SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE // win a jar of pierre marcolini’s luxury hazlenut spread

Pierre Marcolini chocolate spread jar

Chocolate. That got your attention, didn’t it?

My kids – like pretty much every other child on the planet – LOVE the gooey brown goodness, but I’ve always resisted buying chocolate spread as I was concerned by the sugar and fat, and the fact most contain palm oil (the production of which contributes to rainforest destruction).

But when I heard about Pierre Marcolini’s Casse-Noisette (which means Nutcracker, in French), I knew further resistance was futile.

Master chocolatier, PIERRE MARCOLINI, blends toasted hazelnuts from the Italian region of Piedmont, with premium cocoa from the best independent producers around the world to create his smooth Nutcracker spread.

Free from palm oil and preservatives, this rich, creamy recipe simply adds whole milk, a pinch of salt and just the right amount of sugar (all unnecessary fats have been removed) to create a delicious melt-in-the-mouth spread – the perfect treat for when you deserve a little extra sweetness in your life. 

We were delighted to be sent a jar of this chocolate-y goodness, and immediately got to work trying it out (purely for research purposes, of course). 

Here’s what we came up with… 

Pierre Marcolini chocolate spread banana

Pierre Marcolini chocolate spread toast

First we tried Nutcracker spread on a toasted waffle, topped with fresh banana. Next, we ramped it up and turned the waffle into a toastie (don’t overcook, or the chocolate will get too hot and end up lumpy).

Lastly we kept it simple and drizzled it over some fresh raspberries, strawberries and banana.

My favourite was the Nutcracker waffle (this would also be amazing on French toast); Big Sis loved all three and Lil Sis couldn’t get enough of the chocolate-spattered fruit bowl.

How would you enjoy YOUR Casse-Noisset hazlenut chocolate spread?

• like your chocolate with a kick? Check out how to make a Twisted Hot Chocolate

Pierre Marcolini chocolate spread fruit bowl

 

85 Comments

  1. Rebecca Sutton - August 23, 2017 reply

    With a spoon. Just a spoon, straight in my mouth!

  2. on sweet waffles with strawberries and squirty cream

  3. on hot buttered wholemeal toast !

  4. Rebecca Morton - August 24, 2017 reply

    On Pancakes

  5. A S,Edinburgh - August 24, 2017 reply

    Ordinarily, I’d say straight out of the jar, but right now I actually really fancy using it to fill a chocolate sandwich cake. It looks amazing!

  6. Im a lover of fresh white thick cut bread, with just far too much choc spread, that to me is heaven!

  7. Rachel Craig - August 24, 2017 reply

    On toast.

  8. iain maciver - August 24, 2017 reply

    with the biggest spoon that will fit in the jar

  9. Would be nice on crepes with strawberries and ice cream

  10. I would eat in a waffle with bananas.

  11. Spooned from the jar and on toasted bagels!

  12. Angela Treadway - August 24, 2017 reply

    On toast X

  13. Margaret Clarkson - August 24, 2017 reply

    As a filling for a home made cake.

  14. Clare Hubbard - August 24, 2017 reply

    On toast

  15. Bryan Murphy - August 24, 2017 reply

    In pancakes

  16. Kyle Livermore - August 24, 2017 reply

    It would be gone in seconds. I would eat it with a big spoon. 😀

  17. Alice O'Neill - August 24, 2017 reply

    Spread on toast, topped with banana

  18. Rebecca Brown - August 24, 2017 reply

    On some realky indulgent strawberry, chocolate spread sandwiches made with brioche

  19. Hayley Atkins - August 24, 2017 reply

    With bananas on a pancake!

  20. On crumpets with some anchor butter!

  21. Angie McDonald - August 24, 2017 reply

    I’d enjoy it in Croissants!

  22. christine szlobodnik - August 24, 2017 reply

    Banana topped toast like you did & in a milkshake maybe & choc jam sandwich/wrap xx

  23. Susie Wilkinson - August 25, 2017 reply

    Initially, I think I might just enjoy it on my fingers, you’ve got to try it first before it get’s on any food, then, if there’s any left, I think it would be great in Brioche rolls!

  24. Laura Pritchard - August 25, 2017 reply

    I’d dip fruit in it & chill them!

  25. Spread on pancakes x

  26. On some lovely crusty bread x

  27. Natalie Thomason - August 25, 2017 reply

    On toast

  28. Sheena Batey - August 25, 2017 reply

    I would have it slathered all over toast

  29. Judith Allen - August 25, 2017 reply

    Banana and chocolate spread on wholemeal toast. Keep it simple.

  30. Julia Lawson - August 25, 2017 reply

    On toast…or straight from the jar 😉

  31. Natalie Newham - August 26, 2017 reply

    Probably straight from the jar!

  32. Margaret GALLAGHER - August 26, 2017 reply

    Staight from the jar (as long as the children aren’t looking!)

  33. Ruth Harwood - August 27, 2017 reply

    In a sandwich or on toast!!

  34. claire woods - August 27, 2017 reply

    on toast.

  35. On a warm waffle with chopped banana and a generous blob of vanilla ice cream!

  36. claire griffiths - August 28, 2017 reply

    on toast or on pancakes yummy

  37. maria blythin - August 28, 2017 reply

    i love hot croissants with my chocolate spread x

  38. straight from the jar, I don’t have the patience to pair it with anything.

  39. Jodie A Green - August 29, 2017 reply

    on nice warm toast!

  40. john prendergast - August 30, 2017 reply

    spread on crumpets

  41. Leila Benhamida - August 30, 2017 reply

    Will enjoy it on a pancake with strawberries

  42. Tracy Newton - August 30, 2017 reply

    Over icecream and strawberries

  43. jo liddement - August 30, 2017 reply

    I would enjoy this spread on some of my husband’s homemade bread.

  44. This looks amazing!!

  45. Natalie Turner - August 31, 2017 reply

    I would make pancakes and dip them 🙂

  46. Natalie White - August 31, 2017 reply

    With strawberries – yummmm! 🙂

  47. I’d enjoy the delicious chocolate spread on a crumpet.

  48. Spread on some oat pancakes with strawberries.

  49. Christina Palmer - September 3, 2017 reply

    I would spread it on crumpets

  50. On a crumpet

  51. On crepes

  52. philippa lunn - September 4, 2017 reply

    dipped with strawberries 🙂

  53. Lindsey Stuart - September 4, 2017 reply

    I would really enjoy this chocolate spread on some white toast, Banana’s on top look super tasty i will have to try that.

  54. I’d have it on pancakes 🙂

  55. Looks fabulous and tasty

  56. I would use it to make Banana Sushi (spread it on mountain bread, add a banana, roll up and slice)

  57. Sadiyya Maryam - September 5, 2017 reply

    I would treat hubby and daughter to crepes with this yummy chocolate spread with caramelised bananas and strawberries.

  58. On toast

  59. It would be delicious on either pancakes or on toast.

  60. Wrapped in a pancake.

  61. Amy Jane Beckett - September 5, 2017 reply

    Smeared on a pancake with some bananas

  62. Stewart Biddle - September 6, 2017 reply

    Would enjoy it on pancakes and on toast

  63. Victoria Prince - September 6, 2017 reply

    Am I allowed to say straight out of the jar on a spoon? 😀

  64. On little home made donuts

  65. Melanie Pennie - September 6, 2017 reply

    Smothered on to slices of crusty white bread 🙂

  66. On Pancakes

  67. On toast or pancakes.

  68. On toast or pancakes.

  69. I would pop it in meringue cases and on pancakes.

  70. I would make a chocolate sundae with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, warm chocolate brownies and chocolate spread drizzled on and in the sundae

  71. I would use it to fill muffins – have done this before, and they are scrummy

  72. Michaela Campbell - September 7, 2017 reply

    I doubt I would get any. My twins love chocolate spread on toast

  73. Samantha Atherton - September 7, 2017 reply

    on a stack of fresh pancakes

  74. jackie curran - September 7, 2017 reply

    On thick toast

  75. crumpets and sliced banana

  76. On warm toast(messy)

  77. With a spoon straight from the jar!

  78. In private – my children are Chocolate Spread MONSTERS!!
    It wouldn’t be the first time I had hidden somewhere to eat something away from them :O Me – behind the closed kitchen door with a huge bowl of Lucky Charms – gotta keep my sanity somehow 🙂

  79. Angela Macdonald - September 7, 2017 reply

    on pancakes with chopped banana and cream 🙂

  80. I’d use some of it to make some Pain au Chocolat
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  81. Looks delicious! Yummy!!

  82. It sounds gorgeous.I would enjoy it with breadsticks.

  83. Natalie Crossan - September 7, 2017 reply

    on pancakes – yuuuum

  84. WOW nutcracker spread sounds craaaazy amazing! I can already think of million foods I’d like to put it on (ice cream, cupcakes, apple pie, the list goes on and on and on). If you wanted to make some from scratch and have some fun you could use an actual nutcracker to crack some nuts!! (https://www.cuckooforest.com/blogs/cuckoo-forest-blog/nutcrackers-that-actually-crack-nuts)

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