Aw, man! The kids love this. <sad face>
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- I love the canned frostingOct 21, 2011
- They've compared the bad stuff. Now what about the good stuff?Oct 21, 2011
- I was thinking the same thing. I don't have a can of cheap frosting to compare it to, but I'm assuming that some of the fat in Nutella is from the hazelnuts and, therefore, of a healthier variety. Any fat in the frosting would almost certainly be hydrogenated since the manufacturer needs it to be stable at room temp, and lard is generally eschewed these days as unhealthy while butter would be too expensive. Additionally, Nutella has protein that I assume is absent in the frosting.
On the negative side for Nutella, some of the fat in it also comes from palm oil. It's popular for this sort of application (as well as in candy bars and possibly even cheap store-brand frosting) since it's the only fully saturated fat that remains liquid at room temp. So it provides a nice, unctuous mouth-feel but at a pretty high cost fat-wise. Then, of course, there's the sugar content.
As I said farther up the thread, it's definitely a sometimes food.Oct 21, 2011
- Your comment made me realize I have cans of both on hand. For 2 Tbsp of each, Nutella has higher calories, fat, saturated fat, fiber, protein, iron, and calcium. Pillsbury vanilla frosting has higher trans. fat, sodium, and carbs. They're tied on the sugars and cholesterol. Sometimes foods, definitely.Oct 21, 2011
- HOORAY FOR NUTELLA!Oct 21, 2011
- I didn't know Nutella came in single serving pouches until the hotel in Switzerland had it. Along with hazelnut yogurt. Not sure my breakfast choices didn't border on desert though.Oct 26, 2011