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Speculaas vs Speculoos

A less flavorful cookie is called speculoos; it is what is most commonly found in the United States today. When the exotic speculaas spices were still scarce (and therefore expensive), speculoos was developed as a less costly alternative to speculaas. It excludes nearly all of the traditional spices and instead, relies mostly on sugar caramelization for flavor. Speculoos generally lacks the depth and richness of flavor of real authentic speculaas.

The traditional speculaas spices consisting of nutmeg, pepper, coriander, mace, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and clove, and they form the core of Van de Loo’s Original Speculaas to this day.

Specialty Food Store – Holland, MI

‘Real speculaas is a new thing for us to carry. Right now we only carry speculoos, but we’re really excited for our customers to try this new product.’

Jill – Cabin John, MD

Yum! My family loved these cookies. The spices are perfectly balanced, and they have such an amazing crunch and buttery taste. Will be buying these again!

Jessi – West Haven, VT

Great authentic speculaas spice cookies!

Awesome cookies! Authentic speculaas cookies are difficult to to find, especially for us here in The States. These are flavorful, crispy and chewy!

Anna – Olathe, CO

I was looking for the most authentic Speculaas taste that I could remember from Holland. These definitely were what I was looking for. They are much better than the Dutch windmill cookies that you find in the stores. I would definitely purchase these again.

Barbara – El Cajon, CA

These are the best speculaas available! The flavor and freshness is great for import product. They are a little spendy but worth it considering how large they are. You can taste the butter and all the great spices! It is a special treat!

Michael, Portland, OR

A very good cookie from Holland. The tin is very nice and the cookies are very delicious. They are very good cookies being handmade in bakery.

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