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Vegan MoFo: Nocciolata Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Review!

Welcome to Day Four of Vegan MoFo 2016! Fridays are going to be all about Sweets and Treats here at OBH and we are starting with a delightful product: Rigoni di Asiago‘s Dairy Free Nocciolata spread! Made from organic hazelnuts and cocoa, it is the perfect solution for any Nutella-not-being-vegan woes…

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This certified-vegan spread is free of palm oil and full of flavor. When the good folks at Rigoni di Asiago approached me for a review, it was tough not to eat the entire jar by the spoonful, I have to admit… but I knew I had to find other ways for the flavors to shine.

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The first method of getting my hazelnut chocolate on was by slathering a banana in the spread – much like I would with peanut butter. This was a tasty, little-less-sinful dessert. The spread is not overly sweet and, in fact carries with it a slight bitterness from the cocoa. It’s a nice change of tempo from the other, cloyingly sweet products out there.

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Nocciolata really starred in the dessert show when blended with a frozen banana for a “nice cream” treat. The same two ingredients were transformed into a creamy, dreamy dessert without worrying about all the added sugars in packaged ice cream.

The last thing I created with Nocciolata was “Nutella” Crescents – cocoa hazelnut spread rolled up into pie crust triangles and baked into tiny, puffy morsels of goodness. These were absolutely delicious (although I might omit the step of brushing them with butter next time – they didn’t turn out as pretty as the photos in the original recipe)! I brought them with me to a party of omnivores and they also thought this dessert was really good!

Unfortunately, I was in such a rush to get to the event that I neglected to take photos! D’oh. Well, trust me, they were delicious and you should try them for your next get-together.

Thank you to Rogni di Asiago for the opportunity to review Dairy Free Nocciolata!

See you tomorrow!

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