“A delicious European alternative to peanut butter,” says the Lotus Creamy Biscoff Spread jar.
“This rich, deeply flavorful Belgium Speculoos spread is a delicious way to enhance toast, bagels, waffles, crepes, croissants, cakes & fruit,” says Natural Nectar’s Speculoos.
Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter was its top-selling product of 2012. Some stores had to ration their supplies.
Really? Speculoos is mostly white flour, sugar, and oil. (Talk about cheap ingredients. Someone’s cashing in.) Its calories (about 200 in two tablespoons) and saturated fat (2 to 3 grams) resemble peanut butter’s, but Speculoos has virtually none of peanut butter’s protein, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, zinc, or other nutrients.
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