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Biscoff Cookies (The Airline Cookie) Anywhere in LA?

  • Suebee May 25, 2008 09:31 AM
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Hi All,

A dear friend and coworker is moving on to medical school next month so we wanted to get her something special. A little off the beaten path, but she adores Biscoff cookies (aka The Airline Cookie) and can not find them anywhere in LA. When she flies, I think, Delta and United, they're served on board so she hordes them but when her stash is gone, it's gone!

Amazon sells them but I was hoping to find them somewhere locally.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Suebee

http://www.amazon.com/Gourmet-Center-...

http://www.biscoff.com/gourmet/shop

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  1. I've seen them at Walgreens. 2 packages for $5.00, if they're on sale. (Each pack is 8.8 oz - 250 gms)

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    1. re: Mr. Roboto

      Really? Can I ask which Walgreen's you've seen them at? Thanks!

      1. re: Suebee

        Walgreen's at 20th and Wilshire in Santa Monica has em.

        I've also seen em in CVS at 26th and Santa Monica Blvd.

        1. re: Emme

          Wow, this is great! Thanks you guys!

          1. re: Suebee

            Squeeze a little fresh lime juice on the Biscoff cookie and you will find that it tastes amazingly like Key Lime Pie. (A flight attendant told me this and it really works).

            1. re: maudies5

              Thanks, I'll pass the idea onto my friend.

        2. re: Suebee

          I've seen them at various Walgreens in the San Gabriel Valley.

          You can also order on-line:

          http://www.walgreens.com/store/produc...

          1. re: Mr. Roboto

            I've GOT to get some. Dorie Greenspan has an awesome-sounding recipe in her new French cookbook for a sauce with chicken breasts using these cookies and creme fraiche, I believe. I'm off to Walgreens!!!

            1. re: sbacktalk

              Just be aware that things may have changed at Walgreens as it relates to them carrying these cookies in the 5 years since this post/thread was put up here on the LA CH board.

              1. re: Servorg

                Walgreens still has 'em. At least the one on Foothill in Arcadia...

      2. Biscoff are actually traditional Belgian cookies called "Speculoos", made by Lotus. If you cannot find them but your local Ralph's or Von's sells LU cookies, look for the type called "Bastogne", it's similar to Biscoff. Maybe a bit thicker. But more expensive than the Walgreens deal mentioned by Mr Roboto.
        In Belgium they give you one when you order coffee, and it' the perfect pairing, IMHO.

        Now I have to check my local Walgreens and CVS. Thanks for the info!

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        1. re: bad nono

          Concur the similarity to the LU Bastogne, though they're a little cinnamon-ier, just a little than the Biscoff. i've purchased these at Gelson's.

        2. Thank you all for your input. The speculoos from my trip to Belgium just ran out and I'm going to hightail it over to Walgreen's as soon as I can.

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          1. re: Sluggyweasel

            I just saw them last night at Ralphs on Chapman and Main in Orange, if that's closer for you.

          2. Also at Walgreens at Vermont & 6th.

            1. If you do order online, try (I couldn't see a link anywhere on the site):

              http://www.biscoff.com/miles

              It will redirect you to a link where you can punch in your frequent flier miles and earn a few with each purchase.

              1. I got a pack recently at the Vons at Wilshire & 14th in Santa Monica.

                1. Hello, Suebee.

                  Gelson's Market has them on their cookie shelves. I have seen there a couple of different packages: a smaller pack and a larger package. They seem to carry them consistently.

                  My 5-year-old granddaughter enjoys them when we have our afternoon tea, so I continue to purchase them at Gelson's!

                  1. FYI Trader Joe's now carries two different Biscoff imitations... one pretty much identical to the Biscoff is their "Bistro Biscuits." and the other day i saw Speculoos Cookies... i'm wondering if they're the same or the latter is replacing the former... guess we'll see!

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                    1. re: Emme

                      I have had both and actually prefer the Biscoff ones. TJ also has both creamy and chunky Speculoos spread (like peanut butter). Now that is delicious!

                      1. re: WildSwede

                        I believe Gelson's carries that spread as well. I am sure that they carry a true Biscoff spread, and I think even a smooth and crunchy variety.

                        1. re: WildSwede

                          are the speculoos cookies supposed to resemble cookies made from the speculoos butter... as opposed to the speculoos butter being made from speculoos cookies (ie biscoff cookies ie bistro biscuits)?

                          the spreads are ridiculous. i turned OH onto them... when he's hungry for a snack in between meals, he likes to have rye bread (yuck) toasted with crunchy speculoos spread and banana slices. sounds awful to me, but he loves it.

                          1. re: Emme

                            Speculoos "butter" is basically a mixture of the crushed cookies suspended in a mixture of oil and sugar. The cookie came first.

                            1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                              i understand the concept. there are bistro biscuits and speculoos cookies. the speculoos spread is made from the bistro biscuits (aka biscoff). my question was as to whether tj's is renaming the bistro biscuit "speculoos cookies," or whether this is a separate incarnation.

                      2. Biscoffs are amazing. I've gotten them (a few months ago) at the Rite-Aid on Sunset and Fairfax, also Cost Plus has them.

                        1. Spreads - both creamy and crunchy - are available at Cost Plus World Market

                          1. I bought 3 spread of the Biscoff at Albertsons in SD on sale for $1 each..this stuff is crack and I don't want to go to rehab..love love love this stuff..dip dark choco into the jar..sublime.

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                            1. re: Beach Chick

                              Buy some of those thin Almond Cookies from Trader Joes and dip them in - you will go into crazy coma! ;-)

                              1. re: WildSwede

                                Thanks for the tip you wild and crazy Swede.