Hazelnut Chocolate Spread is the Oregon version of that popular combination of hazelnuts and chocolate, with clean ingredients and a natural, delicious flavor. Created and produced by Laurel Foods (Hillsboro, Oregon).
Laurel Foods is a partnership between three family businesses (the Denfelds, Warings, & Johnsons), with its roots in the Oregon hazelnut growing region of the lush North Willamette Valley. The level of experience growing and processing hazelnuts within these three families is collectively the most in the Oregon hazelnut industry.
Oregon boasts an ideal climate for growing the world’s highest quality hazelnuts. It’s in this corner of the world where temperate ocean, mountain and river climates meet with rich volcanic soils to create prime hazelnut-growing country.
The hazelnut is unique in that it blooms and pollinates in the middle of winter. Wind carries the pollen from yellow catkins to a tiny red flower, where it stays dormant until June, when the nut begins to form. The nuts mature during the summer months, turning from green to shades of hazel nestled in a protective husk, and are harvested in late September or October after they have fallen to the ground.
The hazelnut became Oregon’s official State Nut in 1989. About 800 Oregon farm families grow 99% of the U.S. hazelnut crop on approximately 70,000 acres. Click here to learn tons more about Oregon Hazelnuts.
Ingredients: Hazelnuts, Coconut Butter (Desiccated Coconut, Coconut Flour, Virgin Coconut Oil), Coconut Milk Powder (Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Gum Acacia), Cocoa Powder, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Monk Fruit. Non-GMO. Cholesterol-free. Kosher. Oregon Grown. Produced on equipment that also processes walnuts, macadamia nuts, and other tree nuts.