I once had a drunk guy tell me I was too sexy to be shooting up at a party. He knocked the needle out of my hands and stepped on the pen, shattering the casing, telling me I should thank him by giving him my number and a kiss. It was my diabetes medicine.
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even if you really were shooting up, it’d be like, oh thanks, my addiction is cured. you did it.
Alright. Here we go.
Kruidnoten is a sweet snack that is eaten in the Netherlands during the holdiay Sinterklaas (which is mostly for kids, but nobody ever stops eating kruidnoten once they get older, ‘cause they’re the best.). Sinterklaas is a holiday that takes place during December, so you can only buy kruidnoten at stores around that time (although the last few years they’ve already appeared in stores at half of august)
It’s basically heaven.
They’re like tiny… cookies. (you eat lots of them at once)
And they exist of milk, sugar, flour, butter and something called speculaaskruiden which is very close to the taste of pumpkin spice. (speculaaskruiden has: cinnamon, cloves, mace, ginger, white pepper, cadamom, coriander seeds, anise seeds and nutmeg) (so yes, very close to pumpkin spice) There’s no pumpkin in it though.
Anyway, they taste kinda cinnamony and heavenly.
There’s lots of different variations to Kruidnoten.
There’s kruidnoten covered in chocolate (white, milk, dark)
and kruidnoten covered in a yoghurt frosting, but mostly they’re eating with other candies. Marzipan candies, but also a sort of meringue like candy, which are both very sweet.
These are kruidnoten combined with the marzipan and meringue like candies. It’s called strooigoed.
We mostly eat kruidnoten with hot chocolate, ‘cause that’s kind of a Sinterklaas tradition.
THAT WAS IT.
honestly, if you can get your hands on speculaaskruiden, or the different spices i mentioned i above (you can find lots of recipes for speculaarkruiden online) or just use pumpkin spice, you have to make these. just google for the kruidnoten recipe, and you’ll get lots.