Believe me, this decadent, silken hazelnut chocolate spread will make you forget Nutella in a heartbeat because of its wonderful flavor and the quality of its ingredients!
In 2012, Antonio della Corte was creating sweet mixes for gelaterie and pastry shops in Italy while Anna Maria Conti was running a farm with a bed and breakfast a few miles north of Rome.
In a blend as natural and perfect as chocolate and hazelnut, the two combined their talents to create Il Colle de Gusto and to produce a line of delicious and addictive spreads made with Anna Marie's own extra virgin olive oil and nuts from friends' farms.
We are very excited to bring their award-winning artisanal spreads directly from Italy to you!
The rich chocolate flavor and roasted hazelnut aroma of Noccioliva shine through, while the extra virgin olive oil enhances this silken hazelnut chocolate cream by lending it incredible luster and smoothness. Yuuuuuuuuum!
While it is so very tempting to just grab a spoon and eat it directly from the jar, you can spread Noccioliva on a piece of warm toast for a true treat (try adding a sprinkle of sea salt!)
Of course it can be drizzled over crepes, pancakes and French toast, and it can be paired with a favorite jam (and/or a banana, apple, etc.) for a yummy sandwich. You can spoon Noccioliva over gelato and fold it into whipped cream to make a special mousse.
Entertaining? For a simple and quick dessert, you can serve a bowl of this oh-so-tasty-chocolatey-and-hazelnutty spread with plenty of fresh and dried fruit and biscotti for dipping.
For those who love to bake, Noccioliva is must-have! You can use it as a base for a soufflé, add it to pastry cream or even swirl it into bread pudding.
Ingredients: Hazelnuts, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, rice flour, cocoa, vanilla and sunflower lecithin.
Size: 8.8 ounces / 230 grams
Artisan: Il Colle del Gusto
Origin: Lazio, Italy