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Mar 3, 2011 08:18 PM

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...

Product Description
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.

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  1. didnt read it all but that sounds like a super italian product, so one place Id check is La Rose bakery in Etobicoke, they have tons of Italian products in store and I wouldnt doubt that they have that...

    1. Soma carries an Italian hazelnut spread that is fantastic, but I can't recall the brand, sorry!

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        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.

      2. Loblaws in Manulife Centre. Also, 'All the Best' in Summerhill/Rosedale and Pusateri's.

        You really prefer it to Nutella? I tried them side by side, Nutella won a 'spoon' test and a crepe test.

        1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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        1. re: meatnveg

          Are you saying I can find the Baratti crema here?
          I am dying to try it!

          1. re: Idas

            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!

            1. re: meatnveg

              mmmm! thanks! I was hoping it was going to be even MORE nutty, I am nut crazy!

              1. re: Idas

                I found the Baratti at Il Gelatiere on Mt. Pleasant. It was a nice change from Nutella.
                I have to remember to find the Slitti brand Gianera – 52% Piedmont hazelnuts..I love dark chocolate.

                Il Gelatiere
                647 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA