Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Step Away From the Speculoos

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?
I should have known better than to think I could have "just one little taste." It took me all of five days to polish of the entire jar. All by myself. Spoonful by itty-bitty spoonful.

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.


  1. I have loved speculoos for years and years, used to have them a child, when I lived in Holland and Germany.. not tried the spread though.. :-)

  2. Hi, Anne! The spread tastes exactly like the cookies of your childhood, only creamier. How did anyone ever imagine that cookies would make a good spread for cookies? It's weird, but ingenious. Next time you're in Paris, you'll have to pick up a jar!


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