I am usually behind the times so maybe you all have tried the Biscoff spread and it is old news??? Comes in a small jar like peanut butter. I have never tasted Nutella --- and I know some say it is good --- but this stuff along the same line as Nutella is unbelievable.
On toast. On bananas. On ice cream. On apples. On a spoon. In a shake. It is exactly the same flavor as those brownish tan cookies given on plane flights ---but in this form ---- OUTSTANDING.
Just thought I would share my 'find' with you. Made by LOTUS. Product of Belgium. I found it at Walmart. Peanut butter section. I don't know how many calories in peanut butter but this is 89 per tablespoon. The tablespoon goes a long way as a spread on crackers.
This cost me $6 and I thought that was high! It lasts tho because it just takes a wee bit and it spreads real easy ( unlike peanut butter)
Listen Kay, this stuff is addicting. I am not a 'foodie' kinda person. And, I'd rather have bread as opposed to sweets, so it took me by surprise ...maybe I'll try this on hawaiian bread...
Try it at your own risk and don't be mad at me.
OK, Rosie - one of us is in BIG trouble - I think it is YOU! I bought a jar of this stuff and after the first taste, I had to put it AWAY - OMG, this is the best tasting stuff I've had in a long time! Thank you for giving me the heads-up on this spread - it is TERRIFIC!
I told you so. Try at your own peril! Brought a jar to work last week and today went to spread on a rice cake during dessert time at work ( rice cake and thin smear of stuff = Lo Cal ) and...GONE! They left me the empty jar. There are only 4 others who could get to that jar!
Very disappointed in Nutella anymore, they are putting too much soy lecithin in it, too liquidy now
I found another hazelnut spread imported from Italy in Shoprite...(name escapes me right now) sooo good like Nutella used to be
I won't be able to try that Biscoff since it has wheat in it
Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut butter blend is good, more hazelnut tasting than chocolate
Peanut Butter&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams is really good too
Missing Rosie-Guess I'm in big trouble, thanks to you! I have an apple, quartered and cored, spread with peanut butter almost
every morning of the year. Hubbie is convinced I am nuts. (pun intended). Will pick up a jar of this wonder spread and join the
group! Thanks for the tip. S.
Rosie, I REALLY am going to GET YOU - no, I really MEAN IT! I just went and purchased a jar of mocha cappuccino butter - BAD ON YOU! LOL I still like the biscotti butter best, but I now have a second best friend! Not much can get me down, if I have a spoon and one of these jars of paradise - heck, I don't even NEED the spoon!
missingrosie - thank you! I think I already have a sense for that. I am just in first month and have managed to get those #s down far enough that the decision to put me on Metformin has been suspended. Time will tell. AND in time- who knows?
Exactly right. Keep going down that planned path and you will be expert in no time. Plus, other perks come with the monitored nutrition - lower BP, lipids, weight and more energy. Even if these things not an issue - improvements come anyway.
After reading this thread, I have to go look for the biscoff spread! I bought Nutella for the first time last week. I like it but not well enough to eat from a spoon lol. Sounds like I am not gonna be able to say that with the biscoff.
LOL! No, they try to appease the budget section with a package of these cookies, a bag of peanuts and a 4-oz. glass of soda - it gets me through a 2-hour flight, but I always take a pbj sandwich to tide me over.
well, my order from amazon arrived today.
i may be the only person on the face of the earth to say this but i didn't like it at all. yes, it had a good flavor but to me it was like eating sweetened grease...which is basically what it is.
doesn't have the protein or vitamin/mineral count of peanut butter...just empty calories...i'd rather eat a chocolate bar if i want empty calories...:-(
already figured that out. i got a two pack. you are getting the one that hasn't been opened! didn't figure you'd want the opened one but i will be happy to give that one to you too!
i'll send them when i send your plants...god only knows when i'll get up that way...sigh.
Tracks - oh no! Sorry you didn't like. First and most ingredient is wheat flour and so not all the spread is fat ( and it has no animal anything in it ). Peanut butter has significantly more fat and more saturated fat and sodium too. It does have more nutritional value however. Is Nutella healthier since it has nuts? I have not tried that yet. Didn't Amazon give the ingredients so you could have checked it out? Anyway, wish I didn't like it. But, I have no worries since now I don't keep it in the house and at work (in a cardiac and pulmonary unit with dieticians and nurses and exercise physiologists!!) a jar will last approx 5 working days. I told the staff that next time it empties they will need to invest - I am tired of supporting their habit. I figure next time I will try the two Jen suggested. (But not yet as I have my physical end August.) Kay, I guess you lucked out!
no problem, mc. we can't all like everything. i did do some research on my peanut butter. i have to say that i like most foods as little processed as possible but i do not like fresh ground peanut butter. it's just too sticky. i buy Skippy Natural. it's about $5 a 26.5 oz jar and publix runs a BOGO on it fairly often.
so here's how the two stack up to each other.
to answer one of the above questions...i like nutella and i use it in place of a piece of candy. yes, the nuts make it a little more healthy but don't be fooled. it's not a "health" food. it's a treat, like candy or cake or anything else you're not supposed to eat!
i don't know why my post came out like it did but i'll try to fix it.
O.K...O.K. You guys finally got to me with the Biscoff...Just happened to be in Wally Mart and could not resist buying a jar. Just had my first spoonfull...my eyes rolled back in my head...crunch a licious!!!
Glad I did miss your posts!!
A cardiologist buddy tried it Tuesday at a lunch meeting...I had to force him to try because his instinct was to first read the contents... After the first spoonful, he decided it was in his best interest not to bother with that 'ole label. Hooked! Was going to buy for his wife so that they could sin together.
PS I put a glob in banana shake - not a lot ---- just enough. PSPS . Fresh strawberry dip ---- was great. And i tried it on a pumpkin zucchini muffin as a glaze. Buddy made the muffins. I wonder if it would be good on carrot cake.
Sometimes it looks like a dog tur_! A new way to eat it...get some ZOI greek honey yogurt at Winco. Plop in some spoonfuls of our fav stuff. Now I do not even like yogurt, but the above with our stuff is wonderful!!
I think it would be good mixed with marshmallow fluff and some kind of fruit. I have never tasted marshmallow fluff --- I have however dreamed of it. Does anybody remember Bonamo Turkish Taffy? It came in chocolate, strawberry, banana and vanilla. The vanilla...so creamy...so vanilla-y...THAT is what I think marshmallow fluff must taste like...and if it does-- I can't take the chance of tasting it because Bonamo taffy is so addictive but thankfully not that available and it is expensive.
We were first introduced to Nutella twenty five years ago and wondered why it was a common component at the breakfast table in some countries. They smear baguette-style breads in France, Italy, Germany and Spain with the stuff. We grew up with more savory breakfasts...rustic breads, cheeses, smoked fish and raw vegetables. We had nannies when our children were young and they and their visiting families would always bring over lots of Nutella for us to enjoy. We didn't miss it from our trips to Europe so it most often ended up in the trash. They smeared it on everything. I like it on occasion for guilding easy desserts. Costco carries Nutella so it's no longer an extravagant import. There are parts of Europe noted for growing hazelnuts, the nut component of this spread. Hazelnuts are incredibly delicious but go rancid faster than most nuts. I would be happy to skip the Nutella and eat fresh roasted hazelnuts but those are like hen's teeth in this country.
I'm italian, so I should have been familiar. I guess I live under a rock- never having heard of Nutella. A few years ago went to Italy ( flew into Germany then to Switzerland then Italy ) ( Luftansa opened a hub in Charlotte and we flew for 199.00 (so was happy to fly in to beautiful Germany and take the train to other areas. Anyway...kept seeing this Nutella stuff...so when in Naples...it was so plentiful and portablemand affordable I stocked up TO BRING BACK TO NC AS GIFT for friends. I figured exotic new taste/food. --- should have brought a nice bottle of oil and rosary from St Peters --everyone knew what the stuff was!
I found it at a WM 40 miles away, mine didn't have it. The Biscoff stuff, I mean. Bought the only 2 jars they had. LOL I agree, it is TOTALLY yummy. I fail to see the atteraction to Nutella. Guess I am just strange.
Try the biscotti spread on Schwan's pancakes or your own pancakes. Yum~ with some applesauce on top. Good eating!
I did not know Wally World had the stuff. A friend in CA told me about it through a recipe she made that used it in a cake recipe.
Well, I did not know where to find any for she bought it at Trader Joe's. We do not have those here and so I ordered it on line. It was a bit on the high size. I just did not tell my husband how much those little jars cost! He didn't ask and I didn't offer! I have them (2) up in the cabinet where I know where they are but haven't offered the news. LOL!
Well, a girl has to have one secret, doesn't she, LOL!
I really had to look for them, I almost missed where they had them stuck on the shelf. 2nd down from the top. And the packages aren't really big, so that makes them a little more difficult to spot too. Now, if they would just get the Biscoff spread...LOL
Our WM isn't "technically" a SuperCenter, it does not say that on the sign. But, it does have everything that the SuperCenter does (just not the Biscoff spread:>) Don't ask me why the signage doesn't designate this a SuperCenter. Probably to appease the city fathers...I don't know.
I happened on this thread and since I work in a WM w/ grocery I had to wander over and check out the peanut butter section:lol: Saw the spread and the Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate spread too. May buy a jar of each and let the work crew help me sample it:) I wasn't a big fan of Nutella and tend to buy peanut butter with reduced sugar content so having a lot of people sampling won't feel like I wasted my money on it. The last thing I got everyone hooked on was Cuties (those little mandarin oranges that peel so easily).
Dmac, at the risk of going off topic, why not make your own peanut butter? Two jars on sale and a food processor = approximately two pints of sugar and salt free peanut butter. Under five dollars for two pints of freshly ground peanut butter is a bargain. If it doesn't meet your expectations of jarred butters you can always add salt and, for that matter, sugar. You will have a healthier product at a cheaper price.
Dmac, I'm not really interested or informed re: the sweet stuff but if you are interested in instruction for ketchup or butters DM me. As for nut butters, such as peanut, it takes about five minutes and a processor to make a few months worth of butter.
Broke down and bought the Biscoff spread and tried it at work. It tastes OK to me--I've never had the cookies so to my tastebuds it reminds me of a cross between creamed graham crackers and really good shortbread cookies. It has a floury texture to it as well. Several of the coworkers loved it so the jar was cleaned out:lol:
Must be something about working in the piedmont of NC ---- I brought mine to work and it lasted a day... and it was from a specialty store...$$$ before I knew about Walmart.
Those gals will eat anything...
Have you ever heard of, or tried a peanut butter & tomatoe sandwich?
I grew up on them & although it seems like a very strange combination---it works!!! Something about the acid of the tomatoe mixes well with the peanutbutter. Also, not all of the sugar from jellies or jams!
Heard of it but not brave enought to give it a go:lol: Of course, I'm a tomato freak and if I've got an in season, ripe and juicy tomato around me--more than likely it's getting sliced, salt & peppered and hoovered down:lol: My other go to tomato option is eat it like an apple with a little garlic salt (add as you eat:)
I think I've seen tomato and peanut butter in combo in Indian dishes so I'm sure it's a good balance.
no not that combo... I have heard of peanut butter and mayo... ewwww
my fav way of eating peanut butter is on a teaspoon --just me, the p. butter, and the spoon!
I am with you on the fresh tomato and the salt and pepper. On the rare occasion I run across one in the supermarket that SMELLS like a real tomato -- I am in heaven. I can grow them...but the deer ...the deer...
Nutella and I go way back. A friend in highschool (I graduated in 1988 and this was probably sophomore year..you can do the math) had it at her house because her parents were european. I fell in love with it. Up until about 5 years ago, Nutella was only available in specialty stores. Now it is all over, and I agree that the formula is a little different. Not as spreadable...almost runny. Still tasty. I also have enjoyed cashew butter, almond butter and tahini, or sesame butter.
I will have to try Biscoff. I am feeling dangerous lately... so the risk of biscoff's taste rush and the possibility of addiction, well, it sounds right up my alley. ha ha.
The weird combos.. 15 years ago I would have been appalled by the idea of p-nut butter being the main ingredient in a chicken dish (thai ) that I love. I am guilty of enjoying the heck out of a p-nut butter bacon and honey sandwich on whole wheat toast. I blame Elvis for my love of p-nut butter, banana w/ honey,sunflower seeds and a few raisins if there are any in the cabinet.
Ok, you Biscoff peeps...are you aware that there is a Crunchy Biscoff spread too? My WM had both; I'm not a fool, I bought one of each. :>) This is the first that my WM has had the spread. I saw that they had the cookies about 6 months ago.
Oh, yeah...that crunchy stuff do taste good!!! LOL