Product Type: Ferrero Chocolate
Newest Review: ... I still really hate toast that has any black on it due to the smell I had the Nutella always on crusty bread instead. In the UK or North... more
Nutty chocolate heaven in a jar............
Member Name: CarolineMB
Advantages: Not expensive
Disadvantages: You can't stop eating it once you've started!
One of the best inventions I can think of is.......Nutella! Yep, the good old hazelnut/chocolate spread called Nutella. It has to be tasted to be believed. I am probably Nutella's No 1 fan!
This is a spread that you would find in a supermarket amongst all the jams and honeys as the main purpose of Nutella is to spread it on toast, although if you're as big a fan as I am you'll be able to come up with a whole host of ideas as to what to do with it! There are different sized jars but this one above is a 400g jar for £1.50 which is great value. There is also a 200g jar available which is good as the glass jar it comes in can be washed out and used as a glass tumbler afterwards. This one costs 97p. These prices are from Tescos but they are similar in most supermarkets, although if you find it in an Express supermarket it is always more expensive.
This glass jar has a screw on plastic lid and the first time you open it you will need to peel back a gold foil lid in order to get to the Nutella. It is described on the jar as being Hazelnut spread but for anyone who is familiar with the product they will know how chocolatey it tastes as there is a lot of cocoa in the ingredients. If you don't like nutty tasting foods though, you will probably not like this.
The smell hits you as soon as you open it and makes you want to dive straight in! It smells like a chocolate shop! The texture of the spread is very creamy, smooth and luxurious and as you spoon it out of the jar you will see how thick it is. It spreads very easily onto whatever you want to spread it on! The taste is just gorgeous! To me it tastes of smooth, rich chocolate and hazelnuts formulated into a creamy spread. It is very rich and people may find it a bit too rich for them. Not me however, I could eat it straight from the jar (and yes, I have been known to many times!).
You need to store it in the cupboard as opposed to the fridge as it would get too hard if it was refrigerated. It lasts a long time after opening although if you're like me, it won't be lasting long at all.
Writing this is making me crave the taste of it and if I currently had some in the cupboard I would go and have a spoonful of it now, for reviewing purposes only of course! I have to wait until I go food shopping tomorrow to get some.
Some ideas for what to do with it:
Slices of apple with Nutella
Bananas with Nutella
Nutella spread in the middle of a chocolate cake instead of buttercream
Nutella on Crackerbread
Ice cream with Nutella
And of course, spreading it on toast.
Yum Yum!!! A definite recommendation from me!
Summary: A gorgeous, creamy, chocolatey spread - tastes delicious!