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2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
We had made a list. Inside there were 15 alternative spreads to Nutella, of which we are greedy, God forbid, but without Palm oil.
We have added 15 new hazelnut spreads without the infamous tropical oil, after the twists that have inflamed the clash between critics and defenders of palm oil in recent days, namely:
(1) the publication of a dossier by Efsa (the European food safety agency) on the presence of carcinogenic and genotoxic substances in palm oil, (2) the commitment of Aidepi, the association that brings together the main companies in the sector: Ferrero, Mulino Bianco, Bauli to "make, in the shortest possible time, all the choices necessary for the maximum protection of consumer health …", even if the Italian industry does not seem oriented towards the abandonment of fat, 3) Coop's withdrawal of all branded products containing the oil in question, In addition, given that they are often local products, we have divided all 30 spreads by region of origin. For each one you will find the price indicated.
Before your comments, a clarification: this is a list not a ranking.
Certainly we will have forgotten someone, so comment without restraint, add and report. Then with a nice slice of bread, we make do.
1. Hazelnut Cream - Pariani
Piedmont IGP hazelnuts exploited to the bone. From a degree thesis on the enhancement of hazelnut by-products, Mattia Pariani gave birth to a project, or rather a line of products, which exploit the oil of the fruit.
In the Hazelnut Cream, therefore, the ingredients are: Piedmont IGP hazelnut (50%), cane sugar, low fat cocoa, whole milk powder, hazelnut oil, concentrated cow butter, natural Bourbon vanilla extract, emulsifier: soy lecithin (GMO-free).
If you want to learn more, you will also find almond and pistachio creams.
Price: Pack of 200 gr: 10, 50 euros
2. Gianduja - Maison of hazelnut
Family-run, "Maison della Nocciola" is a company focused on the processing and transformation of Piedmont IGP hazelnuts.
There is Gianduja (Piedmont IGP hazelnut -52% - cane sugar, low fat cocoa, skimmed milk powder, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), but also Margherita (Piedmont IGP hazelnut - 52% - cane, skimmed milk powder, cocoa butter, soy lecithin and vanilla).
Price: Pack of 380 gr: 9.90 euros
3. Hazelnut and Cocoa spreadable cream - B langhe
Small biscuit factory in the 1970s, today a company with a production plant outside the city center, but still in Alba. Tonda Gentile Igp and captivating packaging (a mix between the Luzzatti and Folon traits).
Ingredients: toasted Piedmont hazelnuts IGP 45%, sugar, milk powder, cocoa powder 22/24%, emulsifier: soy lecithin.
Price: 200 gr package: 10 euros
4. Hazelnut Cream - Elite Hazelnuts
Cravanzana, Alta Langa of Cuneo. 25 hectares cultivated for over 50 years in hazelnut groves with shelling plant and a transformation laboratory on the farm. The hazelnuts are sold roasted, whole, in grain or flour and still in the shell on request.
The hazelnut cream has 58% toasted PGI Piedmont hazelnuts, brown sugar, milk and low-fat cocoa.
Price: 250 gr package: 8, 30 euros
5. Hazelnut cream - Teo and Bia
Organic production for the Alessandria company. Few frills in the packaging, very essential. The hazelnut cream has been certified organic since 2011.
Ingredients: hazelnuts 47%, cane sugar, bitter cocoa. Organic product without milk and gluten. Without soy lecithin.
Price: Pack of 212 gr: 9, 35 euros
6. Gianduioso - Leone
The "tablets" company put its giandujotto cream in a tube (to be kept in the bag and extracted in the event of a glycemic drop in the subway).
Ingredients: Piedmont IGP hazelnut (45%), raw cane sugar, cocoa, cocoa mass, vanilla beans, soy lecithin.
Price: 36.52 euros / Kg
7. Hazelnut cream - Baratti & Milano
"La" Caffetteria di Torino founded in 1858 signs its cream which includes 45% of hazelnuts, sugar, low-fat cocoa (9%), skimmed milk powder (5%), cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, flavorings.
Price: 23.50euro / Kg
8. Hazelnut cream - Pope of the Woods
Company of the Noè family with 40 hectares of hazelnut groves in the province of Cuneo.
Ingredients: 55% IGP Piedmont hazelnut; sugar; skimmed milk powder; low-fat cocoa powder; bourbon vanilla; emulsifier: GMO-free soy lecithin.
Price: Pack of 250 gr: 7.90 euros
9. Novi Cream
The alternative to Nutella from the Elah Dufour group, in a cardboard package that dangerously induces a street food consumption, contains hazelnuts (45%), sugar, low-fat cocoa (9%), skimmed milk powder (5%), butter cocoa, emulsifier: soy lecithin, flavorings.
Price: 16, 20 euros / kg
10. Extra dark cocoa heart dark chocolate spread with hazelnuts – Venchi
The Piedmontese brand born in 1878 drops the ace of dark chocolate. Ingredients: Piedmont hazelnut paste IGP 26%, extra dark chocolate 23% (cocoa powder, sugar, cocoa butter, Cocoa: 64% min.), Olive oil 18%, sugar, low-fat cocoa powder, emulsifier: lecithin soy, natural vanilla flavor.
Price: Pack of 320 gr: 11.40 euros
11. Gianduia cream - Caffarel
The portrait of Pier Paul Caffarel brings us the image of a man with ruddy cheeks and an awkward hairdo. After all, it was 1826. However, the hair doesn't matter.
The ingredients of the gianduia cream are: Piedmont hazelnuts IGP 40%, sugar, low-fat cocoa powder, skimmed milk powder, concentrated butter, almonds, emulsifier: lecithin (soy).
Price: 21.82 euros / kg
12. Giacometta - Giraudi
The name is a tribute to Giacometta, Gianduia's bride. Ingredients: sugar, 32% Igp hazelnuts, peanut oil, low-fat cocoa powder, almonds, whole milk powder. Emulsifier: soy lecithin. Natural flavors: vanillin.
Price: 300 g pack: 12 euros
13. Gianduja cream - Guido Gobino
One of the great Piedmontese names. Before moving on to the ingredients it is good to focus on the fact that the cream is also available in the 3 kg basket. Now it's your business.
Ingredients: sugar, Piedmont IGP hazelnut (35%), low-fat cocoa powder, low-fat milk powder, concentrated cow butter, natural Bourbon vanilla extract. Emulsifier: soy lecithin (GMO free).
Price: € 58 / per kg
14. Cocoa and hazelnuts in the spoon - Luca Montersino
Do you need presentations? The pastry cream that boasts a level of loyalty from its fans that not even Vasco Rossi signs a cream that includes: tonda gentile trilobata hazelnut (46%), brown sugar, skimmed milk powder, (6.5%), cocoa (5%), emulsifier: soy lecithin, vanilla beans.
Price: Pack of 200 gr: 4, 98 euros
15. Gianduia Cream - Domori
Gianluca Franzoni's company founded in 1997 makes an exquisite splamabile cream with these ingredients: Piedmont hazelnut paste IGP (50%), cane sugar 43.3%, Arriba cocoa powder 6%, natural vanilla 0.4%, soy lecithin 0.3%.
Price: Pack of 200 gr: 11, 60 euros
16. + 55 - Guido Castagna
Don't be fooled by the name: Here the percentage of Piedmont IGP hazelnuts is an impressive 68%, then sugar, cocoa, cocoa butter.
Price: 49.7 euros / kg
17. Concert - Pure Delight
Borgo Priolo company in the province of Pavia.
The hazelnut cream of the Datei family includes Piedmont IGP hazelnuts (58%), sugar, Ecuador cocoa powder and GMO free soy lecithin.
Price: 195 gr package: 15.90 euros
18. Hazelnut Cream - Lindt
The infallible maître chocolatier wrapped in waves of "melt" chocolate offers a cream that has 40% Piedmont IGP hazelnuts, sugar, skimmed cocoa powder, skimmed milk powder, cocoa butter, anhydrous butter. Emulsifier: soy lecithin, natural Bourbon vanilla extract.
Price: Pack of 280 gr: 7.99 euros
19. Cream of cocoa and hazelnuts from Piedmont IGP - Colzani
"The chocolate craftsman" as he defines himself, signs a cream that includes Piedmont hazelnuts IGP 45%, cane sugar, natural cocoa.
Price: 280 gr package: 9.50 euros
20. Nocciolata - Rigoni
You say Rigoni and think of two things. The writer and the company from the Asiago plateau. For the moment we put literature aside in favor of Nocciolata. Ingredients: cane sugar, 16% hazelnut paste, sunflower oil, skimmed milk powder, cocoa 6, 5%, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract.
Price: Pack of 350 gr: 3, 69 euros
21. Exceptional Cream and Fabulous Cream - Alajmo
They can afford it, to self-define creams as you read above. They are the Alajmo, a family that grinds Michelin stars from the Le Calandre restaurant onwards.
The “Exceptional” one is made with powdered sugar, Etna hazelnut paste (25.6%), gentle hazelnut paste (15.4%), cocoa (7.7%), skimmed milk powder, grape seed oil. Weight: 350 g.
The Favolosa cream includes Etna hazelnut paste (23.5%), Gentile hazelnut paste (23.5%), powdered sugar, hazelnut flour (15.3%), almond flour, skimmed milk powder.
Price: 12 euros
22. Spreadable cream - Bardini
We are in Emilia. Historic Piacenza brand, famous for scratching. Here, however, we are interested in his spread.
Ingredients: hazelnut paste (45% min), sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnut oil, cocoa butter, non-GMO soy lecithin.
23/24. Riccosa and Gianera - Slitti
Established as a roasting company in 1969, the company then moved on to chocolate. Two top creams: Riccosa and Gianera.
Rich - Ingredients: Piedmont hazelnuts 46%, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, natural vanilla (minimum cocoa 14%), emulsifier: soy lecithin.
Price: 42.5 euros / kg.
Gianera - Ingredients: “round and gentle variety of the Langhe” hazelnuts, sugar, cocoa mass, low-fat cocoa powder, cocoa butter. Natural vanilla. (hazelnuts 52% - cocoa 20% minimum).
Price: 54.50 euros / kg
25. Tuscan cocoa cream - Amedei
Cecilia Tessieri's company, founded in 1990 ("in a tiny laboratory") produces its "Tuscan cream". Ingredients: “Tonda Gentile” variety hazelnuts (minimum 50%), cane sugar, cocoa mass, vanilla. It may contain traces of almonds, pistachios, walnuts, milk.
Price: Pack of 200 gr: 12, 10 euros.
26. Noccioro45 - NocciOro
The name recalls the percentage of hazelnuts. Family-run business, 15 hectares planted with hazelnut groves for over 40 years. The headquarters are in Avella, Bassa Irpinia (fate in the name ?, the hazelnut takes its name from this municipality: the scientific name of the hazelnut is in fact Corylus Avellana).
Shelling plant and a transformation laboratory in the company.
Ingredients: toasted hazelnuts (45%), sugar, skimmed milk powder, cocoa.
Price: Pack of 25o gr: 6, 50 euros
27/28. Nocciutella and Godinella - Gay-Odin
Neapolitan chocolatier institution. The names play with the childish, but the content is dangerously adult.
Two versions: Nocciutella. Ingredients: sugar, milk, hazelnuts, milk butter.
Price: Format of 250 gr, 11 euros.
Godinella: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, dark chocolate hazelnuts, oil.
Price: Pack of 300 gr: 11 euros.
29. Cremderì - Sal de Riso
The pastry chef of "La Prova del cuoco" launched his Giffoni hazelnut cream and "Colline Salernitane" PDO extra virgin olive oil in 2007.
Price: Pack of 250 gr: 8.90 euros
30. Heart of Gianduia - Il Modicano
Vegan company of Modica. The cream contains: Sicilian hazelnuts 43%, cane sugar, skim cocoa powder 8, 5%, soy powder, Bourbon vanilla, soy lecithin. 100% from organic farming.
Price: Pack of 230 gr: 7, 70 euros