Who doesn’t love the chocolate-y hazelnut flavor of Nutella? Let’s be honest it tastes pretty amazing…but two tablespoons of it has a whooping 21g of SUGAR (Nutella Nutrition Facts)! So it’s pretty much like eating cake icing from the bottle. I’ve given it to my kids a handful of times as a “treat” but I started reconsidering it after reading about the sugar content.
My husband purchased Justin’s All Natural Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and surprisingly it tasted pretty good. Definitely not as sweet as Nutella so don’t be surprised when you try it, BUT two tablespoons only has 8g of sugar…so it’s definitely a better alternative to Nutella. You can find it at Target and/or Whole Foods.
I also love the message they leave on their bottles and website…pretty honest and true:
Quick question: Do you eat cake frosting for breakfast? I didn’t think so. Neither do I. Yet some chocolate hazelnut butters have more sugar than cake frosting. Really. You can check. I’ll wait… see? So this is a warning that my chocolate hazelnut butter may not taste like what you’re used to; sugar. What it will taste like is a delicious combination of premium hazelnuts and homemade chocolate for an addictive, skip the bread and eat it with a spoon delicacy.
Another sweet yummy spread that I came across that has a lower amount of sugar content (compared to Nutella) is Biscoff European Cookie it is slightly sweeter (11g of sugar/2tbsp) than Justin’s but still better than Nutella. Biscoff has a crunchier consistency and I like to usually have one slice of bread with Biscoff spread and one with Justin’s hazelnut spread (don’t judge me) lol.