Last Tuesday (before Glenda arrived in Metro Manila), I was happy to receive a set of goodies from GoNuts Donuts. To my surprise, instead of donuts, jars of GoNuts Donuts spreads consisted the package. In this review, let me tell you how good (or bad) the Choco Cookie Butter Crunchy Spread and the Choco Hazelnut Spread taste like.
These spreads aren’t entirely new in GoNuts Donuts stores. They were released in the latter quarter of 2013, if I’m not mistaken. However, for some reason, the spreads haven’t caught my eyes despite the several number of times I pass by their store in SM Mall of Asia.
Review of GoNuts Choco Butter and Hazelnut Spreads
Choco Cookie Butter Crunchy Spread (PhP 239 – big; PhP 109 – small)
The packaging of the spread seem to insist that GoNuts Donuts’ Choco Cookie Butter Crunchy Spread is a delicious alternative to peanut butter. One of the similarities between the two is that you can spread them on toast or cookie. Yup, cookie butter spread on toasted bread (or cookie) would be meta-amazing to resist!
The GND Choco Cookie Butter Crunchy has this deep, rich, Oreo-like flavor with crisp edges and a chewy center. I felt that there’s an irregular crumb structure with a craggy top, and probably a mix of hidden or miniscule chocolate bits dispersed through in fine threads, all with a nice sweet-and-salty balance. Also, the spread is firm with uniform thickness.
Choco Hazelnut Creamy Spread (PhP 239 – big; PhP 109 – small)
Like a cross between chocolate and Nutella, the Choco Hazelnut Creamy Spread is quite loose, almost verging on liquid at the center. The label says it’s not recommend to be refrierated so we kept the jar in room temperature. The texture of the spread was softer and gloppier than the Cookie Butter Crunchy Spread, and I prefer this one more.
We took the sugar twists and dip one stalk to the jar. Real chocolate flavor smoothly lingered on the tongue. The level of sweetness was just enough for my liking. It’s what I can count on when craving for some comfort food to pacify sugar rush! Oh, it was divine, definitely recommended for chocolate lovers. 😀
To sum up this review, GoNuts Donuts has produced creamy and crunchy spreads that hit all the right notes (at least found by my taste buds). 😀 The question you might ask is: Are they the best choco hazelnut and choco cookie butter spreads in the world? No way. But are they worth your time and budget to try? I certainly think so.
With these GoNuts Donuts spreads, you can create your own donut recipe or incorporate it in any meal at home so you can tailor it with your taste. Simple, fast and easy. To put it lightly, either one or both can be added to your list of newest addiction. 🙂
GoNuts Donuts is a donut shop chain based in the Philippines. It is also referred to as “The Manny Pacquiao of the Donut World.” Click here for the list of its stores in Metro Manila.