Friday, February 22, 2013

Trader Joe's Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter

Finally!  After months and months of seeing it on food blogs and Instagram,  Trader Joe's Speculoos has landed in my hands!  Well, not literally.  I had to pay for it, you know.  Kidding aside, I myself was wondering what the fuss is all about when the cookie butter rage has taken Manila by storm.  Two different brands are neck-in-neck in this so-called cookie butter competition.  One is Trader Joe's Speculoos, and the other one is Lotus' Biscoff Spread.  Cookie whaaaat??  For those who don't have a clue what cookie butter is, it definitely is NOT peanut butter.  It might look like it, but the label says it's made out of crushed biscuits and reminiscent of gingerbread.  Does it live up to the hype?  Let's see...

I got 1/3 of a spoonful and...

Yum!  It tastes familiar, but I couldn't put my finger to it until Hubby exclaimed "tastes like oatmeal cookies!".  Oatmeal cookies it is!  I've heard different versions of what it tastes like ranging from coffee to cinnamon but oatmeal cookie best translates it for us.  I specially love the crunchy bits, it's simple addicting!

For those who want to know, I got my jar of Speculoos at The Blue Kitchen Powerplant Mall, priced at Php525.  Yes, the price is quite steep, but you can order from LorenaAndLoreta for just Php350.  They carry both Trader Joe's and Lotus.  Warning though, the line is looooooooooooooooooooong.  I placed my order 2 weeks ago and my order is due to arrive on the April shipment.  That's why I couldn't resist and went for the pricier one.  But you know what they say, good things come to those who wait.  

Oh, and I also placed an order for Lotus' Biscoff Spread, hehe (hello, glutton)!  Will do a review and a comparison of Trader Joe's Speculoos and Lotus' Biscoff Spread as soon as my orders arrive, but it won't be until April.  Cross fingers that it'll arrive sooner than that! 


  1. hi...i am looking for BULK buyers/resellers for the speculoos cookie butter. i am from california and i have a business too (totally unrelated to this though). i have a balikbayan box going to the philippinges every month that is half empty so i am looking for bulk buyers/resellers to fill up the empty slots. please send me a message at if you are interested. thank you!

  2. Hello :)

    The Good Stuff PH also sells Biscoffs, TJ Speculoos, KitKat Greentea (a personal fave!) and other Trader Joe's goodies :)

    Just visit our FB store

    or our INSTAGRAM account @thegoodstuffph

    We deliver anywhere!



  3. Check this is the authorized distributor of the original belgian speculoos cookie butter.

  4. Trader Joe's
    Speculoos Cookie Butter

    Variants / Flavors
    - Creamy
    - Crunchy (4 Jars Available) P450
    - Cookie & Cocoa Swirl (5 Jars Available) P450
    - Cocoa Almond

    S O L D
    - 1 Cookie and Cocoa Swirl
    - 1 Cookie and Cocoa Swirl

    Imported USA
    Brand New

    - Bolivia Street, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City

    - Cash & Carry Mall (Buendia Makati)
    - SM Hypermarket (Buendia / South Super Hi-way)

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