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I don't know why but until recently I had never fancied eating chocolate spread. Don't get me wrong I lurve chocolate but just never fancied making a butty or slithering it over toast or anything before however for some odd reason when I spotted this in my local Asda store costing 57p a jar I was just really fancying trying it out for a much needed change!
400g of the spread comes in a see-throgh glass jar and it has a twist on/off white plastic lid to the top of it. The label around the jar is white with bright green writing on it and on the front of that we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. On the back of the jar other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, storage details and a nutritional chart is stated and contact details for Asda are listed seeing as this is an Asdas own product of course! It does look cheap because of the economy looking labelling on it but it was cheap and to me its product over packaging that usually counts anyway!
The Chocolate Hazelnut Spread:
Thick and with a milk chocolate brown to look at, untwist the lid and you get a lovely creamy, sweet smell of chocolate that is really very pleasant indeed.
This is easy to spread provided you don't store it in the fridge as it sets too much! I ate this on sandwiches and on toast (As well as when no one was looking on a spoon straight out of the jar!) and thought it was gorgeous and just so moriesh!
Cos of the consitency it has it does need to melt in the mouth, which it does well and it tastes really natrally sweet and with alot of milkiness blended with the flavouring but not texture of hazelnuts! It is a smooth spread, thick spread and basically chocolaty and not on a cheap way!
A fantastic buy if not a healthy one really...it really is totally yummy and finger licking good!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
of which sugars: 51.6g
of which saturates: 14.7g
equivalent as salt: 0.1g
Only available in Asda stores costing 57p a jar.
My grandchildren love chocolate spread and a jar does not last long in my household as I love it too and I have a very sweet tooth and I spotted this one in Asda for only 57p for a 400g jar and thought I would give it a go and save some money, as I am buying a lot more lower brands of food etc at the moment, especially since the children are visiting my home more often because of the school holidays.
It is a very basic looking jar with the usual colours of the cheaper range and inside it is a nice, smooth chocolate spread and the smell is apparent the moment the top is taken off, it is delicious and I honestly cannot taste the difference between the lower range and the branded ones, it is a very good quality spread and we all love it too.
I eat it on toast and on bread and my grandchildren love it on crackers of any kind and biscuits, it contains hazelnuts and it is not too nutty, the amount of taste is enough and the texture is smooth on the tongue and it is easy to swallow on the food it is applied on.
I use a knife mostly to scoop it out of the jar and I usually put a little luke warm water on the knife occasionally if I am spreading it onto a cake but that is not necessary, it is just my preference sometimes to glide it easier over a sponge cake.
I have melted a little in a saucepan and melted it slightly for when I have made fairy cakes for the grandchildren as a topping and sprinkled a few 100s and thousands over the top and it has set quite nicely in no time at all and the combination of the cake and chocolate is very tasty.
Per 100g it contains, 572 calories, 36.3g of fat of which saturates 14.7g and it is very high in fat and calories and so that is the reason my grandchildren only have it as a treat for when they visit my home as they live a healthy lifestyle but I eat it all the time because I cannot resist sweet foods and it fills me up in between meals and at supper time.
I recommend this one as it is super value for money and very good quality spread indeed.
I rate it 5 stars.
I love chocolate!
I adore chocolate!
I can eat it morning noon and night!
So, chocolate spread has the ultimate appeal to me!
I have tried the more expensive chocolate spreads such as Nuttela and have to say that although they are totally gorgeous creamy nutty chocolatey etc they are... EXPENSIVE! They can be as much as over £2 per 400g.
So. as I do tend to buy the Asda Smart price brands I thought I would give theres a go.
At around 65p for 400g the chocolate spread comes in a glass jar and white plastic lid. There is a foil seal to ensure freshness. The label on the outside is white and green as with all smart price products and contains ingredients, storage, allergy advice and nutritional information.
*** WHATS IT LIKE
This chocolate spread is thick gloopy and slightly nutty in flavour. The good points are that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat - yippee. BUT watch how much you eat its over 36% fat and the sugar content is around 50%.
The taste is smooth and rich. Although I can eat Nuttela off a spoon this I found to be slightly more sickly in taste. Maybe the chocolate content isnt quite as high BUT for the price its an excellent alternative. There is a distinct nutty flavour and please be aware that this product contains NUTS - for all you allergy sufferers.
Ok, here are some ideas on how to use this chocolate spread, apart from the usual on bread or toast :-
1. dip fruit into it such as bananas, strawberries or pineapple.
2. Spread it on pancakes instead of the usual sugar and lemon
3. Add it to a cake mix for a lovely chocolate and nutty cake
4. Use it on ice cream as a topping rather than buying a separate chocolate sauce
Just another little tip - do NOT put it in the fridge.... it hardens up completely and proves very difficult to use.
Great product at a great price with lots of yummy uses. A lovely treat for any chocolate lover!
I love sandwiches and toast as a snack throughout the day and sometimes this is the only thing that I can face when I get home. I like to ensure that I have lots of spreads and yummy things to put on toast just to tempt me to still eat something on the evenings when I just can't be bothered.
I shop in Asda rarely so stock up on products when I visit and when I spotted this Smartprice Chocolate Hazelnut Spread I decided to buy some as I've not had it before and it brought back all the memories of trying to convince my Mum that chocolate spread was a delicious, yet still healthy lunch while getting her to fork out for the most expensive one. I've learnt my lesson as I've got older than price does not always mean something is better than something cheaper. I paid 57p for a 400g pot which is a saving of around £1.00 against Nutella which is always a nice saving.
This spread is provided in a clear jar with a white screw top lid. Once the lid is removed there is a foil lid which I love to stab with my knife and then just peel back. This part needs to be completely removed if you are going to attempt to put this pot in a microwave as the foil can cause an explosion.
The spread itself is a chocolate brown colour (as you'd expect) and it has a deliciously strong taste to it. It is a deliciously chocolaty spread. This spreads well on hot buttered toast and this is how I prefer to have it, however, it's almost as nice in a sandwich but I love it with lots of margarine or low fat spread. There is a nice chocolate yet nutty taste to it and as this is one of the more expensive versions on the market I was very pleased that it lives up to my high standards of more expensive products.
Per 15g serving there are 86 calories, 5.4g fat & 7.7g of sugar so this should be enjoyed in moderation. This is quite high of course but it doesn't matter as the spread is pretty nice! I really do enjoy this spread quite a lot and I don't care that it's bad for me as I just want to eat as much of it as possible, any excuse hey!
This spread gets a 5/5 from me and I would recommend it. The price is fantastic and the taste is very yummy. This is great on toast or in a sandwich and is even nice mixed with cornflakes or rice krispies to make some delicious cakes that can be set hard in the fridge. As I have lots of nieces and nephews rice krispie cakes are something that I end up making fairly regularly and even if I brought this just for that purpose I'd still be pleased with the price I pay.
While in Asda recently I decided to try a few items from their Smart Price range, one such item being the Hazelnut Chocolate Spread which is priced at just 57p for a 400g jar.
When my friend arrived with her two young grandchildren today I did both of the children a chocolate spread sandwich and they appeared to enjoy it so much that I ended up cooking myself a couple of crumpets and spreading them generously with the chocolate spread for a little treat.
It really is very good indeed. It isn't as glossy as the Nutella I usually buy for my granddaughters but the chocolate spread is very tasty with a good rounded chocolate flavour and the underlying taste of hazelnuts.
The chocolate spread goes on well using a blunt knife, and my twelve year old granddaughter assures me that it's just as good with a teaspoon - although this is certainly not the way I would choose to eat it!
On my crumpets I found the chocolate spread to be very moreish; it has a thick almost solid consistency but breaks down easily for spreading, it goes on smoothly and didn't cause the soft bread I used earlier to tear or fall apart.
It does taste a little cheaper than Nutella, although that's because the premium branded chocolate spreads are so luxurious tasting that such a cheap one cannot really compare. To anyone who hasn't already eaten Nutella I think they will find it absolutely wonderful, those of us who DO eat Nutella may find it slightly lacking.
Personally I do think Nutella is a little too rich tasting so actually prefer this Smart Price version. The chocolate flavour isn't as intense and I like the way the hazelnut taste is so subtle, it compliments the chocolate wonderfully yet doesn't overwhelm it at all. It has a lovely chocolate aftertaste too which lingers nicely for a while, again this is not overpowering but simply serves to remind me of what a lovely sweet snack I've just eaten.
Asda smart price chocolate hazlenut spread is my daughters all time favourite sandwich filler, she has it all the time as a snack and in her packed lunch.
The jar I buy looks a little different from the one pictured above, mine has a basic green and white wrapper as with all Asda's basic range that I buy.
The chocolate spread is priced at 63p for a 400g jar which is a real bargain, especially for me as I get through loads of it. The top branded chocolate spreads can cost anywhere up to £2 which gives you an idea of the savings made from this.
Once the lid is removed there is a foil seal inside to keep it fresh which is the same as you get on a jar of coffee and it is easy to remove, you just break the seal and peal off the rest. The chocolate spread has a thick texture and they smell very similar to that of ferrero rocher, with that slight nutty smell. I find it very easy to spread onto bread and it covers the slice very well.
I have tried it myself but personally find it too sweet and sickly to eat but I am not a big chocolate lover anyway, but my daughter loves it.
The spread contains no artificial colours or flavours and no hydrogenated fat. The ingredients are sugar, vegetable oil, fat reduced cocoa powder, hazlenuts, sweet whey powder, natural flavouring.
The one thing I would suggest is that you make sure you keep it stored in the cupboard and not in the fridge as it turns too hard and impossible to get your knife into it let alone spread it on bread!!
Once I have finished with the jar I always wash it out and take it to the bottle bank where I always recycle all my household glass bottles and jars.
This is a great product and a very good price to boot, well worth giving it a go.
Thanks for reading.
My kids love there chocolate spreads, but after a recent shopping trip I was horrified on how much the Nutella branded one actually costs, I know I should check before buying it, but I tend to throw in what I need without much thought.
After discovering the extortionate cost I decided I would have to have a little shop around or even try another brand.
Now I have no qualms about using Asda's cheaper and no frills brand "smart price", so was surprised and happy that they also now do a chocolate spread as well, the fact their branded spread is also £2.00 cheaper than Nutella was a draw.
The spread comes in a decent sized glass jar with a plain white screw lid, the label is white with a green stripe around the bottom, this is the bog standard smart price colour scheme, differentiating them from all other brands.
There is the briefest of information on the label, there is the brand name, product name and a couple of food facts, these being the fact that this product contains no artificial colours or flavours or hydrogenated fats.
The glass jar is clear showing a nice and full jar containing a dark brown chocolate spread.
When the lid is unscrewed there is a foil and paper inner seal across the top, once removed you will be faced with the spread in all it's glory...or maybe not!
There is a scent to this spread, but chocolate it ain't! There is a sweet sickly smell to the spread, not unappetising by any means, as this spread also states that it is a chocolate and hazelnut spread I was hoping for a nutty smell, again I was disappointed.
Deciding that the proof of the pudding is of course in the eating I decide to spread some onto a nice fresh piece of Kingsmill bread.
I don't know whether it was due to the fact that I had only just unpacked from the car, or whether it is always the same with the first spread, but the spread was not in the slightest spread able.
For the first try I had to practically slice the spread onto the bread, in this state it made it quite fudgy in consistency.
After giving it a couple of hours and spreading it on toast, which is the way my kids normally eat it, it was much better.
The spread went on nice and smoothly and looked much more appetising than the first time around.
The taste is a hard one, there is a distinct taste of sweetness but none of the creaminess that I had expected.
There is also a slight greasiness as an after taste, seemingly coating the tongue. There is no real taste of chocolate or hazelnut, though my kids do seem to enjoy it anyway.
After checking the ingredients list it I hardly surprising that there is no real taste of chocolate or hazelnuts, there is 5% fat reduced cocoa powder and 0.5% hazelnuts, pointless putting them in really!
The nutritional information is as follows -
Per ¼ of a jar,
14.7g of which saturates
This product states that it contains milk, nuts and soya, and there is also a chance that it could contain other extracts of nuts and/or seeds.
This product cost me around 60p a jar, which for 400g is a good buy, well it is for my kids, in my opinion it is a false saving, forgoing quality for price.
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Thanks for reading x
Well I had never bought Chocolate spread before, it is one of those things that I never had when I was younger and living with my parents so it was never something I thought about buying. It didn't really appeal to me either, don't get me wrong I love a bar of chocolate like most people but chocolate on bread ??? Anyway my little girl had been to a party and they had chocolate spread sandwiches there, well you would have thought it was some rare and exotic food by the way she was raving about it the best thing about the whole party apparently. So the next time I was out shopping I thought I would buy her some, I was quite surprised by the choice available smooth, thick, white, dark, all mixed together, nutty, plain and the differences in price there was a value one for 45p going up to a posh brand for £3.00 odd. I opted for the Asda own brand at a coming in at 79p for a 400g glass jar. When you first open it the smell hits you, it is a very strong chocolate smell that makes you want to just stick your tongue in and lick it (you will be pleased to know I resisted). It is fairly thick and I found it hard to spread on my fresh loaf it kept ripping the bread as it was so thick. It was fine on toast though as the heat semi melts it. I thought it was very sweet and left me very thirsty, my daughter loved it and wanted it in her packed lunch. I have nothing to compare it to as I have never tried other brands but I thought for the price it was a good product, tasted nice and did its job. A bit thick though.
Ingredients are sugar, vegetable oil, hazelnuts, fat reduced coca powder, sweet whey powder, emulsifier (soya).
Per 100g there are 566 Kcal and 36.2g fat.
I have to admit that I am am a true and loyal fan of Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Spread. I can eat it on bread, on biscuits, on crackers but my favourite is just straight off the spoon!
Ive never tried a cheaper brand because ive always loved the taste of and it reminds me of summer holidays with my gran in Italy.
Anyhow with the threat of redundancies looming and my grocery bill getting all the bigger since my 3 year old tells me what she'd like Ive been trying the cheaper supermarkets own brands.
Had the chocolate spread not have stated 'hazelnut chocolate spread' then I wouldnt have given it a second glance but how different could hazelnut chocolate spread taste between brands?
Truthfully the deciding factor was the price. Smartprice costing 72p for 400g wheras Nutella usually costs me around the £1.42 mark - half the price is quite a saving.. anyhow to the nitty gritty, on opening the jar I was met with a sweet chocolate smell but not a chocolate hazelnut smell. In I dived with my teaspoon awaiting the taste of heaven but alas all I tasted was disappointment! There was no hazelnut taste and the chocolate just wouldnt melt on my tongue, this was followed by a 'sweetner' aftertaste and my tongue felt almost greasy!
I guess that I was expecting a little too much for my 72p and having grown up on Nutella I decided that this was clouding my judgement so I tried it on my daughter who actually refused to eat it!
I guess that you win some and you loose some but I wont be trading in my nutella in future!
Asda Smart Price Hazelnut Chocolate Spread is produced in Germany. It contains no artificial colours or flavours and no hydrogenated fat.