View Full Version : Hazelnut Spread better than PB!

11-05-2007, 07:20 PM
So I went grocery shopping at this place I don't normally go to, since I happened to be passing by. They sell a lot of foreign foods and stuff (I think it was called Shop N Save, not sure if it's a chain). Anyways, as I walk in there's a bunch of stuff on sale. Out of curiosity, I pick up a chocolate hazelnut spread and look at the nutrition label.

210 calories/ 2 tbsps... about the same as PB
13 grams of fat (2 saturated)... also pretty close to PB
12 mg of sodium...pretty close to Natty PB
15 grams carbs...way more than Natty PB, kind of a turn off
but then....
a WHOPPING 28 grams of protein per serving!

I look at the ingredients, and it randomly has whey powder in it:clap:
At first I thought all Hazelnut spread is like this, but when I checked out Nutella(the most common brand) it had like 2 grams of protein per serving.

So I'll be using this instead of PB for a while, even if it does have a little more sugar :) I love the taste of PB, but this tastes great too.

I'm not sure if it's sold at regular grocery stores, but just thought some of you might want to check it out. The brand is Bellamessa. I found this when I Googled it: http://www.chefjohnny.com/GeneralStore2004/BellamessaProducts/Chocolate-Hazelnut.htm
Enjoy :)

11-05-2007, 07:23 PM
How much does it cost?

11-05-2007, 07:29 PM
Nutella tastes orgasmic, but like you said only has 2g of protein and more sugar than natty pb.

I'd be really really curious to try this brand you're talking about.

11-05-2007, 07:34 PM
That seems like a ton of protein for 2tbsps and it doesn't add up. 13 grams of fat is 117 calories, 15 carbs is 60 calories, and 28 grams of protien is 112. Thats 294 cals.

11-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Weigh the two tablespoons - it should weigh about 30g.

Of this 30g, 15g are from carb and 13g are from fat. Assuming no water, this leaves 2g for protein.

Perhaps it's 2.8g protein, not 28?

11-06-2007, 03:50 AM
it's awesome, as is almond butter.

11-06-2007, 06:02 AM
PB pwns all...

wanna **** up a cut?

Eat a pound of natty peanut butter.

better then sex imo...

11-06-2007, 01:35 PM
yea, make sure thats really 28 grams of protein and get back to us..

if it is, i'd definately be interested in the brand name.

11-06-2007, 03:20 PM
Hmm... I should have realized the macros didn't add up :(

I also just realized that it says "calories from fat- 102", which doesn't match with what it's supposed to be (117). This makes me think that they're just counting everything for less calories than it actually is.

And it definitely says 28 grams of protein, not 2.8. And also keep in mind that there is whey in the ingredients, so that's probably not too unreasonable. I tried to take a picture but my camera can't get any good quality close-up pictures.

It would still be a relatively large amount of protein if one serving (which it says is 35 grams btw) is 294 calories. Only problem is you really have no way of knowing what on the label is wrong.

I knew it was too good to be true :( Now I don't know if I should continue eating it or not.

EDIT: Also, it was $2, but it was on sale. Not sure what the regular price is.

11-06-2007, 06:13 PM

11-06-2007, 06:57 PM
Any good nutella recipes? I love it on waffle, pancakes, icecream...etc, although I don't eat it much.

11-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Are there any BAD Nutella recipes? That stuff's like CRACK!

11-06-2007, 08:48 PM
so, would eating nutella... lets say 4+ TBSP a day be a good thing?

11-06-2007, 08:52 PM
so, would eating nutella... lets say 4+ TBSP a day be a good thing?

If it fits, why not?

11-07-2007, 03:39 PM
Looking at it again, it seems most likely that there are 7 grams of protein in this. 13g + 15g + 7g = 35g
4*7 + 4*15 + 9*13 = 205 calories (which rounds up to 210)
Not too good, but still better than Nutella, and maybe I can switch between this and PB for a while until I run out.