They are so small, but still have a lot to tell:
During a big famine in the 4th century in the city Myra, St. Nicholas from Myra saved the town's children from being enslaved by pirates. The benefactor St. Nicholas was honored by a special, spicy pastry named after him: Spekulatius. The name comes from the Latin title of bishop a long time ago - "speculoos" means something like "overseer". The motifs on the Spekulatius such as a windmill, an elephant or a swan remind nowadays of the story from St. Nicholas.