Keep it Chocoreale.
February 6th is National Nutella Day, at least that’s according to the food holiday calendar I’ve been having fun with lately. Generally speaking, I’m a sucker for food holidays. I love an excuse to pig out as much as any
skinny bitch empowered vegan woman, but something about a holiday honoring a non-vegan brand name product curdles my blood. Therefor, I am reclaiming February 6th as National Not-Nutella Day. A day to celebrate homemade hazelnut-chocolate spreads.
Sweat it out in the kitchen while trying any of the three very similar, moderately labor intensive vegan Nutella knock-off recipes found in this thread of the Vegan Represent archives.
Su Good Sweets blog gives detailed directions on how to make two soy-free versions of the hazelnut spread, including one with a caramel-base that at least reads as extra indulgent and supertasty.
Goodbaker, manufacturer of vegan baking mixes, offers a two-step recipe that is certainly amendable to the slacker lifestyle of its clientele. It doesn’t seem like it would produce a super-accurate fake Nutella (it doesn’t require hazelnuts), but it does seem like it would get the job done when stuck between a stale piece of French bread and a hard place.
Chocoreale brand hazelnut-chocolate spread seems to be pretty popular with the five vegan people on the Internet without a cooking blog and hours to spend in the kitchen. Americans can score Chocoreale at VeganEssentials. Brits can buy it at VeganStore. Yeah, it’s not homemade, but it’s still produced with a bad ass knock-off “Not Nutella” holiday spirit.