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Have you seen Biscoff cookies in Downtown Montreal supermarkets?

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. 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

      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.

      1. re: SnackHappy

        Is it mostly the Hellema brand that is available? I know some specialty stores have the Lotus brand also. Have you seen any other kind?

        1. re: hungryann

          I've seen a couple other brands, but I don't recall the names. I'll update when I can.

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

        1. 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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          1. re: SnackHappy

            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.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              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.

              1. re: lagatta

                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."

                http://www.biscoff.com/discover/faq

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  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. 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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            1. re: SnackHappy

              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!!

              1. re: naturelle

                I originally did not answer because you had specifically asked for a place downtown. But, if you're still looking, La Tazza in Verdun usually carries the lotus brand speculoos.

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                1. re: hala

                  Thank you very much, hala. I work in Verdun, so I'll check out La Tazza. This is the first time I hear of this place.