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Where to buy fancy "Nutella?"

thesu Jan 24, 2009 01:43 PM

I love Nutella, but I'm looking for something more intense, with high-end chocolate and good hazelnuts. Something that's not overwhelmingly sweet. I've tried Rapunzel's Choconut and think it's okay.

I believe Food Emporium by E. 68 St. has Venchi chocolate-hazelnut spread in their chocolate department. Anyone tried it? This spread from La Molina (http://www.gustiamo.com/cgi-bin/front...) also looks good, but it's $35 a jar!

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    pbjluver RE: thesu Jan 24, 2009 01:48 PM

    $35.00 a JAR?????

    Are you kidding?

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      thesu RE: pbjluver Jan 24, 2009 08:39 PM

      That site also has $70 panettone, $15 San Marzano tomatoes, and $7 pasta (all of which I are worth it according to this article: http://www.gourmet.com/food/2009/01/c...).

      Forgot about Le Pain Quotidien. Their spread is very good, but I can make something very similar at home.

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      pbjluver RE: thesu Jan 24, 2009 01:50 PM

      Zingermans

      http://www.zingermans.com/Product.asp...

      Have never tried this...luv Nutella

      Only $25.00 a jar

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        boccalupo RE: thesu Jan 24, 2009 07:17 PM

        Le Pain Quotidien makes a chocolate-hazelnut spread which it sells by the jar at its NYC locations.

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          boccalupo RE: boccalupo Jan 26, 2009 07:27 PM

          Oh, and Grom sells jars of Crema di Gianduia. I'd guess it must be pretty good since the Grom folks are from Torino, capital of gianduia. I think I'll have to grab a jar myself and find out.

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          tpigeon RE: thesu Jan 26, 2009 08:54 PM

          Have you tried the imported nutella? Much creamier and better in my opinion...

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            thesu RE: tpigeon Jan 29, 2009 06:46 PM

            Oh yeah, when I went to France I made sure to pick up a giant jar. I like how it's not as sweet, and there's no palm oil/hydrogenated fat. That Italian store in Chelsea Market also imports it, but I'm looking for something really over the top.

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            LTSomma RE: thesu Jan 29, 2009 07:58 PM

            Whole Foods sells 2 different brands of organic chocolate hazelnut spread ... both are very good although the brand names escape me.

            I recall that one is from Italy and is the better of the two.

            Very dangerous to the waste line .. especially if peanut butter and crackers are nearby. An extraordinary combination.

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              LTSomma RE: LTSomma Jan 30, 2009 05:24 AM

              The brand we have at the moment, which is from Whole Foods, is called Rapunzel ... made in Germany. Organic, no-trans fat and most important of all, really really good.

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