Biscoff Cookies made their initial appearance in the United States in the 1980s, but its history dates back much further. Find out how our parent company, Lotus Bakeries, spread their delectable caramelized biscuits from a small town in Belgium to the rest of the world. 1932: Lembeke, Belgium Biscoff Cookies, known as Lotus Speculoos in Europe, are baked in the small Belgian town of Lembeke, in the same location where our founders, the Boone brothers, opened their first bakery in 1932. Once the cookies were packaged, the Boones would drive around town in their trademark red truck to deliver their prized treats door to door. The unique recipe, which uses only the highest-quality ingredients, remains the same more than eight decades later. 1950s: Belgium First, there were the cookies. Then in the 1950s, Lotus introduced the pairing of our cookies with a fresh cup of coffee. This soon became part of the everyday Belgian routine in hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops throughout the country. 1960s: Belgium’s neighbors The perfect pairing of a Biscoff Cookie with a fresh cup of coffee spreads to neighboring countries. Cafés throughout Europe starts serving fresh coffee with biscuits, and Lotus Speculoos become “Europe’s Favorite Cookie with Coffee.” 1984: 30,000 feet above the United States Biscoff Cookies were first introduced to the United States as an in-flight treat in 1984. 1990: Mail-order catalogues in the United States By 1990, Biscoff Cookies were available through catalogues and mail orders. 2000 Biscoff.com was launched and Biscoff fans started placing their orders on our new online store. 2009 Kroger, the first mainstream grocery store, started carrying Biscoff Cookies Family Packages in their bakery department. Today both Biscoff cookies and Biscoff Spread are in all Kroger stores nationwide as well as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Cost Plus World Market and Safeway. 2011: United States Biscoff Spread makes its American debut a few years after it was invented by Els Scheppers, a contestant on a Belgian television show called “The Bedenkers,” or “The Inventors.” 2013 and Beyond: Worldwide Three generations later, the Boone family continues to lead more than 1,200 associates into the future while embracing our proud history. Lotus Speculoos are the top-selling biscuit in Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and France. And of all the Biscoff Cookies sold, 75% are enjoyed outside of Belgium in the U.S., Europe, and throughout Asia.
Please note that some merchants may not be forthcoming with untracked cash back. We endeavor to chase untracked cash back but reserve the right to halt inquiries at any time. Please do not make purchase decisions based on expected cash back as it is not guaranteed. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.
Join now - Free!
I have read the
terms and conditions.
We will never sell your info to a third party. You'll be emailed our newsletters, special offers and account updates. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Tell A Friend