New Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread and Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread & Olympic Terrordrome…I mean, Velodrome
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I was watching Olympics, because apparently it’s my job now since I have been watching them 24/7, and on the TV came the sport that every Olympics, I am bewildered by: Terrodrome. No, not Velodrome. I refuse to call it by its given name. I call it Terrordrome. Because the sport looks like something out of Bladerunner:
That clip is not from these Olympics, but you get the point. Men or women on weird bicycles, wearing futuristic pointy helmets, racing at lightning speeds around a bowl-like wooden track, chasing another team down as they go round and round and round. Is this some pre-cursor to the light cycles in Tron??? Am I watching some kind of torture game from the future where people are half man/half bicycle, like the Wheelers in Return of Oz (HORRIFYING)? Why does everyone look like they are from a Devo video???
Anyways, as I watched Velod…I mean Terrordrome again over the weekend, I was convinced that it was, by far, the weirdest sport of the Olympics. Not trampolining. Not rhythm gymnastics. Terrordrome. I always watch it with a quizzical look on my face. W. T. F.
Today’s junk food: New Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread and Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread! This one is for you, Michelle Li!
My friend Michelle recently Pinned this to her Pinterest, so i knew I had to review this for her. Ok, full disclosure, these reviews were coming anyways. New Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread and Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread has been reviewed by a few of my fellow bloggers over at Serious Eats, the Impulsive Buy, and Foodette Reviews. When i finally spotted it at my local Giant Grocery, I thought “Jif trying to get into the Nutella game….Nice. I wonder how it stacks up?” Because I AM a Nutella lover, and could eat buckets of the stuff. Not even on bread. With my paw, like I’m Winnie the Pooh. Learn all about these on the Jif website.
Let’s start with Jif’s Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread – the one likely most like Nutella:
New Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread tasted, to me, exactly like Nutella. As soon as I screwed off the cap and tore off the paper seal, I could smell that familiar chocolate hazelnut smell i’ve come to love with Nutella. When I tasted it, there was the wonderful taste of chocolate and the rich roasted flavor of hazelnut. In fact, I might actually say this tastes even more chocolatey than Nutella. Nutella might have a deeper cocoa taste ultimately, but this spread definitely tasted of chocolate first to me; hazelnuts second. I might say this tasted a little sweeter than Nutella as well, although i didn’t have any for a side by side compare.
Some have said this spread more like frosting than Nutella; that the consistency was looser. I agree to an extent, but I think the gloppiness of this spread matched Nutella pretty spot on – just a LITTLE bit looser. Overall, loved it. Definitely would buy this again!
Onto the New Jif Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread!
New Jif Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread smelled like cappuccino as soon as I opened the jar! Now I don’t drink coffee. But the Junk Food Gal, an AVID coffee drinker, upon smelling and tasting this spread, said with wide eyes: “IT TASTES LIKE CAPPUCCINO.” That’s all I needed to know as far as how “coffee” this spread tasted.
Strangely – the consistency of this spread seemed firmer than the plain Chocolate Hazelnut. But the flavor was out of this world. As soon as I tasted it, the flavor of coffee beans/mocha/cappuccino filled my mouth and nostrils. Very strong flavor in that department. Then the chocolate hazelnut flavor came through in the end as the coffee flavor faded. After I swallowed, the coffee-like taste remained in my mouth and lingered. Very cool.
For people who like cappuccinos, you’ll like this spread – the roasted coffee-like taste is nailed, and you’ll definitely enjoy having some toast with your coffee if its spread with this.
So there you have it, Junk Food Nation! Two spreads, two thumbs up, and a belly full of Hazelnut.
PURCHASED AT: Giant Grocery
COST: $4.00 flat (not on sale…booooooo)
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