Foodie Pen Pals: October 2013

Time for Foodie Pen Pals again! This time I got a parcel sent to me from the lovely Kim from the Netherlands, and I think this has been my favourite package that I’ve received so far! I unpacked this just after the clocks turned back last week and it suddenly got dark around four, and it felt like I had been sent a wonderful care package for the cold, rainy days of November.

The first thing I got were some crispy apple chips from her local farmer’s market – I may have eaten half the package already because they are seriously addicting. Then there were also some chocolate sprinkles that Kim told me were actually mostly eaten on toast (not arguing with that!) as well as some mints featuring the King’s name.

I also got some tea – appropriately named Herbst (or Autumn) storm, since London got some pretty stormy weather that day – which is tea with some warming spices and apple pieces. To go with it, she also packed some stroopwafels, which look amazing and I can’t wait to try them both.

Kim had asked me if there was anything specifically Dutch I would like, and I’ve always wanted to try Speculoos (which is a spread consisting of ground up biscuits essentially) but have never been able to find it anywhere… so Kim sent me a jar! And it’s delicious. She mentioned that it’s one of her favourite spreads, and I can see why. Thank you so much for introducing me to it, Kim! :)

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  1. Dan C. says:

    Stroopwafels! Speculoos! Hageslag! Drool…

    I used to work for a Dutch company and boy, did I gain weight from all this! :)
    Seems unfair that us Foodie Pen Pals in the U.S. have to stay in country!

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