Rigoni di Asiago Introduces Nocciolata Dairy Free, a Certified-Vegan Version of Their Decadent Spread
According to a survey by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, consumption of all dairy products has been steadily declining since 2005, with 22% of Americans reporting they’ve decreased their intake. The reasons for giving up dairy are varied but have undeniably inspired a trend among food brands worldwide. Italy’s Rigoni di Asiago is now offering Nocciolata (pronounced no-cho-lata) Dairy Free, a certified-vegan alternative of their better-for-you, higher-quality, better-tasting chocolate-hazelnut spread.
Non-dairy lovers can now indulge in the creamy decadence, as well! Made with organic ingredients completely free of GMO’s, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners, Rigoni di Asiago’s Nocciolata Dairy Free combines hazelnuts, cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, and raw cane sugar for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with undeniably superior flavor and smooth texture.
Unlike other brands, which use palm oil (high in saturated fat and whose cultivation devastates the environment), Nocciolata Dairy Free is made with environmentally-responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil. It also contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats.
Each batch takes 36 hours of artisanal preparation to develop its rich and complex flavor and easy-to-spread consistency. Nocciolata Dairy Free is an indulgent snack, a wonderful addition to breakfast spreads, an alternative to other nut butters, and is a wonderful accompaniment for breads, fruit, or non-dairy ice cream.
“Whether you are vegan or lactose intolerant or do not eat dairy due to allergies, health reasons, religious reasons, or environmental reasons,” says Rigoni di Asiago C.E.O. and President Andrea Rigoni, “you, too, can enjoy the delicious combination of hazelnut and chocolate in our latest spread.”
Rigoni di Asiago Nocciolata Dairy Free is certified vegan and USDA organic and available in stores nationwide and online in 9.52-ounce glass jars. For more information, please visit http://rigonidiasiago-usa.com and www.nocciolatausa.com
About Rigoni di Asiago
Rigoni di Asiago is a family-owned and operated business based in the Altopiano di Asiago, a mountain plateau in Northern Italy. Committed to sourcing the finest ingredients, their certified organic products include Fiordifrutta fruit spread (the leading brand in Italy), Nocciolata and Nocciolata Dairy Free hazelnut and chocolate spreads, Dolcedì natural sweetener and Mielbio, honey from the best production areas of Italy. The company was one of the first in Europe to turn to organic farming in the early 1990s and merit the Certified Organic label. For more information, please visit http://rigonidiasiago-usa.com/ or find the brand on Facebook.