I was recently tasked with the ***difficult*** job of sampling Rigoni di Asiago’s organic and all-natural spreads. I’d sampled a few before, but hadn’t truly mixed and matched them with different food combinations. I also hadn’t thrown a little party for my closest friends to sample hte variety. So last week, my friends and I dug into four jars, and let me just say, we were extremely impressed and completely satisfied.
Maybe I should have saved chocolate (my forever choice of dessert) for last – but it tempting me with its googly eyes, so I opened it up first and set out some fruit and pound cake for everyone…and within minutes, half the jar was gone.
As my first friend said, “It tasted like an even better Nutella. I could put this on everything, and I’d be set for life.”
My other friend, who may have had some other ideas, revealed, “Nocciolata is very delicate to the touch – may be easy to wash off the body quickly if needed.” That’s when he was cut off.
As Rigoni di Asiago claims, “Nocciolata is almost a sin of gluttony,” and I concur. In summary, whatever your needs are with a hazelnut chocolate spread, they will be met with Rigoni di Asiago’s Nocciolata. 11/10, highly recommend.
At this point, it was completely necessary to sample and compare the sister jar of the classic Nocciolata – the dairy free hazelnut and cocoa spread. As you can see in the photo below, dairy free Nocciolata won the 2017 sofi Award for Best New Product. It’s equally an incredible spread, and advertised as a “certified-vegan alternative to our better-for-you, higher-quality, better-tasting chocolate-hazelnut spread.” Doesn’t sound to bad too, right?
In my personal opinion, I still prefer the creaminess of the original Nocciolata. But for those darker chocolate lovers, this is your go-to! It is rich, filling, and you don’t need to much to satisfy your cravings with it. 7/10.
After the chocolates, we opted for something a little lighter, Rigoni di Asiago’s Limited Edition Italian Honey with Mandarin. Perfect for tea or spreading on a biscuit, Rigoni di Asiago’s honeys are quite versatile.
My friend, who has a history in singing and lots of honey consumption, stated “The mandarin honey was so sweet with a delicious flare. Could be used for anything!”
An 8/9 out of 10 for sure. Just make sure to get it quick, as it’s a limited edition! I’m going to have to ration myself on this stuff…
Looking for other honeys in the Mielbio line? Check out the awesome flavor options HERE.
We ended our sampling endeavors with the Strawberries and Wild Strawberries organic fruit spread. Now, I’m the first to admit that strawberries are on the bottom of my list for jams and jellys – more of a black or red raspberry fan. However, I was delightfully surprised by the fresh and natural taste of the spread.
To begin, my friend advises: “What a great spread. My only advice – sniff it before you lick it! You can genuinely smell fresh strawberries!” Words aren’t really his strong suit…
My foodie connoisseur friend exclaimed, “I loved putting the jam on crackers with brie cheese or would be great with baked brie. Could be perfect for something fancy, a poultry glaze, but also for simpler things such as toast, biscuits, or classic PB&J.”
You go Glen Coco! We are all in agreement, strong 10/10 performance!
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At the end of the day, it was hard to rate such amazing spreads. Rigoni di Asiago, you be crushing it over there! But in the end, if I had to choose a favorite, I’m going with the good ol’ classic Nocciolata.
BRB while I’m eating my SECOND jar with a spoon…