The cookie butter craze started late last year, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of Biscoff vs. Trader Joes Speculoos Cookie Butter showdown on Instagram. I heard someone said, it’s like peanut butter. So I thought, I’ll just make do with my peanut butter instead. Okay…another reason is that ALL cookie butter sellers don’t have on-hand stocks anymore. One seller has a waiting list until July, yeah, that long!
What is Biscoff?
Biscoff Spread is a sweet, creamy spread made with Biscoff Cookies (57%). It is a delicious European alternative to peanut butter or chocolate spread. It is excellent on toast, in a sandwich with jam or even on apples.
When I chanced upon Cookie Butter Philippines on IG announcing that she has 1 jar of Biscoff left for Php 480, I immediately reserved and paid for it first thing in the morning. Hoooray! I’ll be having my first jar of Biscoff cookie butter!
So it arrived…
I got the Creamy variant. Upon opening, it did looks like peanut butter.
I immediately got a whiff of cinnamon upon opening. Uh-oh and I dislike cinnamon. Still being curious about its taste, I just tasted a small amount on a spoon. Nothing amazed me, really. I didn’t get the craze on why people would go as far as waiting for 2 months just to have a jar of Biscoff.
When I arrived home, I immediately spread a generous amount of Biscoff on a bread, and I loved it. The cinnamon flavor must have started to grow on me and all I can taste is the sweetness of the spread. I tried it with bananas too!
Aside from putting it on breads and bananas, I just discovered that it’s so addicting eating it straight from the jar, heaping spoonfuls straight to my mouth =).
I can say that Biscoff spread is your peanut-butter-but-better kind of spread. But I would not go as far as hoarding jars of it. It’s a nice treat once in a while, but if you haven’t tasted this, you’re really not missing out on something big.
For the curious, you can buy Biscoff at https://www.facebook.com/CookieButterPhilippines/ or search cookiebutter_philippines on Instagram.