Dutch people have a sweet tooth. Some of us have a whole set of sweet dentures. We love sweets so much we put it on our bread for breakfast. Or for lunch. Some of the typical Dutch sandwiches include chocolate sprinkles, coconut and just plain sugar. Some people even go as far as putting cookies on their sandwiches. To facilitate those people some genius came up with a way to turn our beloved speculaas (spiced cookies) into a spread.
Speculaas is eaten in The Netherlands and Belgium and is spiced up with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and white pepper. This gives it its distinct flavor that I’ve come to love so much. On my last trip back home I picked up a jar of the gooey stuff and put it on a piece of toast. It tastes exactly the same as the real deal, only it doesn’t crumble all over you. I’m not the biggest fan of putting sweets on my bread though, so perhaps I’ll use some in a dessert.
Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 7