When you think of chocolate spread, there’s only really one name that comes to mind: Nutella. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Nutella’s sweet hazelnut monopoly would come to an end, and of course Swiss chocolatier Lindt would be the ones to throw their hat into the ring.
Though Lindt’s Hazelnut Cream Spread has been available in continental Europe for some time, its recent entrance into the U.K. market has caused quite a stir, with the gourmet spread reportedly selling out on the brand’s website immediately upon release (thankfully, it has since been restocked). And unlike Nutella, the spread contains no palm oil, which the European Food Safety Authority ruled as a “potential health concern.” Though, it’s worth it to note that Nutella says otherwise.
According to Time, another draw to the new spread is that it contains a whopping 40 per cent hazelnuts, compared to Nutella’s 13 per cent. We’ll take three jars please. Unfortunately for us Canadians, the spread isn’t quite available in grocery stores just yet, but if you’re desperate you can always go the Amazon route and sample the deliciousness for yourself at $15.99 (plus $6.49 shipping).
In the meantime, we very much echo the sentiments of this tweet:
Hey @LindtCanada I need the new hazelnut chocolate spread in my life 😭
— Johanne (@jjjjohanne) July 5, 2018