Nutella is a creamy chocolate hazelnut spread that was developed in Italy and released in 1963. Since then, the spread has gained fans all over the world, including in the United States, where it is becoming ever-more popular. Nutella isn’t the only European spread gaining in popularity: Biscoff spread is a new treat that is rapidly gaining fans of its own.
Biscoff spread is a peanut butter-like spread made of speculoos cookies. Speculoos are buttery, brown sugar and spice-flavored cookies that are similar to gingersnaps and are popular in the Netherlands (and elsewhere). They’re traditionally served around the Christmas season. The spread is made of speculoos cookies (Biscoff brand, which are widely available) that are turned into a thick spread with the addition of sugar, vegetable oil and other all natural ingredients. The spread is smooth and creamy, with a deep brown sugar, butter and spice flavor to it. In other words, it is a spreadable cookie and it is delicious.
The spread isn’t available at all grocery stores, but many are starting to carry it and you can find it at markets that specialize in imported foods, as well as online. Trader Joe’s also recently started carrying it, packaged as “Speculoos Cookie Butter.” The spread is excellent on bread, biscuits or even simply spread onto crackers. You can work it into baking applications, too, using it in a similar way to peanut butter. The spread is addictive and you probably won’t have any problem coming up with new ways to use it in your own kitchen – including sneaking a spoonful or two straight from the jar.
nhf7170August 26, 2013
I love the cookies. Delta gives them out on their flights. I didn’t realize they made a spread. I’ll bet it’s great on pear slices 🙂
AlineDecember 28, 2013
Found it at Cost Plus World market @$4.99 a jar!
Natasa SevolevaFebruary 8, 2014
I LOVE Biscoff !!! and the spread is what we always made as kids, you know, shoving a whole bunch of these cookies in our mouths and chewing but now swallowing! it makes a great paste in your mouth. Now it’s available in a jar, already half digested! I use it EVEYWHERE !
Natalie EuleyApril 28, 2014
This stuff is my favorite! It tastes just like Teddy Grahams. I love to spread it on fruit, pretzels, granola bars, just anything. I absolutely despise peanut butter, and this stuff can replace peanut butter almost anywhere. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
WimMay 8, 2014
Speculaas (known in the rest of the world as airline cookie or biscoff) is a Belgian traditional cookie. You can find it in bakeries everywhere (usually it’s less sweet than the ones Lotus makes). The woman who created the cookie spread did so to make a “healthier” spread for her kids. Traditionally we just dunk it in coffee and put it on bread, bite in it and let the magic happen. Obviously coffee isn’t good for kids, hence the instant success of the spread. But, assuming you’re old enough, you should really try it with coffee and bread, I find it much better that way
margreetSeptember 12, 2014
I came across this site was intrigued by the name speculoos, am Dutch live on a tropical island and saw this stuff in a supermarket, very expensive .We name the cookies speculaas The cookies we can get here to(from Holland), I just put 2 cookies in a sandwich, delicious!!