Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Speculoos. What is it about Dutch and Belgian food words, like Speculoos (or Speculaas) and Kapsalon that make them sound so epic? If you’ve eaten a Speculoos covered waffle from the The Wafflery you may find that the taste is epic too. It’s like Golden Grahams Cereal in dessert sauce form. But as good as it is, Speculoos didn’t originate as a spread.
Where is it from: The Netherlands and Belgium.
What is it: Speculoos is actually a cookie, similar in composition to a biscuit or shortbread. Traditionally, it was baked to be eaten on St Nicholas’ Eve in the Netherlands (Dec. 5) and Belgium (Dec. 6). These thin, crunchy cookies are typically made using butter, sugar and a combination of spices including: cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and sometimes ginger. They were then stamped with depictions of St. Nicholas. These days the cookies are available year-round. But they typically remain stamped with images, sometimes relating to the story of St. Nicholas, sometimes featuring representations of people, animals and daily life.

Grab yourself a lovely Bottle and Spread it on just about anything. Buy it now

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