Thursday, March 6, 2014

Things I Love: Speculoos Spread

You know when you try something for the first time and it's love at first bite? That's what happened to me with Speculoos spread. I'd never heard of it before Rachel brought it to my Pancake Day celebration. What is it you ask? Pure heaven. It's a cookie butter with the consistency of Nutella and a sweet gingerbread flavor.


I've loved the speculoos cookie for a long time. It's often served in cafes with tea or coffee; and on Delta airlines flights. I learned that speculoos is the generic name for the cookie, and the brand name that I am most familiar with is Biscoff made by Lotus. Did you know that these cookies have been made in a small town in Belgium since 1932? And, they've been offered as an in-flight treat since 1984?

I'm not a big fan of traditional gingerbread cookies or ginger snaps; I find them too spicy. These cookies, and this spread, are the right balance of spicy and sweet. It has a nice caramel flavor that goes perfectly with...well, anything, really.

Good news for my American friends. These European-style cookies and this delicious spread are available in the States! Here's a website that will help you track them down.

I know it seems like it, but I'm not receiving any compensation from this overly-enthusiastic review. However, if the Lotus company stumbles upon this post and would like for me to become a taster for their products, please feel free to get in touch. 


  1. For anyone who has access to Trader Joe's, they also sell a similar "Cookie Butter" there!