Speculoos (Or: Chopped Grill Masters)

Earlier today I was doing some work for Avatar MUD (closing loopholes people were abusing – what else is new!), and I had Chopped Grill Masters on my TV as background noise. On Chopped, four different chefs compete each week to see who is the best. There are three rounds: appetizers, entrees, and desserts. One chef is eliminated each round. Grill Masters is a special version of that, with 4 episodes – 16 chefs competing for a spot on the finale (the 5th and final episode).

Anyway, at one point I thought I heard something, but I wasn’t sure. I glanced up from my work and listened. It was as I thought – one of the required appetizer ingredients was speculoos!

Speculoos (speculoospasta)Β is basically a paste made from speculaas cookies, both Dutch treats. According to Marco it was first marketed in 2007. Thankfully Marco had recently mailed me another two boxes of speculaas cookies for my coworkers and I, so I have enough to last for now.

So yes, I saw something Dutch (or Flemish, or Belgian…) on my TV today. Pretty cool.

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5 thoughts on “Speculoos (Or: Chopped Grill Masters)

  1. Jacqueline

    This speculoos comes originally from Belgium. As you might know I live really close to the border of Belgium; t he kids go to school there and I do lots of groceries there. So you can imagine that this Speculoos paste stands in the cupboard and is eaten a lot. Though I must admit; one slice of bread with this stuff is more than enough at breakfast; it is more sweat that normal speculaasjes..

    • Your kids go to school in Belgium? That’s interesting – wouldn’t have thought that was possible. πŸ™‚

      • Jacqueline

        Yes they do πŸ˜€ The border is only 1.5km from here so I was able to choose; to let them go to school here at the village or there. Belgium has a stricter education; even in preschool they already learn things like French! And during the classes they learn more things like higher mathematics than here. But I will tell you more about those kind of things if you want me to in an email?!

  2. Marco

    Yeah well it seems to be the main brand here as well.
    Oh and for the record. sweat = zweet. So I dunno about you but I wouldn’t eat a sandwich with sweat on it πŸ˜‰

    • Jacqueline

      oeps. sorry bro… let us just say that I typed it wrongly in my quickness and with your little nephew beside me..

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