GU Salted Caramel & Hazelnut Spreads Review
A big thanks to GU for today's review as they kindly sent me some vouchers to try some products from their range. One that I went for that I've been curious about for a while were these Chocolate and Salted Caramel and Hazelnut and Chocolate spreads, which were on offer for £2 in Sainsbury's (I believe Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and Ocado stock them too). They are both gluten free and suitable for vegetarians and contain no palm oil.
I started with the Salted Caramel and Chocolate variety. They describe the spread as velvety and boy they are not wrong! This stuff is silky AF...moreso than any other chocolate spread I think I've ever tried. They're usually either greasy or too firm, so it's nice to see that's not an issue here. The caramel flavour is spot on, it's not particularly salty but just enough to elevate it from regular caramel, and boy is it delicious. I was eating this stuff from the spoon and it's so easy to get carried away! I would highly recommend this flavour if you love salted caramel!
The Hazelnut and Chocolate variety intrigued me...would it live up to the mother of all hazelnut spreads Nutella? Well, yes it did and in some ways it was even better because - those nuts on top! There's a very generous sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts making it resemble a Ferrero Rocher, and it makes for a delightful experience digging through them to the spread below. They're crunchy, well roasted and flavoursome. Yum!
The only downside is that there weren't more of them in the actual spread...granted there are some here and there and they do enhance the texture but you can't taste them so much. The spread itself is again silky smooth, and perhaps less milky than Nutella. It made me think of the inside part of a Ferrero Rocher, similar to how the Lindt Hazelnut Spread did. All in all, it’s delicious stuff and this may be a worthy contender to Nutella's crown purely based on those chopped hazelnuts on top! If you haven't tried this stuff yet you really should.
Overall then, these are two fantastic spreads offering different flavours and textures. I enjoyed both so it would depend what mood I'm in which I'd get again, but the Hazelnut might just be up there.