The terms pepernoten and kruidnoten are often used interchangeably in the Netherlands. It doesn't really matter what you call them, but we explain the differences here.
In the Netherlands, people usually refer to “pepernoten” and hardly ever to '"kruidnoten". But what exactly is the difference?
Pepernoten are softer in texture and taste of honey and aniseed. They have a subtle hint of speculaas spice.
Kruidnoten are harder and are made with far more speculaas spice, giving them a fuller flavour.
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