I got a new regular-ish freelance writing gig and one of my first assignments was to pen a few "accidentally vegan" pieces. I proposed a few potential items, Speculoos spread among them. The stuff has a sort of cult following among Euro-savvy vegans, and I'd always wanted to try it. The ingredients are roughly 60 percent Speculoos cookies (the toast-colored kind you get at cafes and on airplanes that have a subtle cinnamony-ness to them), and the remaining 40 percent is stuff you wish you didn't know about, like oil and sugar.
|Looks innocuous enough, right?|
|Going in for the kill.|
|The aftermath. Deadly!|
My next "accidentally vegan" review will be researched and written the old-fashioned way: using first-hand reporting methods that include interviewing people who've tried the product rather than indulging myself. That, or I'm going to have to start reviewing things like carrots and water.