Originally Posted by gdl203
OK very nice... now, honestly, be very honest... did it taste as good as Nutella?
It's been years since I last had Nutella, so it's hard to compare it precisely. But the spread I made was very tasty, maybe a little nuttier than Nutella (like Rocher, the filling of which is basically Nutella, except that there are hazelnut pieces that make it taste nuttier). It is definitely not as sweet (which I could easily change but chose not to) as Nutella and has a deeper cocoa flavour. Honestly, I was surprised how well it turned out, especially since I didn't follow any recipes (I did look around for some inspiration, though) but just used whatever seemed to make sense. Stuff that you make yourself always tastes better subjectively, of course, but I think for a first try, the outcome is excellent.