Café Zeezicht has ended its ban on US products including bourbon, American brands of potato crisps and sauces. Even a Belgian mineral water was hit by ban: Chaudefontaine, which is part of the Coca-Cola group.
“Biden is president, so we will stop our boycott. That’s what we promised” says the publican.
Café Zeezicht on the Dageraadplaats in Antwerp is currently closed due to corona restrictions, but is doing take-aways.
“We’ll be selling American cigarettes once again. It was a pain finding a good alternative for tabasco and Coca-Cola is really irreplaceable. In recent years we worked with a Belgian brewer who supplied a good coke, but we promised to bring back the original”.
“Of course it was our boycott that helped to get Biden elected” jokes Mr Joris. “I’m still very proud of the statement we made”.