Chocolate spread
Chocolate spread on a slice of bread
Main ingredientsCocoa, oil, milk, sugar
VariationsUse of hazelnut

Chocolate spread is a sweet chocolate-flavored paste which is eaten mostly spread on breads and toasts or similar grain items such as waffles, pancakes, muffins, and pitas.[1][2][3][4]

Although it tastes, smells, and looks like chocolate, it does not solidify, even at room temperature. The paste usually contains cocoa and vegetable or palm oil, and is also likely to contain milk, sugar and additional flavors.[5][6] Some varieties include nuts (e.g., ground hazelnuts) or honey.[7][8] Chocolate spread is normally sold in glass jars or plastic tubs.[9][10]

Notable brands

Nutritional information

Chocolate-flavored hazelnut spread
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy2,262 kJ (541 kcal)
62.16 g
29.73 g
Saturated28.423 g
5.41 g
Vitamin E
4.96 mg
Percentages estimated using US recommendations for adults,[11] except for potassium, which is estimated based on expert recommendation from the National Academies.[12]
Ingredients used in a chocolate-flavored hazelnut spread. Note the variety of oils and fats used, and the mention "palm oil free".

See also


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  2. ^ Serna-Saldivar, S.O. (2012). Cereal Grains: Laboratory Reference and Procedures Manual. Food Preservation Technology. CRC Press. p. 270. ISBN 978-1-4398-5566-9. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Specter, Francesca (February 13, 2018). "Pancake Day 2018: Recipe for chocolate Nutella pancakes by Nigella Lawson". Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Mendel, Y.; Ranta, R. (2016). From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self: Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity. Studies in Migration and Diaspora. Taylor & Francis. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-317-13171-7. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Hull, P. (2010). Glucose Syrups: Technology and Applications. John Wiley & Sons. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-4051-7556-2. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "HERSHEY'S Spreads Chocolate". The Hershey Company. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ Ranken, M.D.; Baker, C.G.J.; Kill, R.C. (1997). Food Industries Manual. Springer US. p. 402. ISBN 978-0-7514-0404-3. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Darmody, Michelle (December 21, 2017). "Who knew roasted hazelnut and chocolate spread could be healthy?". Irish Examiner. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Selling Power. Selling Power. 2007. p. 120. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  10. ^ ECIE 2017 12th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited. 2017. p. 615. ISBN 978-1-911218-55-5. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  11. ^ United States Food and Drug Administration (2024). "Daily Value on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels". Retrieved 2024-03-28.
  12. ^ National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Food and Nutrition Board; Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium (2019). Oria, Maria; Harrison, Meghan; Stallings, Virginia A. (eds.). Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium. The National Academies Collection: Reports funded by National Institutes of Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press (US). ISBN 978-0-309-48834-1. PMID 30844154.

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