Nutella vs. Speculoos

5 Jun

Round 1 – Fight!

We all know about Nutella.  A hazelnut chocolate spread to be eaten on just about anything sweet, but most likely found slathered on a large slice of crusty baguette.  Little french kids and even adults eat these tartines for breakfast or “gouter” (France’s mid-afternoon snacktime).  My brother and I were known at a young age to demolish a little jar in very little time.  Amy and I have no problem doing the same!  However, at the grocery store, we stumbled upon a spread called Speculoos.  Having never heard the name, we bypassed the caramel colored spread time and time again for the classic Nutella.  Eventually, we decided to give it a shot, and I must say it instantly became a house favorite.  Speculoos is actually a shortbread cookie from Netherlands, Belgium, and Northern France made with a variety of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and cardamom.  It is often served with coffee.  Fortunately, Lotus, a popular brand of speculoos cookies, decided to make a speculoos spread.  And it is fantastic!  At some point, I even deemed it better than Nutella.  Certainly better than peanut butter, although Amy disagrees with me wholeheartedly.  I presume food memories play a large role in deciding which spread you prefer.  Having thought more on the subject ( I am fully aware we are talking flavored spreads and not peace in the Middle East), Nutella may still have the upper hand.  But speculoos may take this fight through 12 full rounds!

2 Responses to “Nutella vs. Speculoos”

  1. Peter June 20, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    what about the combo??


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