Salted caramel

Orange zest

Belgian milk chocolate

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, a unique recipe has been created 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 Rainforest Alliance label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.

Honey

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!

Belgian chocolate

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, a unique recipe has been created 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 Rainforest Alliance label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.

Hazelnuts

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!

Belgian dark chocolate

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, a unique recipe has been created 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 Rainforest Alliance label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.

Rice

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


Slivers of candied ginger

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.


Cashew nuts

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!

Cinnamon

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!


Slivers of candied apple

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.


Slivers of candied raspberry

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.


Slivers of candied orange

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.

Vanilla

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.

Candy sugar

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!

Valencia almonds

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.

Fresh eggs

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.

Real, pure butter

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!

Sugar

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!

Conditions of personalised Jules Destrooper boxes

Jules Destrooper offers its customers the opportunity to personalise 3 types of boxes in its webshop with a message of their choice in the logo. The products that can be personalised are the Butter Crisps 100 g, Butter Waffles 100 g and Almond Thins 100 g. The customer indicates on the product page of one of these 3 products which message he/she wants to see printed on the packaging. Through our preview mode, the customer can immediately visualise and double-check his/her personalised variant. Changes can be made via the shopping cart. Jules Destrooper cannot be held liable for any errors in the spelling of the message passed on by the customer. The personalised message is limited to 24 characters. Special characters and emojis are not allowed. Before the personalised box is printed, it is checked by a Jules Destrooper employee, who determines whether the message may be printed in this way. If Jules Destrooper determines that the message cannot be printed, Jules Destrooper will contact the customer and ask him to deliver a new message. As long as the customer has not provided feedback, the order will not be processed. Jules Destrooper reserves the right to refuse a message:

  • if Jules Destrooper finds this contrary to good faith or
  • if the message has a racist, sexist or political connotation or
  • on other reasonable grounds, all at the discretion of Jules Destrooper.

Furthermore, the customer accepts that the delivery of an order including a personalised box may take 3 to 5 working days (for deliveries in Belgium – for other countries it might take a few extra days), after approval of the message that needs to be printed on the personalised box. The other products from the customer's order (= the products that cannot be personalised) will therefore be delivered at the same time, since there is only one delivery.

Plan your next group activity now

Your group is welcome from Tuesday till Saturday

A trip to our Visitors Center is the perfect activity to undertake, no matter how small or big the group. And it gets all the more fun since you can combine your visit with other nice activitites in the neighbourhood, such as our Seastar Package.

When and how can you pay us a visit?

  • From Tuesday till Saturday, from 9 h 30 till 12 h 30 and from 13 h 30 till 17 h 30
  • Last admission at noon: 11:30 am; last admission in the evening: 16:30 am
  • Book your group visit in advance via bezoekerscentrum@julesdestrooper.com
  • We allow a total number of 50 persons per group
  • In need of a guide? You just have to ask!
  • At the end of your visit you can enjoy a tasting of our biscuits

Discover our exclusive Seastar Package

In collaboration with the Seastar Shipping Company in Nieuwpoort, the Jules Destrooper Visitors Center introduces you to the splendour and history of the Westhoek: the grand polders, the remnants of the Great War (such as the breathtaking Trench of Death), and much more.

How to get there, opening hours and rates

Jules Destrooper Visitors Center Lo

Gravestraat 5
8647 Lo-Reninge, Lo, Belgium
Show route

bezoekerscentrum@julesdestrooper.com
+32 58 28 09 33

 

Opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

09h30 - 12h30 & 13h30 - 17h30

Wednesday

09h30 - 12h30 & 13h30 - 17h30

Thursday

09h30 - 12h30 & 13h30 - 17h30

Friday

09h30 - 12h30 & 13h30 - 17h30

Saturday

09h30 - 12h30 & 13h30 - 17h30

Sunday

Closed

We're open from Tuesday till Saturday. We're not open on Monday, Sunday and bank holidays.

Last admission at noon: 11:30 am

Last admission in the evening: 16:30 am

Requests for group visits always have to be made in advance via bezoekerscentrum@julesdestrooper.com or 058 28 09 33. For individual visits, reservation is not necessary.

Our Visitors Center is wheelchair accessible, with adapted toilet.

Rates

Children under 6 years old: free

Children between 6 - 12 years old: €4 pp

Adults and children from 12 years old: €6 pp

B&B Voucher: €1 discount

Gezinsbond: €1 discount on card

Plopsa subscription: €3.50

Teacher’s card: €2 discount

Groups: €1 discount p.p.

Guide on request: €50

Prices: valid until 31/12/2024

You're taking advantage of the school package?

Then, there is a €1 discount per student. Supervisors and/or teachers can enter for free. Cannot be combined with other discounts or group visits.

Book your visit now!