Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Go Nuts For Nutella!

Have you ever tried Nutella? If not, you are definitely missing out. Nutella is marketed as "the original creamy, chocolaty hazelnut spread." And better yet, it is gluten free and free of peanut ingredients!

Back in the 1940s, a man named Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and the founder of the Ferrero company created Nutella. This was during WWII and because of rationing cocoa was in short supply. However, hazelnuts were plentiful in northwest Italy.

At this time, the product was called pasta gianduja. Then it became referred to as supercrema gianduja and in 1964 it was renamed to Nutella.

In 1983, Nutella was first imported from Italy to the Northeastern region of the United States. Over the next decade, the popularity began to spread in the US. Eventually, the Ferrero company decided to build a plant in Somerset, New Jersey. Today, Nutella is available in over 75 countries and outsells all brands of peanut butter worldwide!

One can eat Nutella spread over bread, crackers, fruit, or simply on its own. My favorite way to enjoy Nutella is to spread it over an Enjoy Life Classic Original Bagel.

For more information, visit their website at, and make sure to enter the contest for a chance to win a case of Nutella!

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