SpeculaasSpice

The Speculaas Spice Co.

London, England · 218 Sales

SpeculaasSpice

The Speculaas Spice Co.

London, England 218 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Announcement   Based on my Dutch grandmothers' sweet tasting spice mix The Speculaas Spice Company introduces the definitive sweet tasting spice mix - vandotsch speculaas spice mix.

With no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, the vandotsch speculaas spice mix consists of a perfectly-balanced mixture of nine organic spices including real, high grade, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, cloves and ginger and six other spices to give our spice mix that unique 'kick'.

The vandotsch speculaas spice mix delivers deliciously warm, sweet and spicy ‘layers’ of taste in such a way that will delight bakers when preparing any of our recipes at www.speculaas.co.uk

Announcement

Last updated on 27 Jul, 2017

Based on my Dutch grandmothers' sweet tasting spice mix The Speculaas Spice Company introduces the definitive sweet tasting spice mix - vandotsch speculaas spice mix.

With no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, the vandotsch speculaas spice mix consists of a perfectly-balanced mixture of nine organic spices including real, high grade, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, cloves and ginger and six other spices to give our spice mix that unique 'kick'.

The vandotsch speculaas spice mix delivers deliciously warm, sweet and spicy ‘layers’ of taste in such a way that will delight bakers when preparing any of our recipes at www.speculaas.co.uk

Steven Dotsch

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Steven Dotsch

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(26)
Kathryn Joppen

Kathryn Joppen on 03 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love this spice mix .. omg it has raised the things I’ve baked to the next level! And I can’t wait to use this windmill mould. Love it !

michelefoo

michelefoo on 20 Jan, 2018

1 out of 5 stars

Immensely difficult though get the biscuit out in one piece. I only managed it once. After trying to make these biscuits more than once, I gave up. Life is too short. And the struggle is not enjoyable AT ALL.

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About

How did I become a speculaas spice master chef?

Why did you start?

To resurrect my Dutch grandmothers’ sweet tasting spice recipe. I never knew my grandmother. She died in WWII. During the Summer of 2014 my father found his mother’s recipe in some old papers.

Also my love for speculaas biscuits began at a young age when growing up in Amsterdam. In those days kids were given home baked speculaas biscuits 'sandwiched' in butter creamed sandwiches to eat at school, at break-time.

Many years later, having moved to London, the inspiration to set up The Speculaas Spice Company came with the realisation that I really missed the smell of speculaas spice and eating fresh speculaas biscuits regularly while there wasn’t anything comparable in the High Street.

Where and how do you sell your products now?

I am based in Highgate - north London. I am the organiser of the Highgate Fine Foods Fair. I also sell online via www.speculaasspice.co.uk, our recipe website at: www.speculaas.co.uk and via Etsy.

How does my product stand out in the marketplace?

Our sweet tasting spice mix including nine spices is unique in the UK market place. Our branding is based on 1960 fonts previously designed and owned by my parents for their fashion materials shop in Amsterdam.

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.

Nothing comes closer to reminding me of the seductive speculaas biscuit smells, and the taste and flavours of the home-baked speculaas biscuits from my childhood in Amsterdam.

Source of ingredients?

The nine organic, and in many instances Fairtrade, spices that consist the vandotsch speculaas spice mix are sourced from two certified organic UK-based importers, wholesalers and refiners.

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

Shop members

  • Steven Dotsch

    Owner

    Why? To resurrect my Dutch grandmothers’ sweet tasting spice recipe. Nothing comes closer to reminding me of the seductive speculaas biscuit smells, and the taste and flavours of the home-baked speculaas biscuits from my childhood in Amsterdam.

Shop policies

Last updated on 22 March, 2016
Hi and welcome for visiting!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
DAMAGED GOODS:

I take the greatest care when packaging our products to ensure that they arrive at their destination in one piece.

However, in the unlikely event that any of our products arrives damaged, please just send me a photo and I will either provide a refund or replace the item free of charge - whichever you prefer.

LOSSES:

Although the Royal Mail provides likely delivery times, as ever, there is no guarantee on this and unfortunately, completely out of my control. Please allow 2 weeks to elapse and then if in the unlikely event your order hasn't arrived, please let me know and I will of course follow it up.

EUROPEAN BUYERS

Buyers in Europe have the right to return products for any reason by contacting us within 14 days when you receive one of our products. If you decide to return one of our products, we will issue a refund within 14 days of receiving the returned item. The buyer is responsible for paying return shipping costs. Note: orders must have been remained unopened and sealed after delivery at all times for orders to be returned and to be entitled to receive a refund. Buyers won’t be able to return opened or unsealed types of items.
Payment
My preferred method of payment is Paypal (NB: you do not need a Paypal account to make a credit card payment via Paypal.) I also accept Credit Cards and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
******MY SHIPPING QUOTES EXPLAINED*******

I take particular pride and care in packing the items so that they arrive in the condition they leave me and try to use recyclable materials where ever possible.

In order to try to keep costs down without compromising the fate of the parcel, I am using services provided by Royal Mail as I detail below.

Given that Royal Mail base all their charges on the size and price of a parcel, I am finding that pricing becomes very complicated when postal charges for 'with another item' are taken into account to come up with a fair price (ie: in my case, the 'other item' could be one or more glass jars, etc) .

Given this, in order to maintain fair postal charges, I have left that column blank so that multiple costings can be calculated according to the specific requirements.
So please contact me for a quote if you would like to order more than one item so that I can assess the weight and size implications and provide you with the accurate postal options.

UK

All parcels will be sent by Royal mail Standard 2nd class service which should take 2-3 working days.

INTERNATIONAL

All parcels will be sent by Royal Mail International Standard and this should mean that parcels take 3-5 working days for Europe and 5-7 working days worldwide.
However, please be aware that on rare occasions, delivery can take up to 21 working days.

I will always obtain proof of posting but if you prefer to have the parcel sent using a tracking service, and/or have a faster delivery time, please just let me know and I will provide you with a specific quote for that parcel.

**INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES AND CUSTOMS **

Customers outside of the United Kingdom are responsible for any import duties, taxes or any other fees associated with their respective countries.
Additional policies and FAQs
QUALITY:

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.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when The Speculaas Spice Company Ltd (hereinafter “Us”, “We”, “Our”) collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from Us, contact Us, or otherwise use Our services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

Information We Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide Us with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to Us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of Our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving Our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in Our legitimate interest to improve Our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with Our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and
Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to Our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy - We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you with Our services and comply with Our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers – We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to Our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers - If We sell or merge Our business, We may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws – We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if We have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce Our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of Our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with Our services and as described in Our Privacy Policy. However, We may also be required to retain this information to comply with Our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce Our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, We may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
• Access - You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting Us using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete - You may also have rights to change, restrict Our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where We are required to store data for legal reasons) We will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) Us processing of some of your information based on Our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from Us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, We will delete your personal information unless We have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about Our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, The Speculaas Spice Company Ltd is the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Us at info [!at] speculaasspice.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail Us at:

The Information Director, The Speculaas Spice Company Ltd, 26 Cholmeley Park, London N6 5EU, United Kingdom