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Have you seen Biscoff cookies in Downtown Montreal supermarkets?

naturelle Nov 24, 2013 08:44 AM

I would like to make the Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Biscoff crust, (http://food52.com/recipes/15652-meyer...), and wanted to know if you've seen Biscoff cookies in downtown supermarkets (IGA, PA, Provigo, Adonis)?
Thank you.

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  1. SnackHappy RE: naturelle Nov 24, 2013 09:25 AM

    I'm not sure about the availability of Biscoff brand, but speculoos are pretty easy to find. I've seen them at PA as well as other supermarkets. Any gourmet shop or well stocked supermarket should have them.

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    1. re: SnackHappy
      CaptCrunch RE: SnackHappy Nov 28, 2013 02:07 PM

      I have to echo Snackhappy here. Each time I'm looking for some weird exotic ingredient I go to PA. You could also try Douceurs du Marché at Marché Atwater.

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      causeimhungry RE: naturelle Nov 25, 2013 03:32 PM

      I am also looking for Biscoff cookies. Specifically the ones they serve onboard Delta airlines.

      1. SnackHappy RE: naturelle Nov 26, 2013 02:18 PM

        It's not in your area, but I just saw some at Exo Fruits and they're not branded as Biscoff but rather as speculoos.

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          SnackHappy RE: SnackHappy Jan 9, 2014 03:24 PM

          BTW, just to clear things up, Biscoff is the name Lotus uses for speculoos on the American market. In Canada the same cookies are marketed as Speculoos.

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            lagatta RE: SnackHappy Jan 13, 2014 06:10 PM

            Yes, well I have no idea why they are being called Biscoff. All the names for them I've heard in Netherlands or Belgian Dutch, or in German, are similar to Speculoos.

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              SnackHappy RE: lagatta Jan 13, 2014 06:23 PM

              It's probably just about creating a brand that distinguishes itself from the generic term speculoos. Plus, it's easier for us dumb North-Americans to pronounce.

              Here's the explanation from the Lotus site:

              "Biscoff is the name given to Lotus Bakeries Speculoos Cookies in North America. It is derived from the words BIScuits & COFFee."


              1. re: SnackHappy
                lagatta RE: SnackHappy Jan 14, 2014 05:43 AM

                Well, I refuse to get conscripted into American dumbing-down. Speculoos (or Speculaas) isn't so hard to say.

                These are among the things people beg me to bring back from trips to the Netherlands, or Belgium.

        2. SnackHappy RE: naturelle Jan 9, 2014 03:21 PM

          Did you ever find your cookies?

          I just saw some speculoos at the Jean-Coutu on Sainte-Catherine in front of the Faubourg, of all places.

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            naturelle RE: SnackHappy Jan 13, 2014 05:04 PM

            That's wonderful!
            I never did find those cookies. In the meantime, I found St Michel French Biscuits, but haven't baked the cheesecake--just eating the cookies!!

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