Seductively indulgent chocolate spread – Macabella


I truly love chocolate and love to have it with foods that complement it. So, when I discovered this new spread called Macabella, I just felt I had to share this with you.

Oh, so what is Macabella?

It is a new chocolate and nut spread from Australia, made with Belgium chocolate and macadamia nuts and available from Sainsbury’s

It won Australia’s product of the year 2016 (spread category); also, has the highest content of nuts of any spread.

I love this product, with its “velvety” texture and divine taste.

You can use as an alternative to your regular spread on toast or croissants or even be adventurous like I did with my wickedly tasty french toast shown below.


Alvareen’s Macabella Brioche French Toast


The ingredients are:-

2 x eggs

Half a cup of milk

1 x teaspoon of cinnamon powder

1 x teaspoon of icing sugar

Vanilla essence

4 x thick slices of brioche

Macabella (velvet) macadamia chocolate spread

2 tablespoons butter (for frying)

Maple syrup

Half a banana (sliced) and  *Either a handful blueberries or strawberries


Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, icing sugar and vanilla together.

Then spread Macabella Velvet thickly onto on side of each slice, then sandwich the blueberries and bananas and soak in the egg mix.

On a medium heat, in a non-stick frying pan, add butter and a fry the sandwiches until golden brown on both sides.

Stack on a plate, garnish with blueberries*, bananas, and drizzle with Macabella (warmed up for pouring) and maple syrup, and finally a sprinkling of icing sugar.

This recipe is super sweet, and is best enjoyed as a treat for two to share.



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  1. lucy higgins
    01/11/2016 / 2:08 pm

    i would eat mine on toast with banana

    • alvareenslifestyle

      01/11/2016 / 7:49 pm

      Sounds yummy Lucy, I will definitely try that one

  2. Sandra Lane
    01/11/2016 / 4:48 pm

    The Australians call toasted sandwiches jaffles and I remember having a Macabella brioche toastie when I went there a year ago. It was scrumptious.

    • alvareenslifestyle

      01/11/2016 / 7:52 pm

      Jaffles interesting name, I can imagine it was lovely! the one i made was pretty delic too πŸ™‚

  3. Susan Smith
    01/11/2016 / 6:21 pm

    Would eat mine on warm crumpets, taste buds are tingling at the thought

    • alvareenslifestyle

      01/11/2016 / 7:53 pm

      now you’re talking Susan, so trying this one in the morning…

  4. Michelle Muir
    01/11/2016 / 10:46 pm

    Warm sweet waffles with ice cream and Macabella on top x

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:44 pm

      Oooh, now you’re talking!

  5. Glenn Seale
    02/11/2016 / 8:52 am

    Ooh interesting. I use nuts butters often to add depth and body to some curry sauces (similar to coconut milk for example). This would act as a very good alternative as its creaminess would act similar to oils and creams, yet still offer up some welcoe nuttiness. Other than that, I think lightly spread on a buttery scone would be lovey, with just a dash of sweet chutney to ut through the flavours.

    • Glenn Seale
      02/11/2016 / 8:53 am

      oops, sorry for my typos πŸ™

      • alvareenslifestyle

        03/11/2016 / 2:59 pm

        No worries! πŸ™‚

    • alvareenslifestyle

      03/11/2016 / 2:59 pm

      The buttery scone sounds yummy! The other idea you have intrigues me!!

  6. Kerry Martindale
    02/11/2016 / 7:00 pm

    I would use it in cakes

    • alvareenslifestyle

      03/11/2016 / 3:00 pm

      Yes, chocolate macadamia cake sounds, oooh so lush!

  7. Mrs Heather Harris
    04/11/2016 / 7:42 am

    On toast with a banana

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:45 pm


  8. mandydoherty65
    06/11/2016 / 6:16 pm

    I’d make some Chocolate Macacdamia Truffles, perfect for a Christmas gift

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:46 pm

      Definitely a great Xmas prezzie!!

  9. Susan Trubey
    12/11/2016 / 5:55 am

    Out of the jar With a spoon

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:47 pm

      Sinful, but lovely!!!

  10. Deborah Clarke
    14/11/2016 / 3:04 pm

    On pancakes. Yum yum yum.

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:47 pm


  11. Emma Robinson
    14/11/2016 / 9:05 pm

    Nutella is my favourite so anything that can tastes better is deffo a winner for me. I would add to my porridge or on some pancakes x

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:50 pm

      In my opinion, Macabella is definitely better! With pancakes is awesome

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:52 pm
  12. Kayleigh Robinson
    14/11/2016 / 10:35 pm

    I’d use it to fill cupcakes!

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:53 pm

      I think I might try this!!!

  13. linda toth
    15/11/2016 / 11:21 pm

    I would use in cakes, brownies or fill biscuits.

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:54 pm

      Aaaah brownies. Now you’re talking!!

  14. Melissa Crowe
    17/11/2016 / 7:29 pm

    pancakes yum yum thankyou for the chance x

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:54 pm

      Pancakes are a popular choice!!!

  15. Karen Wells
    17/11/2016 / 8:48 pm

    I would love to try it wrapped up inside a warm pancake.

  16. Ann Skamarauskas
    17/11/2016 / 9:15 pm

    on toast and in brioche πŸ™‚

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:56 pm

      I hope you checked out our recipe, for the French brioche toast above…I guarantee you’ll love it!!!

  17. Debbie Preston
    17/11/2016 / 9:41 pm

    I would eat mine on waffles. This macadamia spread sounds yummier than peanut butter

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:02 pm

      Ooooh, it is!!!

  18. nasira bapu
    18/11/2016 / 4:59 am

    wow i would lov tis

  19. pam lawrence
    18/11/2016 / 10:13 pm

    I would make a toasted sandwich with fruit bread using the crunchy one as my filling, and serve it with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream, for the most delicious pud ever!

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:03 pm

      I like your idea!!

  20. amanda greensmith
    19/11/2016 / 12:32 am

    i’d have it on pancakes x

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:01 pm

      Pancakes!!! popular choice

  21. Gnei Usama
    19/11/2016 / 12:56 am

    I would eat with with anything from toast to ice cream. Crazy love with macadamia. Will bake some self frosting cupcakes using Macabella, or bake a chocolate swiss roll with Macabella spread😍

  22. Hayley Todd
    19/11/2016 / 9:28 am

    This sounds absolutely scrumptious! I am a chocolate spread addict, so would love this on waffles, pancakes, toast and even sandwiches!

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:04 pm

      Been there, done that…They are all yum!!!

  23. kellyjo walters
    19/11/2016 / 1:01 pm

    this sounds really delish .. I’d love for christmas day and have on waffles and pancakes for breakfast

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:05 pm

      Yes, it’s a great way to start a special day!!

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 12:57 pm

      The tartness of citrus against the seductive chocolate is a very fine pairing indeed!

  24. Michelle Wild
    19/11/2016 / 5:26 pm

    On crumpets.

  25. jackie rushton
    19/11/2016 / 5:51 pm

    I would eat this drizzled over some ring donuts! Heaven!

  26. Dale Dow
    19/11/2016 / 7:16 pm

    oh my! This looks delicious, think I need to try it!

  27. Helen Barrass
    19/11/2016 / 7:22 pm

    I would eat mine smothered on top of homemade pancakes with raspberries.

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:06 pm


  28. Victoria B
    19/11/2016 / 9:07 pm

    On crumpets

  29. Jackie osborne
    19/11/2016 / 11:16 pm

    Simply spread on organic bread from my local artisan bakery

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:06 pm

      yum, yum

  30. Eve Ogden
    19/11/2016 / 11:29 pm

    On warm sweet waffles yummy

  31. carol boffey
    20/11/2016 / 9:59 am

    Id love to try this

  32. kim wallace
    20/11/2016 / 1:19 pm

    with banana in a sandwich

  33. lorna mabon
    20/11/2016 / 1:53 pm

    on a toasted brioche xxx

    • alvareenslifestyle

      21/11/2016 / 1:05 pm


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