Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Sunpat Choc-a-Nut: Chocolate Peanut Spread Review


Being a longtime fan of peanut butter I've always hoped that some company would make one with chocolate in. There was a glimmer of hope when Whole Earth did peanut butter with chocolate chips a few years ago (see review here by Foodstuff Finds), but I haven't been able to find it since.

So when I spotted this new Sunpat "Choc-a-Nut" spread in Asda I was very excited...I thought my wish for a chocolate and peanut butter spread had finally come true! Alas, turns out it had only half come true. This isn't peanut butter infused with chocolate, but rather a smooth peanut butter paste with added cocoa powder and vegetable oil to make it more spreadable.


It tasted good - very rich, nutty and smooth in texture, and pretty much like someone had combined smooth peanut butter with chocolate spread. But it lacks something. I think the problem is that it uses cocoa powder for the chocolate flavour, giving it a strong cocoa taste but not much creaminess. It's a good attempt but I wish they'd mixed real chocolate into it instead.


Overall, this is a tasty spread from Sunpat and will surely be very popular. It's good on toast, crackers, rice cakes etc. and makes a nice change from regular peanut butter. I'm just a bit disappointed it doesn't contain actual chocolate.

Price: £1.79 at Asda.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Ingredients: 58% peanuts, sugar, vegetable oils, cocoa powder (6.5%), sea salt, vanilla.
Allergy Advice: Produced in a factory that handles other nuts.
Nutritional Information (per 100g): 562 Calories, 38.6g Fat (7.5g Saturates), 33.7g Carbohydrates (26.7g Sugars), 16.9g Protein.

14 comments:

  1. I've seen this at Asda and really want to give it a go..shame it wasn't incredible. I'm always so jealous of all the spreads they get in America!

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  2. mmm awesome, Mr Review Addict will love this! Do you remember Snickers spread? That stuff was epic and I have no idea why they stopped selling it!

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    1. Snickers spread?! Sounds awesome, when was it around?

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    2. About 7 or 8 years ago. Used to be able to get it in Tesco.

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  3. Hi mate. I've not tried it but Sainsbury's make this..."Sainsbury's Peanut Butter With Chocolate Chips 340g
    Save 59p was £1.59 now £1.00"

    So maybe head there to give it a try, especially as it's on offer at the moment.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep my eye out for it :)

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  4. That was a proper good review, i really could sense that you were excited, by this chocolate spread, but at the same time you were dissapointed, that it doesn't contain real chocolate. I might give the chocolate spread a try.

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  5. I love this & to be honest it tastes pretty much the same as when I melted dark choc, mixed it with peanut butter & spread it on crumpets. Why don't you make your own?

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  6. I just bought this from tesco, it was on offer at £1.75 so was expecting deliciousness! Nah! Bitter, difficult to palate, not nutty. Back to sainsburys peanut butter with chocolate chips :)

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  7. I quite agree with the review, there is definently something missing! I wish we could get Gooba grape in our stores!!

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  8. has anyone heard of Lotus Biscoff Spread. Its meant to be the bees knees. but cant seem to find it anywhere. Thoughts?

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    1. Zeenet Quraishi26 June 2014 at 07:17

      Its in Tesco priced at £1.50 - not sure how it would taste hence my hesitancy to try it! I'm assuming some sort of caramelly biscuit spread?

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  9. mine had plenty of oil on top when i opened the package, is that normal?

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  10. This is a fabulous treat for kids who can't eat dairy or soy :)

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