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

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

    1. 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

        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 ;)

        1. re: sunshine842

          I so wish there was a like button.

          +10!

          1. re: sunshine842

            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!

            1. re: Prav

              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

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

            2. 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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              1. re: Tedmom

                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.

                1. re: Parsnipity

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

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

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

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

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

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                  1. re: shines

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

                  2. 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

                      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

                        Not Dutch, just a fan

                        1. re: sunshine842

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

                      2. I love Biscoff Spread! The official website has a list of stores that carry it:
                        http://www.biscoff.com/DirectionsWEB/...

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

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                        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                          Stop and Shop carries it, too.

                          1. re: stomachofsteel

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

                            1. re: Andrea_

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

                              1. re: Allstonian

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

                        2. 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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                          1. re: David Kahn

                            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.

                          2. 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

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

                              1. re: stomachofsteel

                                Huh. That still sounds really odd to me.

                                1. re: Jenny Ondioline

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

                                  1. re: Luther

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

                            2. 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

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

                              2. 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

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

                                  1. re: Bugsey34

                                    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

                                      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.

                                      1. re: CookieLee

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

                                      2. re: chompie

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

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

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                                    1. re: bear

                                      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. 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.

                                      1. 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

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

                                        2. 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

                                            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!

                                            1. re: Kat

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