Move over Pringles, this is the only addictive snack you need in your life right now

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A jar of dangerously addictive Biscoff Spread

While we’re all falling over ourselves to seek out the latest food health thing, a Belgian company has nonchalantly introduced the UK to a highly indulgent, super-sugary spread that’s said to be so addictive it’s being likened to crack cocaine. 


Now, we’ve never tried crack, but we have binged on Nutella – usually late at night, sat on the floor by the fridge, spoon to mouth – and are no strangers to the addictive lure of naughty food.


If supermarket figures are anything to go by, Biscoff Spread is turning into an epidemic with some major supermarkets reporting a 529% increase in sales over the last year.


If you haven’t tried it yet (where have you been?!) Biscoff Spread is made from Biscoff cookies – a caramelised biscuit you may have tried in a nice café on the continent on holiday with your coffee. Like peanut butter it's either smooth or lumpy.


The original spread recipe was conceived by competition entrant Els Scheppers, who had wondered for years why the popular biscuit was not available in spreadable form, as you do. Whereas the rest of us would just carry on our merry way and eat more biscuits, Els decided to get creative.


It got us thinking: what else would we like to make spreadable? A quick poll of the Homemade office says:


1. Ferrero Rocher

Chocolaty, nutty ... OK yes, it kind of exists (Nutella) but let's invent it all over again. And serve on a pyramid of toast at the ambassador's reception.

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2. Haribo

Just imagine, all those bears, fried eggs and gelatine rings melted down into a sticky, goey, multi-coloured spready thing and put in a jar. A spoonful of that at 3:00 on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon would sort us right out.

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3. Crispy bacon

Because bacon beats all food in any form, even as a spread (we imagine). With little crispy bits added in, it could actually work.

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4. Jaffa Cakes

If they can crush Biscoffs down to a spread, they could do it to Jaffa Cakes too, right? 

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Markus Grossalber / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: tschiae


5. Pickles

It's annoying when those slippery little cornichons slide out of your sarnie. Let's break 'em down and spread 'em instead.

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Kate Hopkins / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: accidentalhedonist


6. Kale


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