Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter

Last month, my Facebook and Instagram feeds has been flooded with photos of Speculoos Cookie Butter. It got me curious but I ignored the urge to buy and try it a couple of times. When we tried the Famous Belgian Waffle with Hazelnut, my friend Vince told me that it tastes like Cookie Butter. This convinced me to try it. 
Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter

Trader Joe's Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter

I looked for online resellers and most of them said that their orders for Cookie Butters are on hold since they received an enormous amount of orders. Well, this is in demand! I was informed that each bottle costs Php450 plus shipping which would round up to Php600. Well, this is also expensive! Since my mom is in New York, I asked if she can look for it. I think I had an advantage of knowing someone closer to the source of this madness. She was at work when we talked, so she had to ask her brother to go to Trader Joe's branch in Manhattan but it was out of stock. There seems to be a hoarder in Manhattan. When my mom learned about it being out of stock, she got intrigued too. She finally found a branch and she bought the Cookie Butter and Crunchy Cookie Butter. 
Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter
Each bottle costs $3.69 which is equivalent to Php150. This is a bit overpriced here but I understand because of the shipping cost. It comes in a glass bottle which is already heavy plus the weight of the Cookie Butter itself. Air freight may cost $3.50. It's estimated value is Php300. She also bought something for herself so she can taste it too. She shipped it out last June 10th and I got it on the 19th.
Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter
When we got home, we took the Cookie Butter to our table for a taste test. I can't explain it. It's has a very unique taste.
Trader Joe's Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter
It tastes like cookie but it's a spread. The crunchy variant is similar but it has cookie bits. Have you tried baking cookies? Speculoos Cookie Butter tastes like cookie batter. I hope it made sense. I think you just have to try it to understand.☺

What can you say about your Cookie Butter experience?
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