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Biscoff Spread (aka Speculoos): A serious addiction!

Sra. Swanky May 2, 2013 07:19 AM

Just tried this and I'm now obsessed! This stuff is like crack. I'm giving the Lotus company full blame for the inevitable weight I'm about to gain. ;o) Anyone a fan?

  1. Emme May 4, 2013 07:12 PM

    i turned OH onto the stuff. his likes me to pan toast rye bread (ick), then spread on a not too thick layer of crunchy speculoos spread and top with sliced bananas. (i toast one side of the bread more than the other and spread the darker side with the spread. while i slice the banana on top, i put the lighter side back on the griddle pan, so that it stays warm, and the speculoos melts ever so slightly.)

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    1. re: Emme
      paulj May 4, 2013 09:05 PM

      biscoff crepes
      http://www.10thkitchen.com/2012/02/bi...

    2. Candy May 4, 2013 12:16 PM

      I went to the store where I got them and could not find them anywhere. I was also looking for Rit Dye. I went to the sevice desk to ask where they were and they did not know what i was talking about. On the other hand. Turns out Rit Dye was shelved with shoe products, Dr. Scholls etc. That makes a lot of sense.

      I may have a melt down is Biscoff are gone for good and were only a one time thing.

      1. HillJ May 3, 2013 06:41 PM

        Have you tried it swirled into vanilla ice cream yet? While the ice cream is softening on the counter, take a heaping spoonful to the microwave and in 10 seconds you've got a sauce. Fold into the ice cream and enjoy.

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        1. re: HillJ
          Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 07:10 PM

          Not yet - now I'm definitely getting that ice cream maker I had my eyes set on!

        2. Monica May 3, 2013 01:02 PM

          I bought a jar after reading some rave reviews but to me, it tasted a bit too funny and strange especially with bread...I do love their cookies though.

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          1. re: Monica
            Jpan99 May 3, 2013 04:52 PM

            I'm with you. Had high expectations but didn't care for it. Basically it's liquid cookie. Not something I would spread on bread. Ended up tossing the jar. I'm more of a pb or nutella gal.

            1. re: Jpan99
              grampart May 3, 2013 05:10 PM

              What a waste. No one to give it to?

              1. re: Jpan99
                Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 07:08 PM

                Love pb and Nutella too, but grampart & I would have gladlly taken that Biscoff jar off your hands!

              2. re: Monica
                Rilke May 3, 2013 05:28 PM

                I tried it with bread (and on a crumpet) and didn't like it that way. . . . have you tried it any other way?

                1. re: Rilke
                  Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 07:09 PM

                  It's great on apples...and I think I might swirl it into hot oatmeal tomorrow morning. :)

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                foodieX2 May 3, 2013 12:48 PM

                You are funny! This stuff has been a staple at my son's cafeteria since the place went peanut free years ago. My son loves it however nutritionally it is not really sub for peanut butter. This is one of the few areas where his cafeteria fails.

                1. grampart May 3, 2013 07:02 AM

                  I got out my breadmaker after reading this yesterday and made a loaf of oatmeal bread. As I write this, I'm thoroughly enjoying the last of the Biscoff Smooth Spread on a couple of toasted slices. Never tried crack, but I suspect it isn't as good as this.

                   
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                  1. re: grampart
                    Beach Chick May 3, 2013 07:08 AM

                    You missed a spot on the lower corner..
                    ; )

                    1. re: grampart
                      Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 08:46 AM

                      Hahaha! That looks way too good.

                    2. grampart May 2, 2013 02:15 PM

                      I put the crunchy version on Norwegian pancakes (like a sweet crepe). Too good!

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                      1. re: grampart
                        Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 05:55 AM

                        Yum!! Sounds wonderful!

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                        pine time May 2, 2013 01:18 PM

                        Try making peanut butter cookies with Speculoos spread instead of p.b. Amazing. Then give away a bunch of them to a skinny friend.

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                        1. re: pine time
                          paulj May 2, 2013 02:10 PM

                          How about peanut butter cookies with Speculoos spicing?

                          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                          1. re: pine time
                            Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 05:54 AM

                            Yum!! That's a great idea! I'd feel too guilty giving them to my skinny friends - they work so hard to look as good as they do! LOL!! But my boys' preschool is peanut-free -- it would be a good treat for them to bring in to their classes! Thanks!

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                              cortezhill Oct 18, 2013 09:44 AM

                              Make cookies w/ spread that is made of cookies. Haha!

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                              lucylarou May 2, 2013 01:12 PM

                              Have you tried the chocolate bar with speculoos inside it at Trader Joe's? I had to stop buying the jar of speculoos because it's too tempting but I'll buy the candy bar now and then. Yum!

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                              1. re: lucylarou
                                Sra. Swanky May 3, 2013 05:52 AM

                                Oh no - this just keeps getting worse!! Speculoos inside chocolate ..what temptress at TJ's thought this up?! I'm going to try really hard to restrain myself.

                              2. WhatsEatingYou May 2, 2013 09:15 AM

                                I haven't bought it because I am afraid that I will eat it uncontrollably. I am obsessed with the Lotus biscoffs in cookie form though, its why I fly Delta!

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                                1. re: WhatsEatingYou
                                  Sra. Swanky May 2, 2013 01:07 PM

                                  Wow - you have so much more self-control than I do! Yes - you probably would eat it uncontrollably...like me. *licking spoon*

                                2. Rilke May 2, 2013 09:04 AM

                                  The Trader Joe's crunchy version is (IMO) even better.

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                                  1. re: Rilke
                                    Sra. Swanky May 2, 2013 01:08 PM

                                    It's the one called "cookie butter" right? Must try it one of these days.

                                    1. re: Sra. Swanky
                                      Rilke May 2, 2013 01:58 PM

                                      Yes indeed. I hear how great it is on pancakes, ice cream, etc. The only thing I've ever tried it on is pretzels -- very good -- but usually I just eat with a spoon.

                                    2. re: Rilke
                                      paulj May 2, 2013 02:07 PM

                                      I was told in another thread that the Lotus crunchy is crunchier.

                                    3. Candy May 2, 2013 07:57 AM

                                      One of our local grocery store has started carrying Biscoff. We bought a pkg., I had not had them in years. We inhaled that package on the spot. Went back the next day and bought another. That one we were more circumspect with.

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                                      1. re: Candy
                                        Sra. Swanky May 2, 2013 09:04 AM

                                        That's exactly what had transpired with me a few days ago. I even bought a jar to keep in my desk at work. I'll probably end up using it in recipes, but for now, I can't get past spooning it out of the jar.

                                        There should be support groups for addictions like this!

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