Belgische melkchocolade

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, Barry Callebaut even created a unique recipe especially for us – with cocoa beans from America, Africa and Asia that, in combination, are distinctively delicious. Plus, the growers of these beans have all earned the UTZ label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.


Honing

The honey we use is a polyfloral variety: a blend of Latin American and Asian honey from several different flowers. This special blend ensures that the honey always has the same delicious flavour and the same golden colour. Furthermore, we monitor the honey strictly to prevent pesticides and antibiotics!

Belgische chocolade

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, Barry Callebaut even created a unique recipe especially for us – with cocoa beans from America, Africa and Asia that, in combination, are distinctively delicious. Plus, the growers of these beans have all earned the UTZ label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.

Hazelnoten

Hazelnuts are among the most nutritious nuts. In addition to a high dose of vitamin E, they contain a lot of minerals and unsaturated fats. Jules Destrooper uses them largely because they add such wonderful flavour!

Belgische pure chocolade

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, Barry Callebaut even created a unique recipe especially for us – with cocoa beans from America, Africa and Asia that, in combination, are distinctively delicious. Plus, the growers of these beans have all earned the UTZ label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.


Rijst

Puffed rice and chocolate is certainly a winning combination. Especially when you use rice of such an excellent quality.


Stukjes kandij-gember

Ginger is a seasoning that has been used in oriental cuisine for centuries. The ginger root contains 2 to 35 essential oils and resins – which provide the characteristic ginger aroma and taste. Why not fresh ginger? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied ginger is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh ginger sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied ginger retains its original flavour and nutritional properties.


Cashewnoten

Cashews are white kidney-shaped nuts with a surprisingly sweet taste. Nice and crunchy, they are high in protein, with a lot of minerals, and less fat than in other kinds of nuts!

Kaneel

We use cinnamon sticks from Indonesia, which are extracted from the rich shoots of the cinnamon tree. The bark is removed from the shoots, so that only the innermost rind remains – which then rolls up and dries out to become the well-known cinnamon stick. Because the sticks release their flavour only when they are cooked or braised with other foods, they’re ideal in Jules Destrooper biscuit dough!


Stukjes kandij-appel

Why not fresh apples? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied fruit is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh fruit sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied fruit retains its original fruit flavour and nutritional properties.


Stukjes kandij-framboos

Why not fresh raspberries? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied fruit is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh fruit sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied fruit retains its original fruit flavour and nutritional properties.


Stukjes kandij-sinaasappel

Why not fresh orange? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied fruit is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh fruit sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied fruit retains its original fruit flavour and nutritional properties.

Vanille

Actually, you should feel our Bourbon vanilla pods. But we don’t yet have that functionality on our site. Otherwise, you would immediately notice how smooth, shiny, fleshy and soft these jet-black pods are. They come from Madagascar’s organic vanilla orchids – and they smell wonderful! So, grab a Butter Waffle … and smell and taste what we mean.

Kandijsuiker

Our candy sugar is produced with care and respect for tradition. A natural Belgian product, it consists of lumps of crystallized sugar, with a soft texture and distinctive taste. Without added colourings or flavours. Ideal on pancakes, in crumbles, ... and in our biscuits, of course!

Amandelen uit Valencia

The almonds that we use at Jules Destrooper come exclusively from Valencia. They’re a lot sweeter than California almonds, because they grow in Valencia’s hard, dry soil. By the way, did you know that these nuts consist of about 60% almond oil? They also contain lots of minerals and are rich in magnesium, which is ideal for easing stress.

Verse eieren

Jules Destrooper uses full-flavoured, fresh barn eggs – laid by chickens that have both perches and laying nests, a layer of straw to scratch around in, and the necessary space for roaming.

Suiker

No sugar tastes better than refinery sugar – so that’s what Jules Destrooper uses. Selected and sifted with great care, this pure delicacy dissolves quickly and doesn’t clump – ideal for our biscuit preparations!

Echte, pure boter

Jules Destrooper used pure butter in his biscuits back in 1885. And we still do today. Pure butter is churned solely from pure milk. 100% natural, it contains loads of natural nutrients. And above all – real pure butter is packed with flavour!

Call 058 28 09 33 or mail bezoekerscentrum@julesdestrooper.com

New Visitors Center

Looking for a nice activity near the Belgian coast? We are ready to welcome you, with respect for your safety!

  • New story
  • Live video images from our bakery
  • Access to our entire range in the one and only Jules Destrooper shop
  • Nice surprise as a compensation for the temporary annulment of tastings

100% natural since 1886

We’re serving you the digital version of our delicious Jules Destrooper biscuits right here. But to really enjoy their taste, of course, you have to eat them. And when you do, you’ll notice that they’re very special. That’s because we use only the best 100% natural ingredients, such as pure butter. What we definitely do not use? Preservatives, colouring and artificial flavours. Enjoy your visit!

It all began in a small bakery

On 8 August 1885, Jules Destrooper wrote epicurean history. Without knowing it at the time. That was the day Jules opened a small, cosy bakery in the town of Lo in West Flanders.

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