It has been a really long time since I was compelled/physically able to write about any food products. Life has taken some interesting twists and turns since my last post. Things have changed. I live in Denver now. I have a toddler and don’t do as much experimenting in the kitchen because with her I need to stick with what works (sweet potato and pears). I have also done a fair amount of thinking about our food choices as a family and have made some significant changes in how we eat. And some of those changes include buying less processed food overall, and reading labels closely for GMOs/other toxic ingredients that seem to lurk everywhere. The hardest part for me is giving up store-bought sweets and chocolate. But pretty much everything has conventional corn syrup, all the way down to the last M&M. Nothing is safe, really.
Enter Nocciolata. It’s an organic hazelnut spread, much like Nutella, but with a richer, nuttier flavor. Many people reported they had a hard time getting used to the flavor after having Nutella. I personally prefer Nocciolata’s true hazelnut and smooth milk chocolate flavors, over that of Nutella. Made in Italy, it features the Organic Farming seal, as well as the USDA Organic stamp. It is composed of just 8 ingredients (7 out of 8 are organic) and is legitimately dangerous. My vehicle of choice is usually Whole Foods Organic Honey Graham Crackers. The spread and the cookies make the perfect combo and you can make little sandwiches. Absolutely addicting. And absolutely all natural and preservative free. I finished a jar a week or so ago. I told myself I am not going to buy another one but who am I kidding?!?!? I would spread this on paper and eat it and it would be amazing.
I picked this gem up at my local Whole Foods in Cherry Creek, Denver. It’s also available for purchase on Amazon, and can also be found at Wegman’s and Zabars. I never want to be without this product in my kitchen cabinet ever again.