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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4/5June 04, 2011
Reviewer: Mary a in New York
* First, let me say that this stuff was impossible to spread straight out of the jar - I actually had to carve it out with my spoon. The label does recommend serving it warm - warming it a bit in the microwave or in a bowl of hot water might make it soft enough to spread on your crackers or bread.
Taste-wise it was wonderful. Very rich cocoa flavor and you knew you were eating a nut spread - it had the somewhat grainy texture of a nut butter. This was sweetened with coconut sugar instead of sugar alcohols so no worries about intestinal upsets. Total 7 grams of carbs, 3 gr of fiber and net carbs, 4 gr.
Kind of pricey so I don't think I will be buying this often but considering it's made with just three ingredients, hazelnuts, cacao nibs and coconut sugar, it's definitely worth the occasional splurge.
* I am Italian, my parents are from Italy - I grew up on Nutella and bread for breakfast before it EVER became popular. That being said, I like to think I am a Nutella connoisseur. :) This stuff is yummy and I can taste both the hazelnut and cocoa flavor. While the sugar is more than I would like, it's coconut sugar which is said to be low glycemic not having an effect on blood sugar. It's a little pricey for such a small jar, and I would not eat the full 2 Tb since it would be gone in no time. So I will have to stretch it out.
* I agree with earlier reviewer that had to "carve" out theirs with a spoon. I recommend nuking (1Tbs) for 10-15 seconds then giving a stir. Found that even just 1 Tbs of this was very, very rich and surprisingly filling. Excellent though expensive fix for sudden chocolate cravings!
This review is specific to Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Original