July 29, 2013

Biscoff European Cookie Spread Review

Guess who went ahead and fell into the cookie butter craze? To tell you the truth, I actually meant to order the Trader Joe's one, but the shop that I ordered it from ran out of stock. The shop owner recommended getting Biscoff instead, so I obliged. A lot of people have said that they prefer Biscoff more than Trader Joe's, so I thought, why not? Here's my verdict:

I availed of the creamy variety. As promised, it's light and easy to spread. This is something I really look for in spreads. It irks me to no end when I have to exert so much effort to evenly distribute a spread. After all, I'm pretty sure there's a good reason as to why they're called spreads.

Anyway, I was disappointed at first because I couldn't taste anything with my first serving. I don't know. My taste buds might have been dead that time. I spread it sparingly on some crackers, because, 440 pesos (the item + shipping fee) caused devastating damage to my poor wallet.

After ranting on Twitter and on Tumblr about my disappointment, my mother came home with some snacks. She bought some rebusao (fried bananas rolled in caramelized sugar). I tried using the Biscoff spread on a piece of banana and I was surprised with a flavor that was non-existent just a while back. The first thing that came to my mind was caramel. I think I was spot on since the Biscoff website claims that the unique flavor of Biscoff cookies comes from the caramelization of the sugar during baking.

I like it. I really do. Move over, Nutella. Cookie butter is now my favorite spread. My mother, on the other hand, claims that the taste reminds her of graham crackers. I thought of this as well.

As for now, I'll have to save up for another jar in the future. I plan on making some homemade cookie butter. I'll definitely share about this experiment once I actually do it. Also, I'm still very interested in tasting Trader Joe's version. I'll review it when I get my hands on a jar.

In case you want to know, I bought my Biscoff Spread from Joe & Cherry. Can you believe I waited two months just to get it? The shop receives a high volume of orders, so they usually close their pre-order batches early. I didn't really mind since they sell their jars at 350 pesos each. The online shops in Zamboanga sell them at 500+, so it's practically a bargain.

Oh, I have an on-going giveaway, by the way. Please join if you wanna win a free gadget case from Cheakeekay.

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