The hazelnut is the fruit of the hazel tree, which is native to eastern and southern Europe. Hazel trees rapidly expanded northward and eastward after the end of the last ice age, and evidence of their importance to various cultures since then can been found across the globe.
Hazelnuts are used in baking and desserts, in confectionery to make praline, truffles and chocolate bars and is especially popular in hazelnut cocoa spreads. Hazelnut oil has a strong fragrance that is used in a variety of dishes, as well as adding a gourmet touch to vegetable, grain or pasta salads.
Mathieu Teisseire Hazelnut Syrup expertly captures the delicate flavour and aroma of toasted hazelnuts. The subtle, smooth taste of creamy nuts and delicious praline create a balanced sweetness, making it perfect in both hot and cold drinks, coffees and milkshakes, as well as sodas, teas, cocktails and mocktails alike.