The folks at Mama Siran’s were kind enough to send me a sample of their Date and Hazelnut Spread. What is it?
Mama Siran’s Date and Hazelnut Spread is a wholesome and incredibly
tasty product created from a unique family recipe
handed down through the generations.
This sumptuously delicious spread can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
For breakfast Mama Siran’s Spread on toast, on cereal,
as a sweetener with your tea or coffee instead of sugar.
As a snack on your favorite bread, cracker, with fruit or in a smoothie.
Enjoy it for dessert as a topping on ice-cream, or with yogurt.
Mama Siran’s Spread, as versatile as the imagination.
Some of those uses were a little too brave for me, but I did try it by itself and on several gluten free crackers. And it’s pretty good. After being in the fridge for a time, it was very difficult to spread, but according to the instructions, it can be heated up a bit in the microwave to fix that.
The taste reminded me a lot of the filling from Fig Newtons. Some of you who have been Gluten Free might not actually know that taste unless you’ve tried one of the GF varieties. And, I don’t think the GF varieties of Fig Newtons are really all that close anyways.
The texture of the spread is not what I expected. I expected that it would be gritty, but it actually is quite smooth. It’s the consistency (out of the fridge) of a very stiff paste.
Overall, I liked it. I’ve still got some left and am planning on trying it in a few more of the adventurous ways that they suggest. I’m thinking it would go quite well over a piece of toasted Udi’s bread!
A few suggestions I would make to the folks at Mama Siran’s. The packaging seems a bit sub-standard. I’m sure it’s perfectly sanitary and safe, it just seems less than what I’m used to. I’m sure it’s a cost thing, and I understand that. It would just be nice to see it in a small jar like a Nutella or Peanut Butter.
You can purchase Mama Siran’s Date and Hazelnut Spread through their website. It’s $4.99 for a very generous portion, and from what I can tell, it keeps for quite some time. If you’re looking for a bit of something a little different that is certified GF, give it a test run. I liked it, you might too!