Yesterday, I decided to go to Target (haha I will admit, a lot of afternoons are spent at Target!). And then, I spotted it on the shelf-and I had to have it. Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. But ten DOLLARS? Was it worth the hefty price of over 10 dollars for a jar? I debated. Ah, why not? I stuck it in my cart, bought it, and took it home.
I opened the jar and found I needed to stir it up a bit. There were “pockets” of hard peanut butter, and softer, more oily parts, but nothing a quick stir couldn’t fix. After a minute or so, a smooth, dark brown nut butter awaited for me to devour, I mean eat (;
Here’s how it looked
I took a spoonful and gave it a taste. It was pretty good! The first thing I noticed was a bit of a salty zing it had to it. I wasn’t expecting any saltiness, just sweet, so it caught me a bit off guard. However, I liked it. It had a rather intense hazelnut flavor, balanced beautifully with some chocolatey goodness. I loved how smooth it was after I stirred it up, and it’s mildly sweet flavor. Yum!
To be in love with a nut butter, I have to be able to eat a big spoonful of it, as is, straight from the jar. I think this nut butter is a bit too intense to eat a large quantity of, but it’s still delicious. I remember growing up having chocolate hazelnut spread on white bread and eating it as a sandwich. I think I would definitely do that again, this time with whole wheat of course (;
4 stars. It was a bit pricy, but pretty good. I liked that it had some fiber, but it was a little low in protein. I’d probably get it again, but I don’t think I’m going to eat it as fast as I eat my other peanut butters.
2 tbsp is 190 calories, 16 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.
What’s your favorite way to eat chocolate hazelnut butter?Please leave me some ideas below! And… Last day to enter the Silk Giveaway here!
7 thoughts on “Justins Chocolate Hazelnut Butter”
I have been dying to try this, although I cannot get it where I live– maybe I can order it 🙂 I have never tried nutella or anything so I am not sure if i would like chocolate nut butter, but i like both choc and nut butter so i must try 🙂
yea! if you like hazelnuts, im sure you’ll like it! let me know if you do try it 🙂
I love the chocolate hazelnut butter!! I was buying just the squeeze packets for a while cause I wasn’t sure if I’d be too crazy about it but eventually gave in to buying a jar. I love it on bananas and on bread with sliced bananas. I also find myself mixing it with white chocolate Peanut butter and eating it by the spoonful. heh 😛
Ashley, given my love for white chocolate, and peanut butter, THAT is SUCH a good idea!! 🙂 🙂 your a genius!!
How does this compare to Nutella? Or is it more like PB & Co.’s dark chocolate dreams? now that i think about it, that is pb, not hazelnut.. Just wondering, I’ve seen this in the stores and thought about buying it but always seem to change my mind.
I actually thought it was almost identical! I think Justins has a bit more of a powerful hazelnut flavor than Nutella, and Nutella may be a bit sweeter, but very close in my opinion! and certainly worth a try 🙂
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