Product Type: Ferrero Chocolate
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Nutella - chocolatey goodness but not so kind on the waistline
Member Name: abyznw
Advantages: Tastes good
Disadvantages: High calories and high price
What is it?
Nutella is a chocolate and hazelnut spread that is a tad on the expensive side - at £1.90 for 200g, but I often get it on sale at places like Home Bargains.
I am a total foodie - I try to eat healthily, but this goes out the window where Nutella is involved. Although the adverts seem to imply this is a healthy product (look, it has hazelnuts in!), don't be fooled, I just read that there is 200 calories in 2 tbsp of the stuff!
The horrific calorific factor aside, as a spread I find Nutella really versatile, probably just as versatile as jam - I have it on toast, or a few spoonfuls in a croissant (and tada - homemade pain au chocolat), or for an evening snack I heat up some chopped bananas and add a few spoonfuls of Nutella.
It's quite thick and creamy in consistency, and heavy too - and very, very sweet, so it's quite easy to over indulge! I would say it is more chocolatey in taste with a hint of hazelnuts, (I am not a big hazelnut fan so this suits me!!).
I have also discovered recently that nutella makes a great cupcake icing - just add a spoonful of icing sugar per two spoonfuls of nutella and put in a piping bag - found it works best with plain vanilla cupcakes, as it can get a bit sickly on chocolate sponge.
As I'm such a big nutella fan, I have a grand total of six nutella jars that I use as glasses - the new packaging even have swirl prints on to make them look a little nicer - my nan was commenting on how nice my set of glass tumblers were the other day (she'll never know...)!
All in all a great treat, but given the calories and the price, only suitable for a bit of indulgence every now and again!
Summary: Ok for a treat but not day to day consumption
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