Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hershey’s Spread Review

I was one of the lucky people to be chosen to try Hershey's Spread from Crowdtap before it was even out in stores. However, there was a long delay in shipping, due to the holidays and weather. So I actually got it after it had already hit the shelves.

There are 3 flavors available for this spread. The flavors are Hershey's Chocolate Spread, Hershey's Chocolate with Almond, and Hershey's Chocolate with Hazelnut. I received the Chocolate Hershey's Spread. I really want to try the almonds and chocolate one too because I love chocolate and almonds. It sounds so yummy!

The first thing I did was taste it with a spoon. I know....I know but I had too. I wanted to know what it tasted like all by its self. I was not disappointed either. It tastes very chocolaty and rich. It is thick but also creamy. It spreads quite easily when using a butter knife on toast and crackers. However, it was more difficult when trying to spread it on fruit. It got a little messy too, but that's to be expected. I had to wash my hands a lot when I was trying to take pictures of the different foods I tasted with this spread. I also found it was harder to use this spread as a dip because it is so thick. So it was best for me to use a butter knife when trying to spread this, especially on moist or wet types of food, such as bananas, apples, and oranges. It is easier to spread on dry foods, such as crackers and toast with a butter knife. Either way though, it tasted good on everything I tried it on.

I really didn't think it would taste that good on crackers but I was so wrong. The saltiness of the cracker and the sweetness of Hershey's Chocolate Spread was a perfect combination. The snacks were delicious. My favorite were the fruit though. Maybe that's just because I have always loved chocolate and fruit together. I'm not sure but I thoroughly enjoyed this product with fruit.
I also put a banana slice with Hershey's spread on top of a Townhouse cracker and I loved it. I thought it was really good. Again, I was expecting to NOT like this combination but I actually did like it. I was pleasantly pleased. There are a whole bunch of different pairings that can be done with Hershey's Spread. I tried it with apples, bananas, oranges, crackers, and even carrots. I didn't have celery or I would have tried that too. I loved all these combinations, even the carrots. It was nice and crunchy with a chocolaty flavor. I think kids would really like this on some of the vegetables that they don't like to eat. If you go to http://www.hersheys.com/spreads/, you will find all kinds of ideas and recipes you can use with Hershey's Chocolate Spreads.

I did discover that I could only eat a small amount of this at one time because it is rich and chocolaty. It can feel like you've been eating too much candy, if  you over do it. What's great though, is if you want something sweet but don't want to go to the store, you can just take a spoonful of this and savor it slowly and your sweet tooth will probably be gone. It worked for me. :) You can also easily spice up your boring snacks by just adding a little bit of Hershey's spread to whatever your eating and it will make a huge difference in a delicious way. I think Hershey's Chocolate spread is a wonderful treat and is great for using with snacks.

There are still other recipes and foods that I have not had a chance to try yet, with Hershey's Spread. I can't wait to try this on more foods. I am even thinking about possible baking that I could use this spread in.

To find out more about Hershey's Spreads and find recipes go to http://www.hersheys.com/spreads/.

** I received  a free sample of this product from Crowdtap. I did NOT have to do a blog review.  I was not compensated for this review. This is my honest and personal opinion of this product.**

Have you tried Hershey's Spreads, yet? What combinations have you used?