ISO - Crema Gianduja alle Nocciole
I was at a colleague's for breakfast and he had us try this. I much prefer over Nutella as it isn't as cloying. He brings it over from Rome x2 a year (and he is in DC) so no joy using his channel.
I haven't had a chance to scour the GTA but I thought I would ask.
...from the web...
Baratti & Milano have been making chocolate in Torino, Piemonte, since 1858. This master chocolatier continues to operate in its famously elegant pasticceria in the landmark Piazza Castello as founded by Ferdinando Baratti in 1858. While the city of Torino has changed in the meantime, the companys motto Our quality makes history rings as true today as ever.
Generations of Piemontese children have been raised on this silky, smooth hazelnut cream, made naturally with regions famously smoky-sweet Tonda Gentile hazelnuts and low-in-fat cocoa. Perhaps its because everything this cream touches falls under the seductive spell of its creamy texture and irrestibly rich flavors. Or perhaps its because nearly everything in your pantry can be combined with Barattis cream: amaretto cookies, biscuits, fruit or ice cream, as well as cakes and pies.
Yep. The valu-mart a.k.a. Bloor St Market on the lower level of the Manulife centre has it regularly. Find it next to the Ice cream freezers.
As for the taste, it's good, but I found it too heavy on the chocolate to be a good replacement for Nutella. It's not nutty enough.
Overall, the baratti product is excellent for topping a sundae maybe, and at $6.99 for a 100gm jar, I am kind of glad about that.
P.S. They also have the Baratti chocolate bars. Try the rose one!
slitti! it is fantastic stuff and comes in milk and dark chocolate versions:
"Hazelnut-Chocolate Spread (200g or 300g):
This premium chocolate-hazelnut spread is in a league of it's own. It's great with bread, croissants, crepes, cakes, cookies or just enjoy it with a spoon. Available in both milk (Riccosa – 46% Piedmont hazelnuts) and dark (Gianera – 52% Piedmont hazelnuts) chocolate. The flavour is so intense that a little bit goes a long way. You have to taste it to believe how good it is!"
you can get it at soma and should be able to get it at pusateri's. all other chocolate/hazelnut spreads taste like oil and flour to me after eating this.