Lotus Biscoff is a Belgian biscuit company that was formed in 1932 and is based in Lembeke, Kaprijke, Belgium. Lotus is well-known for its biscuits and other biscuit-based goods, which are marketed under the Lotus Biscoff brand in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India. The corporation has grown into a multinational conglomerate. Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, Nkd, TREK, BEAR, and Kiddylicious are some of the brands available. Speculoos / Biscoff caramelised biscuits, Speculoos / Biscoff cookie butter spread (available in smooth and crunchy textures, akin to nut butter versions), and Lotus Krispy Kreme doughnut varieties are among their offerings. Lotus was formed in 1932 in Lembeke by the brothers Jan, Emiel, and Henri Boone. When the company was first established, the brothers prepared cookies for breakfast as well as speculoos on St. Nicholas' Day; they later specialised in speculoos. Karel Boone, the son of Lotus founder Jan Boone, joined the board of directors in 1966 and served as CEO of Lotus for 32 years, beginning in 1974, and then as president for 20 years (1966–2012). His brother Matthieu took over as CEO in 2006. At the end of 2011, a new generation took over, with Jan Boone becoming the company's new CEO. Lotus acquired the Dinosaurus brand in 2012, and production began in mid-2013. Lotus began manufacturing the Trek, Nkd, BEAR, and Kiddylicious brands in 2015. Lotus Bakeries recently (2019) opened two new factories on two different continents: the BEAR factory in Wolseley, South Africa, which takes control of the production of the BEAR fruit snacks; and the Lotus Biscoff production facility in Mebane, North Carolina, which marks the first production of Lotus Biscoff outside of Belgium.