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  1. #1
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default I bought Speculous!

    Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    eating it off a spoon.

    nancy

  2. #2
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Jul 26, 5:24*pm, Nancy Young <rjynlynos...@vverizon.net> wrote:
    > Now, what do I do with it? *Not that I'm unhappy just
    > eating it off a spoon.
    >


    It's a spread, so spread it.


  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    > eating it off a spoon.


    "...ideal for those who want something different for breakfast or
    lunch....this spread is distinctive in taste, a pleasure for Speculoos
    lovers. Speculoos contains good, unsaturated fats, is rich in Omega 3
    and does not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Buy
    Speculoos Spread Online"

    So it's GOOD for you, just like Nutella! They even suggest eating it
    for breakfast, just like Nutella.

    Why is it that half the links the web show a picture of the jar of
    spread, then go on to describe it as a cookie, biscuit, or pasta?

    http://www.bienmanger.com/2F3383_Speculoos_Spread.html

    That's not the only example. Is the main ingredient really flour?

    -sw

  4. #4
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 7/26/2012 9:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    >> eating it off a spoon.

    >
    > "...ideal for those who want something different for breakfast or
    > lunch....this spread is distinctive in taste, a pleasure for Speculoos
    > lovers. Speculoos contains good, unsaturated fats, is rich in Omega 3
    > and does not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Buy
    > Speculoos Spread Online"
    >
    > So it's GOOD for you, just like Nutella! They even suggest eating it
    > for breakfast, just like Nutella.


    And equally hard to sell, you'd think. It like peanut butter
    but it tastes like cinnamon graham crackers. Sweet.

    > Why is it that half the links the web show a picture of the jar of
    > spread, then go on to describe it as a cookie, biscuit, or pasta?
    >
    > http://www.bienmanger.com/2F3383_Speculoos_Spread.html
    >
    > That's not the only example. Is the main ingredient really flour?


    The first ingredient is speculous and the first ingredient in
    those is flour.

    The woman at TJs told me the name is Dutch in origin. I figured
    maybe there was some traditional way it was served, like on
    some waffle cookie or the like.

    nancy


  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    > eating it off a spoon.
    >


    Sounds like a medical tool, what is it?

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    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  6. #6
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 7/27/2012 12:07 AM, sf wrote:
    > On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    >> eating it off a spoon.
    >>

    >
    > Sounds like a medical tool, what is it?


    It's a spread made out of cookies by the same name.
    Spreadable gingerbread cookies, apparently. Someone here
    mentioned it to me and it took me until now to pick some up
    at TJs. I think I know who that was and was thinking they'd
    chime in with a suggestion. TJs brand says Cookie Spread in
    big letters, so if you're looking for Speculous, you'll be
    looking for a while.

    Meanwhile, I'll use it like Nutella. See spoon; above. Harr.

    nancy

  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:37:36 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > On 7/26/2012 9:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >> Why is it that half the links the web show a picture of the jar of
    >> spread, then go on to describe it as a cookie, biscuit, or pasta?
    >>
    >> http://www.bienmanger.com/2F3383_Speculoos_Spread.html
    >>
    >> That's not the only example. Is the main ingredient really flour?

    >
    > The first ingredient is speculous and the first ingredient in
    > those is flour.


    So it's some sort of ground up cookies mixed with fat and sugar?
    Why don't they just do like normal cultures and make cream filled
    cookies? :-)

    -sw

  8. #8
    Nathalie from Belgium Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 27/07/2012 4:37, Nancy Young wrote:
    > On 7/26/2012 9:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:


    >
    >> Why is it that half the links the web show a picture of the jar of
    >> spread, then go on to describe it as a cookie, biscuit, or pasta?
    >>
    >> http://www.bienmanger.com/2F3383_Speculoos_Spread.html
    >>
    >> That's not the only example. Is the main ingredient really flour?

    >
    > The first ingredient is speculous and the first ingredient in
    > those is flour.
    >
    > The woman at TJs told me the name is Dutch in origin. I figured
    > maybe there was some traditional way it was served, like on
    > some waffle cookie or the like.
    >
    > nancy
    >

    The bisucuit is called speculoos, it 's the Belgian national biscuit
    (though also sold in the Netherlands where they call it speculaas). It's
    typically a fall/winter biscuit, and here in Belgium you always get one
    with your coffee. We also make tiramisu with them, replacing the italian
    savoiardi biscuits with speculoos. The spread, which has been invented
    about 5 years ago by a lady competing in a national television invention
    show (she wanted to recreate the habit we have as kids to crumble the
    biscuit and spread it on a butter piece of bread), is mostly used as is,
    as a spread.
    cheers
    Nathalie

  9. #9
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    Nancy Young <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 7/27/2012 12:07 AM, sf wrote:


    >> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young


    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Now, what do I do with it?


    >> Sounds like a medical tool, what is it?


    Said medical tool always gives our TSA public servants a good
    laugh when it appears in the X-ray of a carry on. Typical exchange:
    Male TSA type: "What is THAT?" Female TSA Type: "Haha you don't
    know what it is" (explains what it is) "but... why does he have
    it in his luggage?" "Hahaha you don't know that either, you
    don't know very much do you."

    >It's a spread


    (Well, they got that part right)

    >made out of cookies by the same name.
    >Spreadable gingerbread cookies, apparently. Someone here
    >mentioned it to me and it took me until now to pick some up
    >at TJs. I think I know who that was and was thinking they'd
    >chime in with a suggestion. TJs brand says Cookie Spread in
    >big letters, so if you're looking for Speculous, you'll be
    >looking for a while.


    Much less arousing.

    Steve

  10. #10
    The Other Guy Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:33:07 -0400, Nancy Young
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 7/27/2012 12:07 AM, sf wrote:
    >> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    >>> eating it off a spoon.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Sounds like a medical tool, what is it?

    >
    >It's a spread made out of cookies by the same name.
    >Spreadable gingerbread cookies, apparently. Someone here
    >mentioned it to me and it took me until now to pick some up
    >at TJs. I think I know who that was and was thinking they'd
    >chime in with a suggestion. TJs brand says Cookie Spread in
    >big letters, so if you're looking for Speculous, you'll be
    >looking for a while.


    It's MUCH easier to find if you look for 'speculoos'.





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  11. #11
    Farm1 Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5011dfa7$0$8806$[email protected] com...
    > Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    > eating it off a spoon.


    Speculaas are Dutch biscuits (cookies in USian). You've bought a spread so
    you need to find something blandish (so it doesn't overpower your spread) on
    which to spread your biscuit/cookie spread.



  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:33:07 -0400, Nancy Young
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 7/27/2012 12:07 AM, sf wrote:
    > > On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    > >> eating it off a spoon.
    > >>

    > >
    > > Sounds like a medical tool, what is it?

    >
    > It's a spread made out of cookies by the same name.
    > Spreadable gingerbread cookies, apparently. Someone here
    > mentioned it to me and it took me until now to pick some up
    > at TJs. I think I know who that was and was thinking they'd
    > chime in with a suggestion. TJs brand says Cookie Spread in
    > big letters, so if you're looking for Speculous, you'll be
    > looking for a while.
    >
    > Meanwhile, I'll use it like Nutella. See spoon; above. Harr.
    >


    Gingerbread sounds good! Is this what you're talking about?
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp...qk3wo1_500.jpg
    If you're looking for ideas on how to use it, I did see these fairly
    bland ideas via Google.
    http://everyfoodfits.com/2012/04/26/...iscoff-spread/

    I did notice TJ's version of Nutella and almost bought it the last
    time I was at the store (didn't focus on anything called "Cookie
    Spread" although it might have been there) - but my favorite way to
    use Nutella is in crepes that are filled with fruit and I knew I
    wasn't going to be making crepes any time soon, so I didn't buy it.


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    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  13. #13
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 7/27/2012 12:33 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:37:36 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> On 7/26/2012 9:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why is it that half the links the web show a picture of the jar of
    >>> spread, then go on to describe it as a cookie, biscuit, or pasta?
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bienmanger.com/2F3383_Speculoos_Spread.html
    >>>
    >>> That's not the only example. Is the main ingredient really flour?

    >>
    >> The first ingredient is speculous and the first ingredient in
    >> those is flour.

    >
    > So it's some sort of ground up cookies mixed with fat and sugar?
    > Why don't they just do like normal cultures and make cream filled
    > cookies? :-)


    Right?? (laugh)

    nancy


  14. #14
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 7/27/2012 1:52 AM, Nathalie from Belgium wrote:
    > On 27/07/2012 4:37, Nancy Young wrote:
    >> On 7/26/2012 9:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:


    >> The woman at TJs told me the name is Dutch in origin. I figured
    >> maybe there was some traditional way it was served, like on
    >> some waffle cookie or the like.


    > The bisucuit is called speculoos, it 's the Belgian national biscuit
    > (though also sold in the Netherlands where they call it speculaas). It's
    > typically a fall/winter biscuit, and here in Belgium you always get one
    > with your coffee. We also make tiramisu with them, replacing the italian
    > savoiardi biscuits with speculoos. The spread, which has been invented
    > about 5 years ago by a lady competing in a national television invention
    > show (she wanted to recreate the habit we have as kids to crumble the
    > biscuit and spread it on a butter piece of bread), is mostly used as is,
    > as a spread.


    Thanks, Nathalie! The real scoop, so to speak. Cookies and
    butter on bread, that's the origin, because I real wondered.
    Cookie spread? I had to see it for myself.

    nancy


  15. #15
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 7/27/2012 2:36 AM, The Other Guy wrote:
    > On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:33:07 -0400, Nancy Young
    > <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> chime in with a suggestion. TJs brand says Cookie Spread in
    >> big letters, so if you're looking for Speculous, you'll be
    >> looking for a while.

    >
    > It's MUCH easier to find if you look for 'speculoos'.


    Looking closer, you're right, of course. But when I searched,
    I had no trouble finding it with both spellings.

    nancy

  16. #16
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 7/27/2012 3:56 AM, sf wrote:
    > On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:33:07 -0400, Nancy Young
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 7/27/2012 12:07 AM, sf wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Now, what do I do with it? Not that I'm unhappy just
    >>>> eating it off a spoon.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like a medical tool, what is it?

    >>
    >> It's a spread made out of cookies by the same name.
    >> Spreadable gingerbread cookies, apparently.


    > Gingerbread sounds good! Is this what you're talking about?


    Exactly.

    > http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp...qk3wo1_500.jpg
    > If you're looking for ideas on how to use it, I did see these fairly
    > bland ideas via Google.
    > http://everyfoodfits.com/2012/04/26/...iscoff-spread/


    Thanks!
    >
    > I did notice TJ's version of Nutella and almost bought it the last
    > time I was at the store (didn't focus on anything called "Cookie
    > Spread" although it might have been there)


    I thought it must be by the peanut butter from the description.
    When I found that section, there were two women parked in front
    of it for a good five minutes. Okay, it seemed like that. You'd
    think they were looking for Speculoos. Or Speculaas. I had
    plenty of time to look for it and I just couldn't see it.

    >- but my favorite way to
    > use Nutella is in crepes that are filled with fruit and I knew I
    > wasn't going to be making crepes any time soon, so I didn't buy it.


    That sounds delicious. Now I have Nutella AND Speculoos.

    nancy


  17. #17
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!


    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:50128c2d$0$8885$[email protected] com...
    > On 7/27/2012 1:52 AM, Nathalie from Belgium wrote:
    >> On 27/07/2012 4:37, Nancy Young wrote:
    >>> On 7/26/2012 9:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    >>> The woman at TJs told me the name is Dutch in origin. I figured
    >>> maybe there was some traditional way it was served, like on
    >>> some waffle cookie or the like.

    >
    >> The bisucuit is called speculoos, it 's the Belgian national biscuit
    >> (though also sold in the Netherlands where they call it speculaas). It's
    >> typically a fall/winter biscuit, and here in Belgium you always get one
    >> with your coffee. We also make tiramisu with them, replacing the italian
    >> savoiardi biscuits with speculoos. The spread, which has been invented
    >> about 5 years ago by a lady competing in a national television invention
    >> show (she wanted to recreate the habit we have as kids to crumble the
    >> biscuit and spread it on a butter piece of bread), is mostly used as is,
    >> as a spread.

    >
    > Thanks, Nathalie! The real scoop, so to speak. Cookies and
    > butter on bread, that's the origin, because I real wondered.
    > Cookie spread? I had to see it for myself.


    Sounds as if a Nutella/Speculoos swirl cheesecake with crushed
    ginger cookie crust is in the offing...my glucometer is shivering
    in horror.

    pavane



  18. #18
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On 2012-07-27, The Other Guy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's MUCH easier to find if you look for 'speculoos'.


    Sounds too much like a laxative.

    nb

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  19. #19
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:35:43 PM UTC-4, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Jul 26, 5:24*pm, Nancy Young &lt;rjynlynos...@vverizon.net&gt; wrote:
    > &gt; Now, what do I do with it? *Not that I&#39;m unhappy just
    > &gt; eating it off a spoon.
    > &gt;
    >
    > It&#39;s a spread, so spread it.


    What is the brand name? Comes in....a jar? Can?


  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: I bought Speculous!

    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:49:57 -0400, Nancy Young
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > I did notice TJ's version of Nutella and almost bought it the last
    > > time I was at the store (didn't focus on anything called "Cookie
    > > Spread" although it might have been there)

    >
    > I thought it must be by the peanut butter from the description.
    > When I found that section, there were two women parked in front
    > of it for a good five minutes. Okay, it seemed like that. You'd
    > think they were looking for Speculoos. Or Speculaas. I had
    > plenty of time to look for it and I just couldn't see it.


    I think it *was* where the peanut butter is. It was right across from
    the pasta and the spice section in that particular store. I don't
    know if I'm completely mis-remembering or if they've changed what it
    says on the label from Cocoa to Chocolate, but it was "and Almond
    Spread" so this has to be the same product I saw.
    http://traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer...article_id=543
    I've never tried this, but you could probably stir a little into hot
    coffee too. Can you imagine a Nutella or TJ's Spread infused
    affogato?

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