tasted on Thorbeckeplein square, Saturday October 27 at 4pm.
Van Dobben organizes the event on the occasion of the fact that the croquet has existed for more than 50 years.
The croquet (see Wikipedia for more explanation) is a typically Dutch warm snack, normally sized about 12 centimeter/5 inches. Normally it has a cylindrical shape and is filled with meat.
The croquet that will be presented tomorrow is 1.3 meter long and 0.6 meter wide.
To make the super croquet, special equipment has been made in the Van Dobben factory, that can contain 2,000 litre of oil.
Croquets can be bought in 'snack bars', that are all over the place, and lunchrooms also typically serve a 'broodje kroket' (sandwich with croquet).
Although Van Dobben sells croquets of good quality, the croquet was introduced by the Amsterdam firm Kwekkeboom. They came with the cow meat croquet in 1945. A Kwekkeboom outlet can be found at Reguliersbreestraat 36 (this is the street connecting Rembrandtplein with Muntplein). A Van Dobben lunchroom is at Korte Reguliersdwstr 5 (map), also just off Rembrantplein.
The presentation and tasting will be at 4pm, on Thorbeckeplein square (next to Rembrandtplein, see map).
Typical Dutch food: broodje kroket