There's Sinterklaas, there are the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkes to eat, and even the makers don't know why
By hundreds of thousands, they will soon be thrown back into shoes and around fireplaces, the Our Lady sweets or “Mariakes”. The classic among Sinterklaas sweets and made in a traditional Belgian way. Why is it that this somewhat corny candy remains so popular? At least not because of crazy marketing, as it turns out.