Best Of Biscoff

June 14, 2010

Home on the range a little later today. I didn’t really feel like going to the gym! But I basically took 2 days off for NEAT exercise and felt I should probably break a real sweat (not just an "it’s summer and we don’t use AC" sweat ;)

5:30 felt late to go to the gym but I also reminded myself it was still EARLY! I had plenty of time.

I visualized myself being a jock. Being hardcore. And being outside in nature.

And soon enough I was on my way, via bike, and loving it. I had a great workout! 15 minutes of biking each way, 30 minutes on the Squirrelliptical and 10 minutes of good weights.

Before I left it was 5:00 and I was really hungry. Wanted nothing but cereal and milk!

I had more Kashi Cinnamon Harvest crumbles with a little milk!

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Upon my return, my hero has soup simmering on the stove.

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A nice gumbo-of-a-soup. Applegate Farms Feta + Spinach chicken sausage, potato, corn off the cob, frozen okra, canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, Old Bay.

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And a dollop of Voskos super thick full fat yogurt.

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Anddddddddd………..

OH MY FREAKIN’ WOW.

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Yes, I have an obsession with Biscoff. And every time I eat one of my Delta packages you guys remind me I can buy them at Walgreens and that they have a spread. And I should try it. I know, I know, but I have SO many unopened jars of nut butters that I just couldn’t see myself buying one to scoot to teh front of the line.

Well Miss Eatventures Emily bought a few and had an extra and somehow it ended up in my mailbox.

Upon first lick I fainted. It’s everything wonderful about graham crackers, caramel, peanut butter and Biscoff all in one. Can’t even describe it.

This is NOT a health food. It should be a sometimes food. But it may become a daily food just for this week :)

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We are out of bread and had only one apple and I didn’t really know what I wanted to put it on. So I settled for a little knob of Great Harvest muffin, crumbled. It was awesome.

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Now I’m going to read in bed for just a few before lights out because Emily and I have a date early tomorrow morning!

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1 Lauren @ eater not a runner June 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

That looks so good! I am a biscoff lover too :-)

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2 colleen June 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

I had my first green monster ever after a work out and it was excellent! I used spinach (I’m still working up to kale monster, though I do love kale chips). My very skeptical roommate liked it too. These are definitely going to become a frequent post workout snack. Thanks!

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3 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’ve never seen this at Walgreens! It sounds heavenly. My junk food spread of choice is Nutella, but I might have to cheat on it if I ever spot this :) Hope you have a wonderful evening!

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4 Janelle June 14, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Wow, i didn’t know such an amazing treat existed. i love to fly delta just for the cookies (which certainly wouldn’t be as fun to eat i had to buy them – cause don’t ‘ya know they are”free” when you fly??!). I’m so scooting over to Walgreens for some of that goodness…

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5 Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) June 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

That soup looks fantastic. I wish my husband was so creative in the kitchen.

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6 Blair June 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Hi Kath! Speaking of great spreads…I know you love nut butters. You HAVE to try Krema Nut Company’s hot and spicy peanut butter. I found it searching through food blogs and my mom bought it and every time she eats it she just goes on and on…I think it is her new favorite food item. Anyway, thought I would pass it along. Its great spread on apples or with crackers!

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7 Kath June 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Ooooooooo

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8 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Your husband is so good about helping around the house and with meals. He even makes good stuff, yum.

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9 Jennifer R June 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Oh you really should not have told me about the Biscoff spread… danger, danger! Lol… Can’t wait to try it!

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10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I totally had a hankering for cereal today too! Have a great night and have fun in the morning!

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11 Evan Thomas June 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Sounds dreamy! If only they made a gluten free biscoff :-(

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12 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 14, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Biscoff spread?! That sounds incredible!

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13 Kaz June 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Before I went gluten-free, Biscoff were seriously my favorite cookie. That spread looks dangerous!

Mmm, that stew looks good. How nice of the hubs to make it for you!

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14 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

ha! how funny that biscoff makes pb!

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15 Dorry June 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm

The more of your posts I read, the more I realize I need to get to Great Harvest ASAP!

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16 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm

If you microwave those Kashi shreads in the milk and stir, you get a warm, creamy bowl of delicious! Trust me on this one. . . I do it often.

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17 AmberGale June 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Hi Kath! I’m a new reader, and was waiting for your evening post so I could comment on receiving my tri-pack of naturally nutty today, but then you had to go and post about Biscoff SPREAD?! holy amazingness. I used to fly Delta all the time when I was fairly young, and those were my favorite things ever. One Christmas back then, in a complete coincidence, my mother’s best friend gave me a plastic tub of biscoff cookies. It was the greatest thing ever. I will have to find the spread!

Anyway – the naturally nutty spreads are AWESOME. They accidentally sent me cinnamon vanilla instead of the white choc, but they’re sending out a replacement. I think the butter toffee is my favorite!! YUM. I can’t wait to try your take on oatmeal with these.

I’m enjoying your blog – if I read right, are you all about to open your own Great Harvest? I live near one in NoVa, and love it. Good luck with that – Great Harvest is fantastic!

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18 Kath June 15, 2010 at 5:35 am

Hey Amber! Consider the CVSF an upgrade!! It’s the BEST! (Sorry about that though). Opening a GH in Charlottesville!

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19 Kellie June 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I think the warm weather makes me crave cereal and cold milk. It just goes hand and hand.

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20 Lisa @bakebikeblog June 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE that dinner :) Its looks so hearty and comforting :)

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21 Marisa (Loser for Life) June 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Oh my greatness. That can never come into my house. *closes eyes* I’m pretending that I never saw that spread…

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22 Tammy @ Defining Wellness June 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Ummmmm . . . SOLD! That looks so awesome. You have a way with words, Kath. Oh yes you do.

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23 Nicole, RD June 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Yum! That soup looks wonderful! I bet I would enjoy okra like that…I’ve only had it fried and I hated it!

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24 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

That’s amazing!!! A cookie peanut butter?! And your favorite one!! I can’t believe Walgreens had it. Sometimes the most best stuff is where you’d least expect it.

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25 Kel June 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Oh My! Biscoff is a trigger food for me – I cannot have the large package in the house. I cannot imagine what would happen with this jar!

If I see OIAJ tomorrow in here, I might be a little suspicious!

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26 Ashley@thehungryscholar June 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Thanks for the treat find! I’ll have to find it myself.

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27 Veggielady4life June 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I’ve never heard of that spread. Where did you say you can buy it? Walgreens?

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28 Wei-Wei June 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I LOVE the Biscoff biscuits – but a spread?! That sound absolutely amazing… Looking forward to the many applications of it in this coming week/month/life! :D

Wei-Wei

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29 Caroline June 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

AH! I just studied abroad in Luxembourg, and that spread is hugely popular there and in Belgium but it is called Speculoos! I used to eat it all the time and your post made me miss it so much! Speculoos gelato was one of my favorite foods ever!

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30 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Biscoff spread???? Good lord, that sounds too good for words! I need to find my local Walgreens ASAP. Who knew such treasures were hiding in it?

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31 A June 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I was JUST about to post the same thing about speculoos!! A lot of people here do not know about it. I discovered it when i was visiting Manhattan and went to the popular “Wafels and Dinges” truck. Belgian waffle + speculoos + fruit = awesomesauce! And like someone mentioned above – I wouldn’t be surprised to to OIAJ pretty soon!

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32 Sara June 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Hi Kath! I found your blog from Sarah @ theshubox.com. That biscoff butter looks delicious – I might have to try some. I’ve actually never branched outside of peanut butter, and reading your blog makes me think I need to try :-)

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33 Maya June 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

THEY HAVE BISCOFF SPREAD AT WALGREENS!?!?!

Let me explain. I studied abroad in Belgium.

Biscoff cookies= speculoos cookies. So, biscoff spread= speculoos spread, WHICH IS THE BEST STUFF EVER. I thought I would have to get my French host mom to ship the stuff out to me. This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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34 Krystina June 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I was craving cold cereal today too! Still am, but I settled for chocolate. I’ve never heard of Biscoff.

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35 Elaine @ Om Sweet Om June 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

This reminds me of me and Nutella this past couple of weeks. Nutella certainly is NOT a healthy food, packed with sugar and hydrogenated oil, etc. But they are SO delicious on overnight oats! I can’t even start to describe it. Nutella also brings back so many childhood memories :-)

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36 Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 15, 2010 at 5:05 am

Elaine – I do the same thing with Nutella! I love Nutella so much it is deadly!

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37 Betsy June 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

That looks AMAZING i hope my Walgreens has it!!

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38 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com June 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Biscoff spread?!?!?! I had NO idea this existed!! I have to try this – it sounds heavenly :D

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39 Hannah June 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Gah! Your spreads are so painful to me! I’ve even succumbed to scooping peanut butter into a bowl, pouring on maple syrup and ciannmon, stirring and eating with a spoon. Seriously, I’ve done that every night this week… and I blame you :D :D

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40 wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas June 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I stuffed my wedding cake with Nutella. Maybe I should have used the Biscoff…What IS that stuff?

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41 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) June 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I had to show The Boy my computer screen when I saw the Biscoff spread. I LOVE Biscoffs and now I may have to go on the hunt for this spread – OMG!

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42 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I have never heard of that product but if it almost made you faint, it must be good! haha

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43 Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm

duuuuuuude what walgreens do you go to!? i havent ever seen that stuff in charlotte but it looks EPIC and now i want to try it. :)

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44 Carly @ Happy Healthy Foodie June 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm

That soup looks great! Matt is such a sweet husband! :)

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45 sassy molassy June 15, 2010 at 12:37 am

I’m in love with the biscoff cookies. So so so perfect in size and taste.

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46 steph June 15, 2010 at 1:46 am

I bought a jar of that spread in Paris – so far a quarter has gone, purely through licking it off teaspoons throughout the day!

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47 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 15, 2010 at 2:10 am

Biscoff butter!!?? That sounds like a dream for you!! They do the most amazing stuff in the US…!!

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48 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 15, 2010 at 2:16 am

Ummm Biscoff spread?! Are you SERIOUS?

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49 Kath June 15, 2010 at 6:28 am

CLARIFICATION: I’m not sure if you can get Biscoff SPREAD at Walgreens – it might just be the cookies.

And it’s not a peanut butter. Just the consistency of one!

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50 Katherine June 15, 2010 at 6:54 am

What an ingenious idea: biscoff spread!

I love shredded wheat soaked in a cup
Katherine

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51 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale June 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

You should make cookies using biscoff spread in place of peanut butter! Or… maybe biscoff spread diluted with milk to pour over ice cream?!

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52 Brittney June 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

Wow cool! I am also a Biscoff cookie lover. I need to try that stuff!!

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53 Marissa June 15, 2010 at 9:41 am

That looks beyond delicious! But what exactly is it?! Its not a nut butter… its a cookie butter? lol, that’s funny!

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54 Kath June 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

Cookie butter is a great description!

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55 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 15, 2010 at 11:12 am

The biscoff butter looks so stellar! Too bad it is a sometimes food.

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56 Lori June 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Thanks for posting about the Biscoff spread. Your description sounded so delicious that I had to research it to find out if I could get it here in the Netherlands. It turns out that it was created by a Belgian company (I live a few km from the Belgian border), and is readily available here in the grocery stores. It’s called Speculoospasta and even comes in a CRUNCHY variety.That’s what I bought today to try, and I can confirm that it is ten kinds of awesome :-) Oddly enough, there were no cookies by the same brand, only other copycat brands — I’ll have to keep looking.

It’s a nice change for me to finally read about a food or ingredient that is easily available over here — most of the great stuff is only available in the US, and costs an absolute fortune if I want to get it shipped over. For once I feel lucky!

Anyway, It never would have occurred to me to buy speculoospasta without having read a description like yours first, so thanks again for turning me on to a new special treat!

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57 Kath June 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

CRUNCHY!! I need that kind!!

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58 Marieke June 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

I’m from the Netherlands, (I live in Scotland though) and I ate a whole jar of Speculoos over a period of a week.. This stuff is awesome. The cookies it’s made off are called speculaas, a very popular cookie with coffee and tea in Holland, also popular around Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday at the beginning of December. There is not one specific brand for this cookie, a lot of different brands produce them (as you would have choc chip cookies of different brands). Here is a link to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculaas. As you can see, the name Speculoos comes from the French language. It is like Lori says, a crunchie cookie butter. Hmmm.

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59 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

I recently fell in love with Biscoff and I can’t wait to try this spread!! It sounds incredible!!

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