Nutella is one of the worlds favourite bread spreads, midnight spoonfuls of nutty chocolatey goodness, cake topper, cookie frosting and anytime delight
Today is World Nutella Day, and we’re celebrating Pietro Ferrero’s gift to the universe with facts, recipes and crazy stories about the yummy chocolate hazelnut spread.
The Nutella loaf
If you eat your Nutella by the spoonful, then you may have preferred the Nutella loaf, which is how the spread was originally packaged.
Tucking into a sweet slice of Nutella doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.
In the 1940s Pietro Ferrero created Nutella loaves as a cheaper alternative to chocolate which was in short supply because of World War 2.
Fast forward a few decades and Nutella is in a jar and a lot more expensive than most chocolates on the shelves.
White Nutella or Nutella Bianca exists
Many people don’t consider white chocolate at all, many of those people probably hate white Nutella too.
Made with all the same ingredients only without the brown cocoa and flavoured with white chocolate instead.
While it has been described as the worst food disaster of 2020, lover of Ferrero Rocher’s bright white cousin Raffaellos might disagree.
Ferrero which makes Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello, Kinder Joy and Tic Tacs introduced the white chocolate Nutella in a limited number of countries.
Nutella is addictive
Nutella is addictive and no one knows that more than the French. In 2018 a French supermarket had a special on Nutella that quickly became a chaotic stampede.
Nutella is banned in some countries
The wholesome taste of Nutella isn’t enought to sway environmentalists and the health-conscious.
Between the high sugar content and the controversial palm oil not only costing the world it’s rainforests, driving several species to extinction and possibly contributing to the cancer risk of all those who consume it, Italian supermarkets have also removed Nutella from their shelves.
The European Food Standards Authority warned that the contaminants found in the oil’s edible form are carcinogenic. They warned that even moderate consumption of the substances represented a risk to children and said that, due to a lack of definitive data, no level could be considered safe.
Ferrero responded claiming that changing their recipe to exclude palm oil would take from the quality of their product.
The Nutella knife is real
Each bottle of Nutella has a hidden mini butter knife in its lid. The internet has been vibrating with murmurs about a Nutella knife, and while not everyone believes the little knife is hidden there, we’ve seen someone find it.
The question is why is it hidden?
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