I’ll be honest with you, I’m not much of a fan of chocolate spreads, but when someone offers to send me something with chocolate in it, I rarely (never) refuse. And so I came to be in possession of three 400g jars of chocolate spreads from Le Pain Quotidien.
I don’t usually go for anything quite so sweet, but in the name of science, I decided to give them all a go.
Not being a chocolate spread connoisseur, I wasn’t quite sure how to eat these, so I tried a small spoonful on its own first, then spread them liberally on bread. I’m sure smarter people than me would be able to come up with sophisticated and exciting recipes, but “spread it on bread” is reaching the limits of my cooking skills as it is.
Surprisingly, I quite liked them. Yes, they’re sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. They’re smooth and light, and I was easily able to finish my samples without making myself ill, as would have been the case with the merest hint of Nutella. I even went back for seconds.
I don’t belive you can buy these online anywhere yet, but you can buy them over the counter at various Le Pain Quotidien locations around London. If you’re into your chocolate spreads, give them a go.