It has less than half the calories of Nutella (and three times the protein!).
hope foods chocolate cashew almond dip
Credit: Hope Foods

Nutella, you've got some thick and rich competition.

Spotted on Costco shelves for $7.69 by @costcoguy4u, dip brand Hope Foods is not skimping on the portion size with their new 26-ounce container of Chocolate Cashew Almond Dip. (That's more than a pound and a half of cocoa goodness, if you don't want to do the math!)

Fellow fans took to the comments to shout out how it's a "killer snack food" and is "amazing 😍." They also raved about the ingredients, which are higher in protein and lower in calories than Nutella. (Sounds kind of like a prepackaged version of our Dark Chocolate Hummus!)

Hope Foods' cashew-almond dip is made with cashew butter, roasted almonds, cane sugar, sunflower oil, cocoa powder, agave nectar, xanthan gum, vanilla flavor, sea salt and citric acid. It's notably missing the most controversial ingredient in the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread, palm oil, which is 80% saturated fat and has been linked to large-scale deforestation.

Here's how they stack up per two-tablespoon serving...

  • Chocolate Cashew Almond Dip: 80 calories, 6 grams of fat (1 gram of saturated fat), 7 grams of protein, 7 grams of carbs and 4 grams of sugar

  • Nutella: 200 calories, 11 grams of fat (4 grams of saturated fat), 2 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbs and 21 grams of sugar

We can't wait to use this decadent chocolate spread in our Strawberry Nutella S'mores or to dip with pretzels for a sweet and salty treat.

Find it at Costco or use the Hope Foods product locator to see what retailers carry it near you. (Many Targets and Whole Foods Markets do.) The cashew-almond dip also comes in other delicious-sounding spicy and savory flavors, including spinach-artichoke, chipotle and avocado ranch.