Thursday, December 24, 2009

OMG

We discovered Speculoos, the delicious cinnamony Belgian cookies, all on our own and now thanks to one of my kids' best school chums who is Belgian, we've now been introduced to the spread which I can only liken to crack that's spreadable with a knife. Yes, I like peanut butter and no, I don't care much for Nutella, but this stuff is even more awesome. Admittedly, it's not as versatile as peanut butter (which, in addition to sandwiches, also makes appearances at our house on apples and in Asian inspired sauces for noodles and chicken) and it's certainly not remotely healthy, but it is sure is fine. After we finish the jar I just bought, I'm definitely thinking twice about buying it a second time.

12 comments:

Relle said...

that post is too funny...I had a good giggle...can you tell me where to buy it in Paris? thanks...and merry christmas!!

Carolyn said...

I've never heard of this but 1) I also require PB almost daily and don't care for Nutella, and 2)know you have excellent judgment so I will look for this next time in Paris!

Cinnamony ... sounds yummy.

Happy Christmas.

debbie in toronto said...

is it cinanmon spread...that would be good on toast.....

hmmm have to look around TO for that..we get all sorts of things here....

happy holidays Anne....

Loving Annie said...

Anne,
What happens as far as museums, chateaux/castles, famous churches and other tourist attractions are concerned when there is a strike in Paris ?

I was thinking of coming in May right before/during Ascension day.
Is that a huge holiday where everybody goes to Church - and/or all the tourist places ?

(sort of like us going to Disneyland here in the USA on every holiday weekend ?)

I would love some advice on this... If it will be impossible to take the Eurostar train, or things will be closed like Versailles or Fountainebleu or Notre Dame or Musee D'Orsay - or not to worry...

THANK YOU :)

tammyps said...

Hey! That just showed up on MY kitchen counter, here in the south of France! One child adores it, the other avoids it...I wanted to make peanut butter cookies for Christmas (the kind you press down with a fork), but a friend has a peanut allergy so I tried this instead. It was SO good, even if taking a cookie-turned-spread and turning it back into a cookie again is a little weird.

Anne said...

Relle: I found the Speculoos in Franprix so I'm assuming it's in most supermarkets. In my neighborhood store, it was next to the Nutella which is next to the jam and honey.

LovingAnnie: You never know with strikes. The Pompidou Centre was closed for more than a week recently while several of the other major museums were closed intermittently. When there's a strike, you just have to figure out what else you can do. I don't think around Ascension Day that there will be a particular risk for strikes or that the crowds will be any worse than they usually are. My best suggestion is to go to places like Musee d'Orsay and Versailles first thing in the morning.

Lindsey said...

When I discovered this a year ago I realized it was too dangerous to keep in the house. I was eating it by the spoonfuls.... bucketfulls.... it is heaven in a jar. Eat with caution :-)

Loving Annie said...

Thank you, Anne.

Anonymous said...

Had a look at the ingredient list today while I was at Monoprix: ground-up Speculoos and rape(seed?) oil. Doesn't sound tasty to me, although I love the cookies themselves. On the other hand, I trust your judgment . . .
Terry

Nanc Twop said...

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Your description made me want to try it.

Their description made me want to buy Tums first...

:-D

Eli said...

just back from a few days in Liege - discovered a Speculoos liquer in the supermarket along with crunchy and smooth versions!

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