From Stranger Things to sweeter things!
But, when Noah Schnapp isn’t in Hawkins or the Upside Down, did you know he’s a legit entrepreneur?! The 17-year-old actor is ALSO the founder of his very own company, TBH! TBH is a hazelnut spread, much like your beloved Nutella, but unlike Nutella, it’s actually vegan and climate-conscious!
So, since Noah couldn’t imagine *not* having a delicious hazelnut spread in his life, he set out to create his own that’s lower in sugar and more eco-friendly.
Obviously, I had to give TBH a try! For purely scientific reasons and not at all because I was feeling hungry, I decided to grab some Nutella, too, so I could compare the taste and texture of both spreads.
Both are VERY velvety and creamy in texture. Thanks to this NYC heatwave, they were a little runnier than usual since my kitchen is stupiddd hot right now. The TBH was a little bit runnier than the Nutella, though. I had to stir them both up a bit.
In order to get the most accurate taste readings, I decided to conduct a spoon test and a toast test (translation: I ate a spoonful of each and then spread them both on pieces of toast).
TBH is definitely more hazelnut-forward than the Nutella, which I would argue is more cocoa-forward. The Nutella is noticeably sweeter, which was most striking when I went from a bite of the TBH toast to a bite of the Nutella toast. Of course, both are undeniably delicious, but I think TBH has a more robust flavor while Nutella is sweeter like a dessert. Honestly, they’re pretty dang similar, except the TBH isn’t quite as sweet (but trust me, it still satisfies a sweet tooth).
Final verdict: They are similar products that each have their own benefits. Nutella is certainly easier to find in-store and cheaper ($3.67 for 13 ounces on Amazon while TBH is $11.39 for 14 ounces), which makes it a bit more accessible. On the other hand, TBH is a great tasting alternative that’s both vegan AND climate conscious. Overall, I’m super impressed with TBH and very impressed by Noah Schnapp’s range of talent!