Here’s the best spread according to 60 millions de consommateurs!

Verified on 02/11/2023 by Alexane Flament, Editor
Voici la meilleure pâte à tartiner selon 60 millions de consommateurs !

« According to Business Scoot,  » The spread market is one of France’s leading food products, with nearly 3 kilos consumed every second in France.

Impressive, isn’t it? The French are crazy about spreads, consuming almost 300,000 jars a day!

If the spread market is dominated by one famous brand, is it really the best? In its new special issue, 60 millions de consommateurs magazine takes a close look at 6 low-cost spreads!

Buying low-priced products is good for the budget. But is it really good for your health? That’s what 60 millions de consommateurs wanted to know, by analyzing 7 product families! Here are the results for spreads!

An analysis that leaves you speechless…

First observation: the first ingredient in all the spreads in the selection is sugar ! Indeed, the magazine is surprised by the astronomical quantities present in the products! In fact, all the products analyzed contain over 50% sugar in their recipes!

« Basically, we’re giving the kids a good slathering of sugar, » says the magazine’s editorial team.

Palm oil, the essential ingredient…

In addition to sugar, manufacturers also add oil! Vegetable oil is therefore the second most important ingredient in the product, also in significant quantities.

These include rapeseed oil and palm oil, which are widely criticized for their harmful effects on the environment, as well as for their content of harmful saturated fatty acids!

The quantity of nuts makes all the difference!

E.Leclerc €co+ and Lidl’s Choco Nussa spreads contain the highest quantities of hazelnuts (13% hazelnuts and 7% cocoa) at a very attractive price.

The Lidl product also clearly displays the Rainforest Alliance label for its chocolate! A certification issued by the NGO of the same name, which fights for an end to child labor on cocoa plantations and against deforestation.

Good to know: the hazelnut levels of the other references are ridiculously low, at 2%, says the magazine.

In short, only two inexpensive spreads rival the famous Nutella brand for quantity of hazelnuts.

The choice of 60 millions de consommateurs

« The best value for money is Lidl’s Choco Nussa , which has good levels of hazelnuts and cocoa, and a lower price than Nutella, » reveals 60 millions de consommateurs.