Thompson Lakes and Mountains has just introduced a new tool, Secret Sweets From Europe. The interactive map showcases treats from 9 different getaway hotspots across Europe. The sugary guide is sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of any vacationer, whether it be a daring dessert sampler or a picky eater, Thompson Lakes and Mountains’ tool features something for everyone. The map tells travelers the best place to go to sample each sweet treat as well as provides the recipe just in case the cravings continue after the vacation ends. For those of us with allergies, it can be a bit difficult to be adventurous with what we put in our bellies. It becomes even more difficult when the baker or chef speaks an entirely different language. Secret Sweets From Europe offers a solution by listing the ingredients so we can taste the delicacies of the world without the risk of an allergic reaction. Each description on the Secret Sweets map. also includes a brief history of the dessert, so travelers can learn more about European cultures just by using their taste buds.
Some highlights from the map:
France – The C lafoutis is the baked fruit dessert from Limousin packed with black cherries, supposedly derived from the Occitan word ‘fill’. Fill up, indeed!
Italy – The nougat-like treat Mandorlato Torrone is local to a small commune named Cologna Veneta. The region in the Province of Verona even has its own annual nougat festival!
Austria – If you’re in Salzburg, be sure to sample the Nockerl, a dumpling-style dessert iconic to Austrian cuisine. The powdered sugar dusting is meant to signify the snow-covered mountain peaks.
Spain – The Torrija serves up what is essentially a variation of French toast, originating over 500 years ago and often made with alcohol.
Germany – The Berliner Pfannkuchen is the dessert responsible for JFK calling himself a doughnut which, while not strictly true, adds some humorous history to a tasty treat.
Portugal – Lisbon’s Bolo Rei is a traditional cake covered with candied fruit often eaten around Christmas time.
Check out all 27 Secret Sweets HERE.
Secret Sweets From Europe will make your next trip absolutely delicious.