Discoveries at the Jungle Holland: De Ruiter’s Speculaas and Ruf Vanilla Sugar

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As you know Jungle Jim’s International Market is a mecca for international foods so we wanted to take Discoveries to Holland this month! Well, Holland and the Netherlands. Many people might be surprised to find out Holland isn’t actually a country itself. It’s actually a region of the Netherlands. But we don’t have to get that nitpicky, even people from the Netherlands sometimes just call the whole country Holland. The Netherlands and Holland have some really cool foods that we can explore this month so that’s a win-win for all!

When you take a look at the food from Holland you’ll find a lot of dairy products, especially cheese and chocolate. You will also find a variety of delicious baked goods. The Dutch know their sweets! While discovering Holland with us you will get a chance to taste some of the delicious snacks of the region. Let’s explore shall we?

De Ruiter’s Speculaas

These windmill cookies are the perfect addition to your morning cup of tea or coffee. With just the right amount of spices they are sure to please! Made right in Holland and brought to you right here at Jungle Jim’s.

Did you know? There are over 1,000 windmills still standing from 1850: traditionally used for a variety of purposes, from irrigation to grinding grain, only a few still operate commercially. The Kinderdijk area is a UNESCO World Heritage site home to 19 traditional windmills.

Ruf Vanilla Sugar

The dutch know how to sweeten up a treat! Use this vanilla sugar in your baking needs or add a little flavor to your coffee or tea! When regular sweetener won’t do Ruf Vanilla Sugar is here to help.

Did you know? Almost 80 percent of the world’s flower bulbs come from the Netherlands: the majority of which are tulips, making it the world’s leading tulip exporter.

Check out our Discovery posts for this month!


Discoveries at the Jungle Holland: Reese Holland Rusk and Dr. Oetker Kook Pudding

Discoveries at the Jungle Holland: King Mints, Potter’s Licorice Pastilles and Mentos

Discoveries at the Jungle Holland: Meller Caramel Chocolate Chews and Hafco Licorice

Discoveries at the Jungle Holland: De Ruiter’s Speculaas and Ruf Vanilla Sugar

Discoveries at the Jungle Holland: Daelmans Stroopwafels and De Heer Chocolate Bar


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