Been meaning to write something about Goya chocolate hazelnut spread for months but every time we bought a jar, the gooey spread would be gone before I could even think about angles, lights and backlights.
A little something about Goya. It is a local company founded in 1956. As a child, I was an avid consumer of Goya chocolate bars. As I grew older and became acquainted with other brands with better quality chocolate bars, I forgot about Goya. If Goya products had disappeared altogether from the grocery shelves, I wouldn’t have noticed.
Then, unfamiliar Goya packages started to appear. New chocolate confectionery items, new shapes, new names… We tried some, we liked them, we tried more, we liked them too… Gee, Goya was really getting back into the game and how! It turns out that Goya was bought by Nestle in the 1990s and later sold to Petra Foods, a Singaporean company. Delfi, the consumer marketing arm of Petro Food is now in charge of the Goya re-branding.
Having tried a lot of new Goya products, we finally bought a jar of Goya chocolate hazelnut spread. We’ve never touched Nutella since. Seriously. The Goya stuff is good and it costs a lot less.
There are, as far as I know, three variants of the Goya chocolate hazelnut spread — regular; chocolate and milk, and double chocolate. The only one we haven’t tried is the striped chocolate and milk variant. And I don’t think we’re likely to try it.
Between the regular chocolate hazelnut spread and the double chocolate hazelnut spread, which do I like better? The regular chocolate hazelnut spread. Sam likes the double chocolate hazelnut spread which I find too sweet.
How do I eat Goya chocolate hazelnut spread? On bread? Oh, no. I eat it right off a teaspoon. Sometimes, I drop a scoop into my coffee. And, before sunrise today, I found another way to enjoy Goya chocolate hazelnut spread — with oatmeal.
- rolled oats cooked into a thick porridge (with a pinch of salt) according to package directions
- dollop chocolate hazelnut spread (regular or double, your choice)
- crushed nuts
Ladle the hot oatmeal porridge into a cup.
Drop in the chocolate hazelnut spread.
Sprinkle with crushed nuts.
Stir and enjoy.