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Where can i find BISCOFF spread??

cookfood Jul 28, 2011 03:12 PM

Any Idea if there are any specialty stores in the Boston area that sell Biscoff spread??

  1. Boston_Otter Jul 28, 2011 03:23 PM

    I've seen it at Shaw's, next to the Nutella.

    1. sunshine842 Jul 28, 2011 03:26 PM

      Look for speculoos paste -- made by Lotus. Biscoff is one of their US brand names.

      I believe Amazon carries it.

      But you probably shouldn't buy any at all. That stuff is crack in a jar, I swear. Unscrew the lid on that puppy, and next thing you know, you're huddled in a corner of the kitchen on a sugar high with an empty jar and a dirty spoon next to your sticky, sticky face.

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      1. re: sunshine842
        wendyrun1 Jul 29, 2011 05:02 AM

        Had to read this thread since I have a problem with speculoos myself.

        Second this review and the other - it IS crack in a jar. I can't stop thinking about it and I'm afraid to buy more.

        DON'T buy it unless you have huge amounts of self control ;)

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          smtucker Jul 29, 2011 05:11 PM

          I so wish there was a like button.


          1. re: sunshine842
            Prav Jul 31, 2011 04:27 AM

            Gawd, you weren't kidding.. Bought some at the Star Market on rt 9 in Chestnut Hill. Tastes like a Maria cookie that's been dunked in Earl Grey!

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              Scruffy The Cat Aug 1, 2011 09:04 PM

              Thank you, Chowhounders, for this terrible new development in my quest to be eating better.

              I bought a jar yesterday at Shaws in Newtonville and it is now half gone. I dunked my kids' chocolate animal crackers in it and ate them one after the other. I can't believe how bad that stuff is for you but it is just crazy good.

              1. re: Prav
                Alcachofa Aug 4, 2011 11:54 AM

                I wonder how it would taste spread ON a Maria cookie!!!!!!! :-O Please investigate!!

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              Tedmom Jul 28, 2011 04:07 PM

              Market Basket in NH carries it and it's usually stocked in the vicinity of the Nutella, so I would imagine in the MB's in the Boston area would carry it as well. As the other poster noted, however, it is like crack in a jar so be very careful and do not get addicted!

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                Parsnipity Jul 28, 2011 07:14 PM

                Market Basket in Burlington had it today. I'd never seen it before, and here it is a thread on this board. Chowhound, you never cease to amaze me.

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                  three of us Jul 29, 2011 06:44 AM

                  MB in Billerica was running a sale on it a couple weeks ago and also carries Biscoff cookie wafers.

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                johncb Jul 28, 2011 05:37 PM

                I believe I've seen it at Karl's Sausage Kitchen.

                Karl's Sausage Kitchen
                142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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                  shines Jul 28, 2011 05:37 PM

                  I've seen it at Market Basket in Reading and at Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus.

                  Karl's Sausage Kitchen
                  142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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                  1. re: shines
                    missfoodie Jul 28, 2011 05:43 PM

                    I purchased it at Market Basket in Chelsea....and they sell the individually wrapped cookies by this brand as well -- yum!

                  2. Luther Jul 28, 2011 05:46 PM

                    The best way to create this flavor sensation is to make it the traditional way: buy some BISCOFF cookies from Walgreen's and make a sandwich with white bread, cookies and a thick layer of butter. Marinate a few hours to let the cookies soften. The spread has an unpleasant floury texture and flavor, in my opinion.

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                    1. re: Luther
                      sunshine842 Jul 28, 2011 11:53 PM

                      some brands do, Luther -- I threw out an "artisanal" spread that was just sweetened clay -- gritty and truly disgusting.

                      Then I bought the Lotus brand --- nirvana. It's smooth and caramelly, and delicious. It's one of the few instances where unwavering brand loyalty is called for.

                      (are you Dutch?)

                      1. re: sunshine842
                        Luther Jul 29, 2011 02:04 AM

                        Not Dutch, just a fan

                        1. re: sunshine842
                          mattdamon Aug 2, 2011 04:14 PM

                          Speculoos is originally Belgian such as Callebaut chocolate, Godiva, Le Pain Quotidien, the smurfs, tintin,..etc etc

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                        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 28, 2011 05:50 PM

                        I love Biscoff Spread! The official website has a list of stores that carry it:

                        For Masschusetts:
                        Fresh Market
                        Market Basket
                        Roche Bros.
                        Big Y
                        Price Chopper

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                        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou
                          stomachofsteel Jul 29, 2011 04:39 AM

                          Stop and Shop carries it, too.

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                            Andrea_ Mar 1, 2012 09:47 AM

                            I saw it yesterday at the Stop n Shop in Allston by the Pike. Next to the peanut butter and Nutella.

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                              Allstonian Mar 1, 2012 09:58 AM

                              At this point it seems to be readily available in all of the local supermarkets - as you say, generally near the peanut butter & Nutella.

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                                maillard Mar 1, 2012 07:22 PM

                                I saw it at Porter Sq. Shaw's the other day.

                        2. David Kahn Jul 29, 2011 08:35 AM

                          Probably not the low cost provider, but the little café at the ground floor of the John Hancock Tower in the Back Bay (Blue Glass Café, I think) sells this stuff. I'd never had it, and the Missus loves Nutella, so I bought a jar for her to try.

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                            marilu Jul 30, 2011 05:22 PM

                            I bought it at MB in Danvers yesterday 2/$6.00. I love Biscoff cookies. Right now, the jury is out here on the spread.

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                            Jenny Ondioline Jul 30, 2011 06:40 PM

                            Okay, so according to the website, it's a spread made of 57% Biscoff cookies. Which I like okay, but...what's the other 43% made of?

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                            1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                              stomachofsteel Jul 31, 2011 06:28 AM

                              Canola oil, sugar, emulsifier (soy lecithin), citric acid.

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                                Jenny Ondioline Jul 31, 2011 10:39 AM

                                Huh. That still sounds really odd to me.

                                1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                                  Luther Jul 31, 2011 05:20 PM

                                  As discussed above, it's supposed to emulate a mixture of cookies and butter.

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                                    Jenny Ondioline Jul 31, 2011 09:47 PM

                                    I understand that. I guess I just didn't know that was a thing.

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                              makonna Jul 31, 2011 11:31 AM

                              Not Boston. But in case you are in the area. I saw it next to the peanut butter at the Roche Bros in Burlington. Good luck!

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                              1. re: makonna
                                cookfood Aug 15, 2011 06:51 AM

                                Thank you! Finally found it! Shaws in newtonville-delish!

                              2. fesenjan Aug 31, 2011 09:16 AM

                                There is a sale on Biscoff spread (and the cookies) right now at Market Basket, at least in Danvers. It was displayed prominently near the front door, and when I saw it I thought of this post immediately since it might be a chance for the OP to stock up.

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                                1. re: fesenjan
                                  Bugsey34 Aug 31, 2011 04:33 PM

                                  Ugh, I wish I never saw this thread! *dangerous*

                                  1. re: Bugsey34
                                    chompie Sep 3, 2011 09:31 PM

                                    I never heard of this until tonite and now i just saw it reading a 2009 Market Basket thread and wondered what it was and now i see it here! Still not sure what it is tho..

                                    1. re: chompie
                                      CookieLee Dec 11, 2011 02:46 PM

                                      chompie, it's like smooth peanut butter, with a butter cookie undertone, and hints of chocolate. I found it at the Star Mkt in Chestnut Hill.

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                                        sunshine842 Dec 11, 2011 10:25 PM

                                        No chocolate - Biscoff are closer to butterscotch-caramel-spice.

                                      2. re: chompie
                                        BobB Dec 14, 2011 07:49 AM

                                        More Biscoff chat here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771377

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                                    bear Dec 11, 2011 11:04 AM

                                    Trader Joe's on Memorial Drive in Cambridge had speculoos the other day for anyone still looking.

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                                    1. re: bear
                                      Misterie Dec 21, 2011 08:39 AM

                                      Yes, TJs in Arlington has it now as well....or you could do what my belgian inlaws do and put speculoos cookies (sometimes dunked in coffee or tea first) between two pieces of buttered bread and eat it like a sandwich...then you don't get all those extra ingrediants that they add to the spread. Yum

                                    2. pinehurst Mar 2, 2012 09:33 AM

                                      Most Stop and Shops carry it EITHER in the British food aisle (??) or in the peanut butter aisle. Good stuff, but a little goes a long way....very rich.

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                                        bear Apr 14, 2012 11:25 AM

                                        Trader Joe's has dark Belgian chocolate bars with a speculoos filling. I picked one up to try (never having had Biscoff) and thought it was very tasty. Nice buttery taste with a hint of spice, and the chocolate is very good.

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                                        1. re: bear
                                          maryv Apr 15, 2012 03:35 PM

                                          They have jars of speculoos spread near the jars of peanut butter, too.

                                        2. Kat Apr 15, 2012 06:47 PM

                                          Coincidentally, I saw Biscoff spread today at Ocean State Job Lot in Leominster, MA for about $3.50. Lots of European brands there today. Trying to kill a few minutes before a family event today and saw it, but kind of felt weird buying food there. Anyone bought food there before? I did not buy it as I am currently trying to reduce the size of my butt rather than add to it (LOL), but if it tastes really good I may be convinced to buy a tiny bit.

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                                          1. re: Kat
                                            ParisLady Apr 16, 2012 07:03 AM

                                            There is no such thing as trying just a little bit of Biscoff...once you have a taste, you will eat a lot more. It's that good!

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                                              catsmeow Mar 9, 2014 04:33 AM

                                              I've bought food there many times and never thought twice about it. It's not like the dates have expired. Everything is within a good date range.

                                            2. Bugsey34 Mar 8, 2014 08:31 PM

                                              Biscoff spread is at Ocean State Job Lot on Route 1 in Dedham for $3.99 at the moment.

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