The pros: Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookies are delicious, vegan, and are the solid form of Cookie Butter.
The cons: The box that I bought disappeared off of my kitchen counter three times before I was able to complete this review. In fact, it took four boxes to get the final picture. My husband consumed all of these although is reluctant to admit to it.
There are certain things that I've had to purchase several times before I was able to get pictures to do this post.
This is one of them.
I brought them home and left them on the counter. When I was ready to sit and write this review I discovered the empty box in the trash can.
About a week later there was yet another strange event. I left them out on the counter. The exact same thing happened. No trace of cookies. Just an empty box in the trash can.
After the third time I cycled through this type of happening, I confronted my husband.
"Honey, have you seen the cookies on the counter?"
"The gingerbread ones? They're good. Yea, they are gone."
No confession of consuming an entire box (or three at this point). A simple they are gone. As if they walked away themselves.
A change in strategy occurred at this point. They were hidden in a cabinet. After getting a chance to try one I understood why they had vanished.
They're are just good cookies. They are crispy, cinnamon-y, gingerbread like. They are cookie butter in a solid form (even though technically cookie butter is made from these cookies).
Regardless, you can have four in a serving. They are delicious and will disappear.
For $1.99 these are inexpensive and really tasty. There are recipes online on how to make these but for under $2 a box why bother?
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookies:
The nutritional information and ingredients:
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I've repurchased Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookies several times. This item disappears easily in my household.
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Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
So many different ways to use it. Switch out graham crackers and use it for smores, make cheesecake crusts, or even changing up fruit crisps. I wonder why TJ's haven't done a cookie butter sandwich with speculoos cookies. I know that they did one but different cookie.
I still can't believe I haven't tried these! It' kind of sad that I've tried the cocoa cookie butter swirl but never tried the actual cookies LOL. I must buy me a box this weekend no matter what!
Hey Dag! One of my friends said get the Speculoos Ice cream, add it to these cookies and make your own cookie butter ice cream sandwiches. Just sayin' 😉
These are amazing! Like gingerbread. Again many different approaches to use it
Absolutely so many ways to use these cookies. I'd love to experiment, but they keep disappearing in my household. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
That's what I have heard Alek! I was at Safeway this evening and right by the register they had Biscoff & Go Cookie Butter with Bread Sticks. I ended up buying two packs because they were on sale for a dollar a pack. Yummy! I am eating one pack right now and that cookie butter is amazing. I'm definitely going to buy Trader Joe's cookie butter cookies and cookie butter and make cookie butter cookie sandwiches....lol.
Hey Dag! I heard Biscoff and Speculoos are pretty close in taste to one another. Those cookie butter sandwiches sound pretty darn good! Enjoy. Would love to hear what you think if you try the Trader Joe's Speculoos ones and how they compare. I'm curious about how they compare with one another. Thanks as always for stopping by.
Ttrockwood Ttrockwood says
LOVE these!! Tastes just like the Biscoff cookies, light and crispy and not too sweet
Hey Ttrockwood! I couldn't agree more. I haven't had the Biscoff cookies, but everyone tells me exactly what you stated here. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Mark Dannau says
Speculoos or Speculaas is a traditional Belgian cookie that has been made since hundreds of years. If you like Trader Joe's ripoff recipe and name, you'll be delighted when you try the REAL speculoos from Belgium (like those by Lotus, who had to abandon the traditional Belgian name because trader's Joe, as you do, stole the name and deposited it in the USA).
Thanks for sharing Mark!