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Enjoy a Smoothie-on-a-Stick by BonBons Bonaire!

“Baby, it’s hot outside!”

As Bonaire goes into its warmest months, thoughts turn to refreshing, cool, fruity desserts and treats.  And it doesn’t get better than BonBons Bonaire’s “Smoothie-on-a-Stick.”

We last checked in with BonBons Bonaire on Valentine’s Day, 2017, but we heard that Pastry Chef Janos Aan Vermaat had created another new luscious treat to try–Smoothie-on-a-Stick.  With lots of wonderful ice cream products on Bonaire, Janos wanted to create something new, something innovative, and something that everyone will enjoy.

So the Bonaire Insider visited Janos in his new atelier du chocolate, in Sabana, where he had recently relocated to have a larger area in which to work.

BonBons Bonaire's Smoothie-on-a-Stick

Making Bonbons the old-fashioned way!

Upon arrival, we found Janos up to his elbows in white chocolate, making the elegant and extremely delicate exterior shells for his famous bonbons.  Because Janos had to work quickly, we stopped to watch him work.

The chocolate must be just the right temperature, so Janos first heated it up.  He then ladled the melted chocolate into the bonbon molds, and then he must shake and rattle them to remove any air bubbles.  After removing any excess chocolate, the molds are set to dry.  Later, they will be filled with a variety of delicious interior fillings, such as Ruby Chocolate or Passionfruit.

Finally, the bonbons are covered and sealed with another delicate coating of white chocolate.  This is a painstaking and laborious process, but it is one which Janos loves and obviously excels at.

Janos uses only the best of chocolates for his hand-made bonbons.

Smoothie-on-a-Stick, BonBons Bonaire’s latest innovation.

Finally, the exterior shells were setting, and Janos could tell us about his new product, Smoothie-on-a-Stick.  He has made three lip-smacking creations, Virgin Mojito, Passionfull Passionfruit, and Strawberry & Chocolate.  I had to try one, and so, loving mint, there was only one for me–the Virgin Mojito.

The treat was creamy, cool, and the subtle mint flavor was absolutely delicious.  I would have willingly had another one……or  two, but I kept myself in check.  Janos’ Smoothie-on-a-stick is the perfect antidote for Bonaire’s hot and dry season!

Where to taste-test a Smoothie-on-a-Stick.

One of the best and most popular locations to try out Janos’ Smoothie-on-a-Stick is at the island’s Taste of Bonaire events, and there just happens to be one this coming Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 in Wilhelmina Park.  Here’s a little tip–Janos usually has some wonderful special treat created just for the Taste of Bonaire events. The special dessert for this month’s Taste sounds out-of-this-world!  It’s a gold bar and pearl made out of chocolate with an edible $100 bill.  Imagine the selfie eating such a treat!

 Also, a Smoothie-on-a-Stick can be purchased at the Unit 7 Shop in the Terramar Shopping Mall on the oceanfront promenade.

Enjoy a little burst of cool, mouth-watering flavor on your next visit to Bonaire!

(Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)

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Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 


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