Speculoos, the delicious Belgian kind made by Lotus now available at your local Fred Meyer (Kroger.) I wonder why it is being marketed as Biscoff instead of Speculoos? Hmmm. Biscoff is just as strange to an American as Speculoos is. Maybe it is a combination of biscotti and coffee. Marketing geniuses explain yourself!
Seeing it kinda makes me sad. It makes me afraid that places will lose their individuality, their uniqueness. Everything is available everywhere. I like the idea of certain products only being available in certain places. I don't want to buy African imports in Northgate mall or Italian pottery at Pacific Place. Ugh. I know it is inevitable as the world gets smaller. But I don't have to like it. And I don't. Hmph.
I hate to even say this but next to the Speculoos was Speculoos cream for sale! Packaged as Biscoff spread. Trader Joe's even sells their own version of it called Cookie Butter. Not a very appetizing name if you ask me. I happened to notice the Cookie Butter is a product from The Netherlands. I bet it tastes just like the real thing.
Jennifer, thanks for sending me a jar of Speculoos cream. It made my day! Unfortunately I can just go down to the crummy Fred Meyer and buy a jar myself.