The pros: Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter has a golden cap and a golden seal on the inside to remind you that you have won the golden culinary ticket by picking this up.
The cons: Easy to consume the entire jar.
The verdict: So recently, I reviewed Trader Joe's Crunchy Speculoos Cookie Butter, so I figured it is time to reach for the other varieties. I was lucky enough to take pictures a few days ago. You see, with the recent storms on the east coast I've been without power for three days or so.
Being without power for a day is survivable, after that you start having to purge the refrigerator. So, at some point I started evaluating my culinary options. I quickly realized this is tasty and shelf stable. I makes a tasty breakfast (although probably not the healthiest), and dinner.
This has many similarities to the crunchy variety: it has the consistency of peanut butter, taste of yummy spiced gingerbread cookies and can be eaten with a spoon. This has only minimal differences: the texture. This is not quite as smooth as smooth peanut butter. Since this is made of 57% cookies, you will still get a bit of grittiness from those cookies.
Don't let the word grittiness get to you though. It's the best grit that I've ever tasted. Personally, I would reach for the crunchy cookie butter first, but I would never be sad to pick this one up instead.
For $3.69 this is priced similarly to many nut butters, but it is oh so good. I did omit my discussion on calories. Sitting down with this little jar is worse than sitting down with Trader Joe's Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie. But if you are sitting down with a spoon with this, I'm pretty sure you might not be counting calories in that moment.
If you have been hesitating to try this, then yes, absolutely give this a whirl.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The jar of Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
How Trader Joe's describes how to enjoy this product:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter again.
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Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
Ok.....I am so sold. This is definitely going on my next Trader Joe's shopping list!
OK.....just had to share. I caved. I went to TJs tonight. I decided to buy the Cookie Butter/Cocoa Swirl. OH........MY......GOSH! When I opened it there was a thick layer of cocoa ganache before you got to the separate stripes of the cookie butter and the cocoa. I dug through the layer and spooned up some of the cookie butter by itself. So unbelievably delectable.
P.S. I saw two new products:
Crossini in the freezer department. Croissant/pasty dough short sticks topped with sesame seeds.
Cream Cheese Brioche Pastries also in the freezer department. Pre-cooked brioche pastry with a big dollop of slightly sweetened cream cheese in the middle (two per box). I did buy this one.
Hey Dag! I haven't tried the swirl yet. But from what it looks/sounds like it's pretty awesome. If you want another yummy treat the Cocoa Almond spread is good if you like things like Nutella also. I saw those two via social media. They weren't available when I went on Thursday on the east coast. I'll probably make another trip early next week to see if they have them yet. Thanks for the heads up.
YES! Must try this . . . can you spread it on crackers, or soften and put it on ice cream? How about toast made from sourdough French bread?
Hey Judie! I'm sure on toast the gentle heat will melt it like peanut butter. I haven't dared tried it on ice cream yet. I'm afraid of needing larger pants! Thanks as always for stopping by!
By the by, the cookie butter cocoa swirl is pretty spreadable. It would be awesome on those soft buttery TJS au pain rolls. A true dangerous combination.
Speaking of dangerous, the cream brioche brioche pastries I found on an unexpected run. So good!