The Story of Speculaas

Van de Loo’s Original Speculaas is real, hand-baked, speculaas from Holland.  Our artisan bakeries only use the authentic speculaas spices and real butter.

Speculaas is a unique specialty cookie from Holland.  The cookie was developed in the 17th century, during the Dutch golden age, when exotic spices from the Dutch Indies became increasingly available and Bakery guilds started to experiment with new flavor combinations.  One of the secret recipes that gloriously survived the ages is nowadays known as speculaas.

The traditional speculaas spices consisting of nutmeg, pepper, coriander, mace, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and clove still form the core of Van de Loo’s Original Speculaas to this day.