A healthy protein chocolate spread is currently in Lidl - and we tasted it
Converting a favourite treat into a somewhat more healthy alternative is serious #foodgoals.
Which is why when we spotted Proteinella we were oh-so intrigued.
Described as a "smooth hazelnut and cocoa spread" it arrived in Lidl stores earlier this year and has recently been restocked. It's priced at €3.99 for 400g.
We got our hands on a coveted tub and so were able to try it out.
Lidl says it's a "delicious alternative" to unhealthier chocolate spreads as it has "no palm oil, no added sugar, and is protein-enriched".
The supermarket recommends spreading it on oat cakes, apples, or adding it to "your post-workout porridge".
Here's how we got on...
The spread looks really great. Gorgeously rich, milk chocolate colour and a lovely consistency.
First sniff wasn't all that fantastic - definitely had a distinct 'protein' smell. Second and third tries were much better; you could really get a whiff of all the chocolatey goodness.
I didn't have overly high expectations - but actually the Proteinella is delicious. It didn't seem all that different from the less healthy alternatives. There is a slight protein 'grit' to it but overall this is an excellent choice if you're after a chocolate spread that is also pretty good for you.