Thursday, January 23, 2014

Biscoff European Cookie Spread at Costco, a Comparison with Nutella and Almond Butter

I'm going to give a mean review to Biscoff European Cookie Spread, so if you love it, don't read this. I hate to be mean, and I don't like to say I don't like products; but I don't like this product.


I had heard rumors of this "cookie" spread, and, when I saw it in Costco, I was tempted.  As I was standing there, pondering the spread, an attractive older gentleman said, "Oh, my wife loves that! I mix it with peanut butter and put it on her toast."

Who could resist that?

I bought it, but, honestly, it doesn't seem to have any redeeming value.  It's not as good as a cookie; it's not self contained, you have to spread it on something. If I'm eating something directly out of a jar, I want it to be Nutella. I thought I could figure out a recipe, but I haven't.  If you have a recipe, please link in the comments, I have a large jar of this and would like to figure out a good use.

The Biscoff spread is not as healthy as a nut butter, although close to Nutella in nutritional content. Here's a comparison.  In each case, the serving size is 2 tablespoons.

Calories:
  • Biscoff 180
  • Nutella 200
  • Almond Butter 180
Carbohydrates:
  • Biscoff 17g
  • Nutella 21g
  • Almond Butter 6g
Protein:
  • Biscoff 1g
  • Nutella 2g
  • Almond Butter 7g
Fat:
  • Biscoff 12g
  • Nutella 12g
  • Almond Butter 16g
Sodium:
  • Biscoff 65mg
  • Nutella 15mg
  • Almond Butter 0mg
Because of the differences in protein and carbohydrates, I'm going to choose almond butter for breakfast.  For sinful eating, I'm going to choose Nutella.

Some people love Biscoff European Cookie Spread.  If you think it might be you, start with a small jar from the grocery store.





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