Jules Destrooper savory biscuit combinations

Jules Destrooper started out as a colonial trader in spices and has now become one of the best biscuits producers in Belgium. We at Foodpairing® are very pleased to announce we analyzed and added the original Jules Destrooper biscuits to our database.

The Jules Destrooper Biscuits

We will talk about Jules Destrooper their most famous biscuits: the Butter Crisps, Almond Thins and the Virtuoso, a cinnamon biscuit enrobed with chocolate.

When thinking about combinations with cookies, one tends to unconsciously steer towards desserts, sweet snacks etc. Here are some great Foodpairing examples!

Jules Destrooper Almond thin – mascarpone – blood orange


Jules Destrooper Virtuoso – mango – poppy seeds – cream cheese


Jules Destrooper Butter crisps – peanut butter – apricot – basil


Jules Destrooper Almond thins – foie gras – cherry – Amaretto


We observe from the analysis that the Almond Thins are rich in benzaldehyde, as to be expected from a biscuit containing almonds ie. benzalhyde’s primary flavour. This flavor is also is also characterizing for cherries and amaretto. Foie gras is also such a product, containing high levels of benzaldehyde; furthermore, it matches surprisingly well with sweet ingredients.

Jules Destrooper Almond thin – broccoli – clam – lemon


The Almond Thin with clams is a more complex combination, linking flavors which are very subtly present in both products.

Jules Destrooper Butter crisps – cheddar – tomato – chilli – bacon


Since the Butter Crisps are produced with real butter, it’s understandable to find many matches in with the Foodpairing Inspiration Tool that are based on the buttery theme, check out the cheeses. We opted for a cheddar – Butter Crips combo to which we added tomato and fried bacon, the result seems to be inspired by the well-known English Breakfast. We added some chili sauce for extra zing.

Jules Destrooper Virtuoso – beef – porcini


Though a prodigious combo on its own, we completed this symphony with the aid of Foodpairing by adding Gruyere. As explained in our article about Furaneol, chocolate and beef pair great. By marinating the beef in soy sauce we even empower the match and take care of the correct taste balance. A next bite is completed with porcini mushrooms that matches both chocolate and beef. These mushrooms are really great in desserts!


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