According to a survey by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, consumption of all dairy products has been steadily declining since 2005, with 22% of Americans reporting they've decreased their intake. The reasons for giving up dairy are varied, and have inspired a trend among food brands worldwide.
Italy’s Rigoni di Asiago is now offering Nocciolata (pronounced no-cho-lata) Dairy Free, a certified-vegan alternative of their better-for-you, higher-quality, better-tasting chocolate-hazelnut spread.
Made with organic ingredients completely free of GMO's, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners, Rigoni di Asiago's Nocciolata Dairy Free combines hazelnuts, cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, and raw cane sugar for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with a flavor and smooth texture.
Unlike other brands, which use palm oil, Nocciolata Dairy Free is made with environmentally-responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil.
Each batch takes 36 hours of artisanal preparation to develop its rich and complex flavor and easy-to-spread consistency. Nocciolata Dairy Free is an indulgent snack, an addition to breakfast spreads, an alternative to other nut butters, and is an accompaniment for breads, fruit, or non-dairy ice cream.