Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread

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Product by:
Rigoni di Asiago
Version:
Dairy Free
Price:
$6.99 per 9.52-ounce jar

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On January 31, 2017
Last modified:February 7, 2017

Summary:

This unbelievable dessert spread is perfectly soft and spreadable, yet has a very rich and fulfilling consistency that will never make you feel like your "living without". The flavor has the depth of pure semi-sweet chocolate - something that I wasn't expecting with the simple "cocoa" reference in the name.

The name of this spread does not do it justice. It isn’t merely “cocoa”. Nocciolata Dairy Free is rich, creamy, chocolate goodness.

Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread (Review) - vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free

There is a Nocciolata Spread that DOES contain milk. But the one labeled with those two beautifully descriptive “Dairy Free” words right on the front is the one I reached for. And honestly, there is no missing out on flavor depth in the milkless version.

Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread (Review) - vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free

I’ve not tried Nutella before, but can easily see the allure if it tastes anything like this. That said, I have a feeling that Nocciolata Dairy Free tastes far BETTER than Nutella. It’s very thick, but soft and spreads with ease. The sweet, indulgent taste and smooth consistency reminds me of softened semi-sweet fudge, but with warm underpinnings of real hazelnuts.

I’m not a fan of chocolate on bread, however, Nocciolata Dairy Free was perfect on apple slices. And I may have enjoyed a rich spoonful or two straight up! It would also make a great frosting or quick topping for a vanilla or chocolate dessert. And I have a feeling that your loved ones (dairy free or not!) would appreciate a jar or two as a special gift on Valentine’s Day, their birthday, or just because.

But take note that although Nocciolata Dairy Free is made with just a handful of simple, everyday ingredients, it is high in sugar. Like most other chocolate spreads, I would consider this a treat!

Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread (Review) - vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free

The Facts on Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread

Certifications: The Nocciolata Dairy Free Cocoa Spread is is Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Parve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Nocciolata Dairy Free Cocoa Spread is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Nocciolata website at www.nocciolatausa.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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