A Smooth and Silky Organic Version of Nutella
Product Description: Nutella has quite the following and other contenders have taken note. At the Fancy Food Show this year there were cocoa or chocolate hazelnut spreads in abundance. The 90-year-old Italian company, Rigoni di Asiago, began with honey as their main product, eventually expanding to fruit spreads and jams. This creamy chocolate spread debuted in 2006. They use only certified organic ingredients meaning no chemicals, no artificial flavors, no GMOs and absolutely no palm oil. Their dark chocolate is sourced in the Antillean Islands, they use Italian hazelnuts (16%) and Bourbon vanilla extract. They consider the product to be gluten free.
Ingredient List: (All organic except for lecithin): cane sugar, hazelnut paste, sunflower oil, skim milk powder, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin and vanilla extract.
Test Kitchen Overview: The flavor is an elegant blend of chocolate and hazelnut. Sweet but not overly so. What excels is the texture. Incredibly silky smooth and points to the quality ingredients and refined production techniques.
Pros: Great alternative for Nutella lovers who want an organic, product that is similar in taste but with a cleaner ingredient list and a much better texture. Elegant European looking jar, too; looks nice on the table.
Cons: Not many! More expensive than Nutella, but it is an affordable item.
Suggested Use: You know…slathered on everything. Fingers, spoon, banana, toast, English muffin. Try it as a filling for a sandwich cookie.
Where to Buy: Amazon and found through the store locator at Nocciolata.
Price at Time of Review: Approximately $5 per 9.52 ounce jar through Amazon.
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Bakepedia received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.