Nutella or Nutino Hazelnut Spreads, which is better?
For the past couple of years now Nutella has risen to new heights of food stardom overseas. Everyone raves how they love it and even just thinking about Nutella makes them salivates. I for one like it but not to the point of collapsing to the ground in orgasmic food comatose every time I ate it smeared on my morning toast….lol! If you want to read how Nutella came to be, please read this post by Tori Avey: The History of Nutella.
In the Philippines, Nutella is hot at the moment….. it is the “it” item to bring as “pasalubong” (gifts you give to your family & friends) along with Cadbury, Lindt, Fererro Rocher and Tim Tams. Nutella has the same shine as the now hot trending Speculoos Cookie Butter which by the way I haven’t tasted as it is nowhere to be seen here in Australia.
Here in Australia, Hazelnut Spreads are just normal as your Peanut Butter and Vegemite, always there in your Bread & Spreads Aisle in your regular Supermarkets. In our TRIBE household, Hazelnut Spread are only bought once in awhile as the family gets tired of the same thing easily. I categorize this spreads in that “eat in moderation” level.
Now let us talk about Nutino….. the quiet achiever sitting next to Nutella in the Supermarket Bread & Spreads Aisle. I’ve tasted this brand by chance only due to a sale in Woolworths months ago for only AUD$2 for a 400g jar and I must say am not disappointed!
So now, I will show you the comparison between the two, to prove that brand names have their counterparts and cheaper is not always feral…..
I’ve purchased 750g jars, as you can see Nutella’s jar is more slender and taller while Nutino’s jar is short and stout. Btw, the boy bread is for Nutella and the girl bread was for Nutino.
Nutella Jar’s mouth has a thin foil seal, so annoying to open as it rips into pieces. Texture and consistency of Nutella Hazelnut Spread is smooth and very easy to spread.
TASTE: Tad too sweet for my liking and more chocolaty.
Nutino Jar’s mouth has a greaseproof liner seal, when you peel it away, it goes in one piece. Texture and consistency of Nutino Hazelnut Spread is smooth and easy to spread.
TASTE: Sweet, has more hazelnut taste and slightly thicker.
Nutella here in Australia is Australian Made.
Nutino is Made in Italy.
In my personal opinion, Nutella and Nutino are almost the same but I’m leaning more to Nutino as it has more Hazelnut taste, I can tolerate the sweetness and price wise much cheaper compare to Nutella even without the sale discount. I also like the shape of the Nutino jar as it is easy for someone to scrap the leftover spread with their finger compare to the slender shapely Nutella jar.
As with the rest of the TRIBE… they are not bothered if we have either one in the pantry, as both of them are good Hazelnut Spreads.
So, what do you think? Would you try Nutino? Would you stick to Nutella?
F.Y.I~ I’m not related or connected to these businesses. This is my own personal review about products we use in the TRIBE’s household. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases.