Product Type: Ferrero Chocolate
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A new fan
Member Name: steve4oo
Advantages: Lovely flavour and taste
Disadvantages: High in calories and fat!
Until recently I was a complete nutella virgin as we don't tend to have it in our house, but recently in the run up to pancake day, coincidentally, I popped to the shop to buy some as I thought it would make a nice change to my usual syrup or lemon.
Nutella is produced by Ferrero, who most of us will know better if you think of Ferrero Rocher, ring any bells now? I actually didn't know they were the manufacturer until I purchased some, but it does explain the taste. However I will go into tha later!
I have to admit, I was stunned at the price! In Coop, I paid £1.50 for a 400g jar which I thought seemed like a lot, especially considering there were cheaper alternatives right next to it on the shelf! If you're a first tine buyer though, most places also do a 200g jar for £1 too.
It is quite nice to look at as it comes in a see through glass jar with a White screw off lid and 'nutella' in big letters so you won't have trouble finding on in a shelf! you can also see the chocolate through it, so you know when you're running low! The lid s easy to take on and off, but on the first use there is a gold foil under the lid which is quite awkward to remove and needs some persuasion.
The taste of the Nutella is really rich but a lot nicer than what I was expecting. You can really taste the hazelnuts, similarly to a Ferrero Rocher, but they don't overpower the taste of the chocolate itself so it creates a nice balance that is easy to eat... And eat... And keep eating... I have noticed though, that if you have one too many pancakes with Nutella you can end up feeling rather sick (not sure whether this is a result of the pancakes, the Nutella, or a mixture of the two. Nevertheless it's self inflicted so I don't want any sympathy...). It really is tasty though and both the initial flavour and after taste are equally as strong in their flavour, so from this you can tell the quality f the product.
It is worth noting though that it is high in both calories, fat and saturated fat so it is better to eat in moderation. In saying that, you can eat it with a lot of things. It's great on toast, in a sandwich, on pancakes and even in blobs on cornflakes (don't say I'm strange!), although that one is only on occasion ;-) I imagine you can add it to almost any recipe like a chocolate cake mix etc for a bit of extra flavour and it would go really nicely.
I am definitely a fan, and as soon as my old jar ran out I was ready and stocked up for the next lot! 5/5 stars from me... Also, if nothing else, surely it's a fantastic excuse to eat more pancakes, right?
Summary: Great breakfast or snack option
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