On a recent trip to the grocery store, I discovered Jif's Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread. It's one of those evil, addictive, chocolate foods that you can eat directly from the jar with a spoon. I suppose you could try and fool yourself into thinking it was a healthy snack by substituting a stalk of celery for the spoon. Celery doesn't even have any calories does it? So celery + chocolate = neutral calories. Works for me, welcome to the fantasy-land world of the Cuisine Diva!
Each 2 tablespoon serving of Jif's spread contains 230 calories, with 120 of those calories coming from fat. I probably eat more than 2 Tbsp each time I crack open the jar. Might as well spread it directly to my hips and butt, that's where it's going to end up anyways.
Hazelnut spreads have no nutritional value, the first two ingredient in the Jif spread are sugar and oil, with a bit of hazelnuts and cocoa powder thrown in for good measure. Read the post I wrote back in 2010 on a Healthier Alternative to Nutella. The article compared the pros and cons of MaraNatha Dark Chocolate Almond Spread to Nutella.
So, with the addition of Jif's entry into the chocolate hazelnut spread market, there are now 3 reasons for me to stay home and never again visit a grocery store.
Dang EVIL nut butters!!!!
Lynn Smythe AKA Cuisine Diva