Saturday, February 4, 2017

New Chocolatey Hazelnut Option

Valentine's Day is the big name in February in the USA and some other parts of the world, too. But it is not the only holiday, fun or otherwise, in the shortest month of the year. Tomorrow will be World Nutella Day but there are a lot of chocolatey hazelnut nut spread options out there. We've looked at a few of these in the past. Some of those other spreads were good to great and just having choice is a positive thing. But choosing any food item like this should also consider nutritional information and ingredients so we'll compare it to a grandmomma of them all, Nutella, using that company's information. Today we're introducing you to a new one from Peanut Butter & Co. whose flavored peanut butter spread you might have seen in your local grocery stores and even tried. This company has had a chocolatey hazelnut spread in the past but this is their new name for that flavor: Chocmeister. It comes in both a milk chocolate and a darker chocolate variety. I was sent the Peanut Butter & Co. Chocmeister Hazelnut Spread, Dark Chocolatey, 13 Ounce to test and review via the Amazon Vine program, this feature article is purely for your benefit, Sisters and Brothers who love chocolate. No other form of compensation was received for my honest and original review.

Let's start with the things that I didn't like about this product. The spread itself is very sticky, sticking to the sides of the jar and the paper lining top. That lining didn't want to come up easily but you can work on it you'll just need to wash your hands afterwards. And try not to let the spread stick to the top of the jar or it can make opening it again a bit tricky.

Nutritionally this is a mixed product. Finding information about the nutritional values in Nutella takes a bit of a hunt, it is not clearly listed on their USA website but I just looked at a jar's label. Compared to Nutella I would say Chocmeister is better -- less sugars, more fiber, less sodium, less calcium, but the rest of the nutritional values are identical. Another product you might want to compare this to would be peanut butter spread so I looked at the variety I keep on hand in my house, Simply Jif. The Chocmeister has more calories, less total fat but 1 gram more saturated fat, less sodium, more total carbs, more dietary fiber, far more sugars, and less protein. Not as good as this type of peanut butter, huh, but it might be fine for a rare treat particularly if you pair it with fruits or high fiber bread products like I prefer to do.

If this product sounds good for you and your family, check for it in your local grocery store or you can buy it through our links and help support The Chocolate Cult by doing so.

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