Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate filled with Speculoos Cookie Spread

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! After year (okay, really just months) of searching and asking every time I went into my local Trader Joe’s, after I completely gave up on ever finding one because a Trader Joe’s cashier told me that they were no longer orderable, I GOT TO EAT A SPECULOOS CHOCOLATE BAR!

Got a little over excited there… let’s back up. Trader Joe’s introduced their “Les Chocolates de Belgique” line of chocolate bars {filled with} things with three bars: a caramel one, a chocolate buttercream one, and a Speculoos cookie spread one. The first two were easily found, but the latter most interesting and delicious-sounding one was missing from my local Trader Joe’s.

Until now! My friend Amanda found them on her latest Trader Joe’s run and was kind enough to remember that I had been lusting after them.

If you’ve never had a Speculoos cookie, you’re missing out. They’re light and crunchy cinnamon spice cookies from the Netherlands. Delta serves them on their flights as Biscoffs, and Trader Joe’s sells them as Bistro Biscuits.

The chocolate bar had six segments full of Speculoos in cookie spread form, which was similar in texture to peanut butter. The cookie spread filling was creamy and thick but also pillowy soft.

The cookie bits added a slight grit and crispy crunch. It tasted of sweet cinnamon and dusky caramelized cookie.

The dark chocolate shell was softened by the filling and lacked snap. The whole bar was on the soft side, hence the squished segment on the end of mine.

It tasted of deep cocoa with a woodsy finish and a minimal amount of sweetness – just enough to keep the bitter away. Paired with the cinnamon cookie, it was sweet and spicey and crispy and melty. So much delicious!

It was also so much fattening – 51% of your recommended daily dose of saturated fat in just one little 1.58 oz bar – probably because its center was basically cookies plus whipped oil. For that, I must take it down a notch, to an OMG. I want to hoard them, but I will try not to, for the sake of my arteries.

  • Barbara

    Sounds wonderful! Will have to look for it here in MI. Have a good weekend!

  • Caley

    That looks so amazing! We don’t have a Trader Joe’s here…I hope other brands try something similar!

  • Found this at my local TJ’s the day after reading this review and grabbed a couple bars. So tasty! Thanks, as always, for the great blog.

  • Margot C

    I bought this on Saturday and now i can’t find it. I think my husband ate it!

  • Margot C

    I finally had this. The thief of the first one purchased has not been identified but is suspected to be someone near and dear to me; really that’s a good thing because this was one super rich little treat. I really liked it, but feel on reflection that maybe instead of a bar they should make these as little individuals in a little box maybe because they are off-the-charts rich.

  • Lin & Toby

    We love speculoos cookie spread and we love dark
    chocolate and we more than love – we adore this
    wonderfully delicious treat. It’s just the right amount of cookie spread with just the
    right amount of dark chocolate – just perfect,
    melt in your mouth delicious.

    We like Margot C.’s suggestion of making them
    available in a little box, then you can have
    one or two at a time instead of “having” to eat
    the entire bar at once.

    Our condolences if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s