Monin Hazelnut Syrup
Monin Hazelnut Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield. The flavour is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home. ABV = 0%.
Boasting the fresh aroma and taste of hazelnut, combined together with rich caramelised notes, Monin Hazelnut Syrup is ideal for lifting your hot and cold drinks to the next level. Add to enhance your cocktails, coffees, milkshakes, and anything you can think of! This syrup can also add to desserts and other sweet treats.
Not only are hazelnuts rich in flavour, they are also rich in history. In fact, humans have been consuming hazelnuts since prehistoric times. Thanks to their nutritional benefits, gatherers and hunters would include them as part of their diet. Hazelnuts have a particularly deep backstory in China; evidence points to them being cultivated over 5,000 years ago, and an ancient manuscript referenced hazelnuts as one of the five sacred foods blessed from heaven.
Hazelnuts havent only been considered a source of nourishment. Ancient Greeks, would recommend the use of crushed hazelnuts. They would even combine ground hazelnut with bear grease to try and help baldness. The hazelnut tree itself was used as a tool for various endeavours. Ancient Romans crafted makeshift torches from hazelnut branches, and these would be lit during wedding ceremonies with the belief theyd guarantee a long, fruitful marriage.
Despite their diverse past, hazelnuts are generally only used as a food product these days. Turkey is by far the biggest producer and exporter of hazelnuts in the world, with Italy following behind in a distant second. Statistics show Turkey is responsible for around 70% of the worlds hazelnut production. Outside of Europe, other countries such as the USA and Iran also cultivate this popular nut.
The hazelnut is consumed and enjoyed across the globe due to its healthy nature and delicious flavour. They are utilised in an assortment of confectionary items, savoury dishes, and as cooking oil. Although when it comes to popular hazelnut-influenced products, two receive top billing above the rest: Nutella and Ferrero Rocher. These two chocolatey treats sell so well that their manufacturer, Ferrero SpA, use around about 25% of the worlds supply of hazelnuts!