The Speculaas Spice Company

We pride ourselves in supplying you with only the finest spices in our speculaas spice mix with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.


Where possible our spices are either organic, Fairtrade sourced or both.


The vandotsch speculaas spice mix consists of a perfectly-balanced mixture of nine organic spices including real, high grade, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, cloves, ginger and six other spices in order to give our spice mix that unique kick.

W H A T   W E   D O

The inspiration to launch my Dutch grandmother's recipe of delicious, warm and sweet tasting speculaas spice mix in the United Kingdom came from my love of eating truly authentic Dutch Speculaas - spiced biscuits.


Our new, definitive sweet tasting spice mix can be used in most recipes where regular cinnamon (cassia!) is used as a main flavouring ingredient both in sweet as well as savoury dishes.


Steven Dotsch

The Speculaas Spice Master Chef

W H O  W E  A R E


Deliciously warm, sweet and spicy

 The vandotsch speculaas spice mix of nine organic spices delivers deliciously warm, sweet and spicy ‘layers’ of taste taking any simple cinnamon taste to another level.


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      Comments about our spice mix


        ”I am happy to recommend vandotsch speculaas spice for a wide range of cakes.”


Brendan Lynch - 2012 Great British Bake

Off finalist 

Brendan Lynch - 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist


        ”The Speculaas Spice Company should be hailed as a very special enterprise. The amount of work they have done to allow people to recreate Speculaas biscuits is incredible; alongside their perfect and thoroughly blended spice creation and their carefully created wooden moulds, they provide newbies with instant baking expertise and an opportunity to delve into the delicious world of Speculaas biscuits.


        ”For me the most vital part of the kit was the instructions, they provided me with the inspiration to want to perfect my craft of making a Speculaas biscuit.”

Sarah Cooper - Author at Pocketful of Rye:  a mum's and dad's guide to a happy home!

        ”The vandotsch speculaas spice mix has a really nice flavour and I am sure there are lots of recipes it would work really well in.”


        “The gentle, warm flavours of the speculaas spice mix are perfect for all the family.”


        "Whipping up a batch of Speculaas Snickerdoodle Cookies is the work of moments and they make your house smell fantastic while they are baking .”

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April Harris - tips and trends for everyone who loves food, cooking, entertaining, travel, fashion and the finer things in life.


        ”The vandotsch speculaas spice mix smells a little like what I expect heaven to be".


A fragrant burst of cinnamon, accompanied with fiery ginger notes and earthy cloves, among other secret spices that make me want to use it in pretty much everything I now bake!”


        "I wasn't too sure how much to use - and erred on the side of caution but next time I would probably just go all out and add a whole tablespoon of the good stuff!”

Anna from Anna's Kitchen - loves to try out new recipes and ingredients

        ”I'd finally got round to using the speculaas moulds, and once I'd got past the initially dodgy one or two (OK, four or five or six) I really got into the rhythm and managed to pop out a couple of trays full of really rather well-moulded speculaas biccies that were much enjoyed by all the family - so thanks again for making it all possible! ”

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Mark from East Sussex - a frequent purchaser of vandotsch speculaas spice mix

        ”Can’t wait to get baking!  I’m so pleased you’re selling this."


"I’ve tried for years to get hold of these spices and it’s been impossible in the UK until now, and was prohibitively expensive to get them by mail order.”

Caroline from Manchester - first-time purchaser of vandotsch speculaas spice mix

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        ”My initial reaction as I tucked into my first ever biscuit bake was that this spice mix just encapsulates the spirit of Christmas. The spice mix made the biscuits very light, floral and fragrant with the cinnamon coming through intensely and lingering.


       The packaging certainly stands out on shelf as a premium offering amongst the sea of familiar jars. I would say that the branding needs to be developed further as Steven Dotsch has a great story behind the food.


       The flavour journey that this spice mix takes you on is incredible. It has complex yet subtle twists and turns that add so much depth to what is quite a simple baked product.”

Simon, former food retail buyer, turned food reviewer at Northern Munkee

       “The vandotsch speculaas mix contributes a lovely combination of flavours that adds warmth and the urge to have another slice – always a good indicator!”

        ”I love using vandotsch speculaas spice mix in my kitchen; the warming flavour enhances each bake that I use it in".


      "It also perfumes the air with its comforting aroma and that instantly makes me feel reassured".  

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