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Speculoos question

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Speculoos question

I have tasted speculoos spread here in NY and I would say it is delicious and a bit like graham crackers in taste. I read a reference here to "crunchy" speculoos. so questions:

1. what kinds of speculoos are there--maybe there are more?

2. I am envisioning crunchy to be a variant much like we have crunchy & smooth peanut butte. Am I correct?

3. are there particularly good brands? Is this a supermarket basic one should pick up? i don't think we can take it in our carry-ons alas.

4.or should I nust nab some here at a Le Pain Quotidien which I believe is a Belgian-based chain anyway? thank you.

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1. Re: Speculoos question

In Europe you would be looking for the Lotus brand which is the one who produces the most Spekuloos. In the US it seems to be called the below.


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2. Re: Speculoos question

1. "Speculoos" normally refers to biscuits (cookies to you) flavoured with a particular mix of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom. The same mixture is used in the spreads developed, following the increasing use of chocolate and hazelnut-based spreads, in recent years (note that LPQ says their speculoos spread is their newest: http://pantry.lepainquotidien.com/organic-speculoos-spread.html), and in some desserts, e.g. ice-cream and cheesecake.

2. I imagine a "crunchy" speculoos spread could only have speculoos (biscuit) crumbs in it - which is indeed the case of the LPQ spread described in the above link.

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