Belgium's Cookie Drama: Speculoos Spread

Belgium's Cookie Drama: Speculoos Spread

Stephanie Barlow
Mar 2, 2011

The caramel ginger spread made from ground Belgian cookies known as speculoos has sparked a major debate in Belgium. The stuff is so popular and well-liked that this story made international news!

It's a showdown between Lotus Bakeries brand cookies (a.k.a. the cookies Delta airlines made famous) and two rivals. Each are so intent on patenting speculoos spread, which is comprised of ground speculoos cookies, that they have brought the battle to court. What does it mean to the rest of the world? Speculoos spread is more than worth trying!

Have you tried speculoos spread?

&bull Read More: A Cookie Paste Squeezed in the Middle of a Debate at The New York Times

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(Image: Sander de Wilde/International Herald Tribune)

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