Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter Review

Trader Joe says: A deliciously unusual spread reminiscent of gingerbread and made with crushed biscuits. How very continental of you, TJ.
Or, as I call it, frosting in a jar.

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Trader Joe’s pushed this hard when it first came out, but they didn’t need to; it was flying off the shelves.

Sorry to say that I don’t like it as much as some. It tastes somewhat like ginger snaps, but not as sharp or spicy. It doesn’t burn your tongue. Tastes sweet and creamy, which is good, but I can taste the oil, which is a turnoff.

The other thing to consider is, what to put it on? Trader Joe’s suggests:

Spread it on toast, bagels, pancakes or waffles. Use it as a dip for hunks of dark chocolate or pretzels or (gasp!) veggies like carrots or celery.

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Peanut Butter is a character in Dick Tracy. Who knew.

Really? Do you put sugar or syrup on your vegetables? It’s not peanut butter, which has a more uncooked ashy taste. It’s closer to cashew butter, which is naturally sweet, but of course there’s that added spice & sugar component. Not the easiest to combine with savory foods.

I’m sure it would work on toast, but like many reviews said., I ended up eating it straight out of the jar. It’s a good pick me up if you’re in a hurry (although so is a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar with Almonds, which would have a little protein. I’m just sayin’.). It’s just sort of…uncouth to scoop something out of a jar and tell yourself it’s something decadent. I never finished the jar, but still felt I got my money’s worth, so that’s good.

If there’s no Trader Joe’s near you, you can also buy it on Amazon. (Good deal – it’s a 2 pack.)

What Others Say (Amazon)

One Amazon reviewer calls it “crack in a jar.” Eww.

I came across cookie butter at a restaurant, where they made an expert dessert or cookie butter fried wantons and ice cream. I bought this to make them and ended up just spooning it out of the jar. It tastes just like Teddy Grams!

i dont really but food only BUT omg ! it came so fast than i expected and i lives all the way to Hawaii. Donr have to go to the mainland and buy this. I RECOMMEND THIS

Ingredients: Wheat flour, candy sugar, 4 kinds of oil (!), water and emulsifier. I usually stop at the top 5, but have to add, this has 2 additional kinds of sugar: sugar, and sugar syrup! Oddly enough, no ginger.

Calories: 90
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 0

 

 

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