Thursday, May 5, 2011

Biscoff Spread!!!!

Remember the crazy Vegan Speculoos Spread Craze of 2009? All the vegan food bloggers and PPK-er's were raving about homemade spread made from Speculoos cookies. I mean, we're talking a peanut butter-like spread made from ground-up cookies! Nothing could be more awesome.

In America, Speculoos cookies are the same as Biscoff cookies. So back then, I bought a pack of Biscoff cookies at Walgreens and made my own DIY cookie spread using Mihl's awesome recipe. It was delicious, but it wasn't shelf stable. I had to store it in the fridge, and part of it ended up going bad.

But because Memphis is always behind a few years, I finally stumbled on a jar of official Biscoff Spread at Whole Foods last weekend:

I seriously almost pooped my pants! There was no price on the shelf, so I took my chances. I would have paid, like, $10 for that jar (see yesterday's post). But when I got to the register, it was only $4.99! Whoa! Less than $5 for cookies in a jar!

On Wednesday morning, I tried the spread on bagels in its pure, unadulterated form:

Result? Delicious! There's really nothing better than cookies spread on a bagel! But this morning, I put a couple of tablespoons into a bowl of oats with maple syrup:

OMG! Best idea ever! Check your local Whole Foods for this stuff! You need it in your life. Yes, you do.

15 comments:

hermy said...

if Memphis is behind a few years, certain parts of the midwest are behind a few decades (or centuries, depending). I am coveting your biscoff spread. :(

Melissa_Loves_Broccoli said...

4.99 is a deal, the all organic/natural peanuts butters are nearly that but are likely less gratifying. This looks so yummy!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, I MUST try that somehow!

Rick said...

omg those ingredients make me cringe!

Ingredients: Biscoff 57% (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oils (contains one or more of soy bean oil, sunflower oil, palm oil), Brown Sugar, Leavening (sodium bicarbonate), Soy Flour, Salt, Spice (cinnamon)), Canola Oil, Sugar, Emulsifier (soy lecithin), Citric Acid.

GMO's like whoa!

Glauce said...

OMG I wish I could have one of these jars right now! SO JEALOUS :P

foodfeud said...

Wow. Cleanup in Aisle 5.

Kari said...

I've never even heard of this, having come into the food blog world in the past year. However, it sounds awesome and I'm going on a hunt for it immediately.

Lee Ann said...

I'm so jealous, we don't have it here yet!

Ainslie said...

I'm going to have to second Rick's horror at the ingredients...and yet I know that if presented with spreadable cookies I would have to try it anyway! Om nom.

morganbb said...

I've never heard of this stuff either but I LOVE Biscoff cookies so I must try this! What aisle is this on in Whole Foods? Is it with the peanut butter?

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

I've never heard of it - but it looks super delicious- especially on the bagel. I'll definitely keep an eye out on my next trip to Whole Foods!

Jess of Midwest Vegan said...

Ha ha. I remember the speculoos spread craze of '09... never got around to trying it though!

Kelsey said...

I LOVE Delta Biscoff cookies, so yummy. And in a spread version? Nuts, I'm so excited.

birrrd said...

what a fun. right at this moment a pot of "speculoos pasta crunchy" is standing next to me on the table. imported from the netherlands, home of the speculatius.
yeah, this spread is oh so good.

and your review of imagine really made me jealous.
have a nice day...

Hiltbilly Farm said...

It is available in OHIO at Meijer stores and Biggs/Rempke markets. $4.99 is a good price though, I had to pay $5.79 a jar! would love the original recipe you used to do as I travel a lot so can get cookies for free!