On 8 August 1885, a young baker named Jules Destrooper opened a bakery in Lo, the most carefree city in Flanders. He also was a colonial trader, peddling exotic wares from Africa and Asia in his shop, such as coffee, tea, tobacco and chocolate.
He started to use the exotic spices in his shop in a razor-thin Almond thin which he used to offer to his customers as a business gift. One of his customers was Hotel Teirlinck's owner, who served the biscuits to her British customers. They soon came back for more and the orders started to roll in. From then on, Jules Destrooper decided to dedicate himself to the production of these tasty biscuits.