Where to Buy: Justin’s Online and select stores
Price: $9.95 for a 16-ounce jar
Quick Question: Do you eat cake frosting for breakfast? I didn’t think so. Neither do I. Yet some chocolate hazelnut butters have more sugar than cake frosting. You can check. I’ll wait … see. So this is a warning that my chocolate hazelnut butter may not taste like what you’re used to; sugar. What it will taste like is a delicious combination of the premium hazelnuts and homemade chocolate for an addictive, skip the bread and eat with a spoon delicacy.
What I Think:
When I received this packet in my Foodzie Tasting Box for August along with the other Justin’s nut butters, I figured it would taste like Nutella. I usually keep Nutella on hand, so I held off on tasting this Chocolate Hazelnut Butter because I didn’t really figure it would be anything all that different.
And you know what… this is very similar to Nutella. Except … I can taste the hazelnuts. I mean… really taste the hazelnuts! As with my other experiences with Justin’s nut butters, this has a slightly different kind of consistency and texture – it tastes homemade. It doesn’t taste like it was made in a factory. So every once in a while, I can feel the texture of a bit of finely ground nut that wasn’t ground quite as finely as the other particles.
This is smooth and creamy, nutty and oh-so-chocolate-y! This just simply tastes better than Nutella. It is sweet… but like the above description states, this doesn’t taste like sugar. And I think that is what my fascination for Nutella was about – it was the sugar. It does taste like cake frosting. This … doesn’t. It is sweet, but this tastes like chocolate and hazelnuts. And even though I love cake frosting … I like this better.
My Final Thoughts:
Well, I am going to finish my last jar of Nutella because I don’t like the idea of wasting it. But, when it comes time to get a new jar, I think I’m going to reach for THIS instead.