Nutella is the name people think of when they're craving the taste of a chocolate hazelnut spread -- whether it's to eat straight from the jar with a spoon like any addict will proudly do, or if it's to bake into something delicious like donuts. But there's more than one product on the market to satisfy the need for chocolate and hazelnut.
Actually, there are options for just about everyone, from strictly organic choices to ones made with beloved Hershey's chocolate to smaller Italian manufacturers. We wanted to know: Which brand makes the best chocolate-hazelnut spread? Are any of them comparable to the love we have for Nutella?
Our editors blind-tasted seven different brands of spread to find the best. We judged the spreads based on flavor (ratio of hazelnut to chocolate), texture (smooth vs. granular) and overall quality of the product. So ... did Nutella come out on top? Check out the results below to find out.
As always, our taste test was in no way influenced by or sponsored by the brands put to the test below.
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