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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Say "Nu" to NutiLight

Are you a Nutella fan?  I can't say I actually ever have been.  We never had it in our house and even as a kid, there was something about it that just tasted fake to me.  Weird because I love the combo of hazelnut and chocolate.  Not much of a loss though, as Nutella isn't exactly health food.

I love the idea of making a homemade version - there are lots of recipes online - but I don't have a high power blender (one day I hope!), and my food processor could never handle making such a thing.  So I was excited when I found NutiLight online.  A sugar-free hazelnut chocolate spread?  Yes please!  I ordered 3 jars immediately.

Unfortunately, I found this product very disappointing.  It tastes much like regular Nutella (i.e. fake) and I could barely taste the hazelnut at all!  Also, it ain't cheap and even though the jar says it contains like 10 servings, I used half a jar just to make 2 sandwiches.  My nut butter and honey sandwiches are much yummier.  I think I might use this stuff in baking or desserts or just let Big A eat it (she loves it).  Little A doesn't like it either.

I gotta get me a Blendtec or Vitamix so I can make my own hazelnut cocoa spread!!