1. Delicious facts about Nutella!

Delicious facts about Nutella!

We fell in love with Nutella before we understood what love is. If there’s one thing you can add to any kind of food and make it a treat, it’s Nutella! You can even use the glass jar once you’ve licked all the Nutella out of it. With so many uses and advantages, we’ve become borderline addicted to it and since you’re reading this story, we know for a fact that you’re a Nutella fan as well. After all, who isn’t? Here are 10 facts about everyone’s favourite sugary spread.

2. Nutella was invented due to a chocolate shortage during the WWII

Nutella was invented due to a chocolate shortage during the WWII

Nutella, as we know the branded product today, was invented during WWII when Italian pastry maker Pietro Ferrero added hazelnuts to the limited supply of chocolate in order to make it stretch. As a result, Pasta Gianduja was created in 1946 ― which evolved and was later renamed Nutella in 1964.

3. With the amount of Nutella produced in a year, you could go around the world 1.8 times

With the amount of Nutella produced in a year, you could go around the world 1.8 times

The people over at Nutella say that the amount of Nutella produced in a year could cover the Great Wall of China 8 times and the weight of it is roughly the same as that of the Empire State Building in New York.

4. We need to give credit to Napoleon

We need to give credit to Napoleon

During the Napoleonic wars in 1806, due to a continental blockade, a chocolate shortage was caused. Chocolate makers in Turin, Italy still had to create confections so they added hazelnuts to chocolates in order to keep the prices down. Thus, the dynamic duo was born!

5. Originally, Nutella was sold in a loaf form

Originally, Nutella was sold in a loaf form

Nutella wasn’t available as a spread, the way we get it today. Instead, it was cut into slices and usually eaten on a slice of bread. It was only in 1951 that a spread form was developed breaking the stereotype that chocolate was only meant for special occasions.

6. The US took a long time to accept Nutella wholeheartedly

The US took a long time to accept Nutella wholeheartedly

This delightful dessert wasn’t available in the States until 1983. Initially, when it was available in the US, only specialty grocery stores used to stock Nutella. You couldn’t get hold of it unless you had an awesome Italian grandmother who would send a carton of Nutella every month.

7. Nutella is rocking the Instagram game

Nutella is rocking the Instagram game

Unlike most of us, @nutella has been tagged on Instagram 7 million times and has roughly 31 million likes (posts are still being liked as you read this). Post a picture of two with this sugary spread to step up your Instagram game too!

8. Nutella is not a part of the healthy breakfast market

Nutella is not a part of the healthy breakfast market

Even though it once tried to promote itself as a healthy breakfast option, Nutella was sued in a case of false advertising. Let us break this down for you. At 12 grams of fat per serving, Nutella has 21 grams of sugar. Not really the healthiest, is it?

9. The #1 ingredient in Nutella is not chocolate

The #1 ingredient in Nutella is not chocolate

Hazelnut, you’re guessing? Well, nope! It’s sugar. We hate to be the bearer of bad news but 56% of a Nutella jar is straight sugar. Then comes palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, whey, soy lecithin and vanillin.

10. Someone named their child ‘Nutella’

Someone named their child ‘Nutella’

One couple in France decided to name their child ‘Nutella’ but the government forbade it saying “Non!” since it was ‘against the child’s interests’ to be named after the brand.

Adoring fans seem to love it so much that they declared February 5 as World Nutella Day.

11. It’s not *that* unhealthy

It’s not *that* unhealthy

Doctors might call it “spreadable candy” but how is it possible for the love of our life to not have any health benefits? Since one of the main ingredients is hazelnuts, Nutella lovers get a good amount of protein. It also has one gram of fiber, iron, and calcium in each hearty spoonful. Time to snack on!

12. ​Nutella Crescent Rolls

​Nutella Crescent Rolls

Nutella Crescent Rolls Recipe: Indulge in this sweet delight, made with sugar, nutella, banana and crescent dinner roll. This dessert will leave everyone asking for more.

13. Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake Recipe: This indulgent dessert is easy-to-make and will tickle the tastebuds of people of all age groups.

14. Nutella and Kiwifruit Crepe

Nutella and Kiwifruit Crepe

Nutella and Kiwifruit Crepe Recipe: Easy, delicious and yet so divine! These light and fluffy crepes are simply delicious and are topped with chocolate sauce, kiwi slices and nutella.

15. Nutella Banana Sandwich Recipe

Nutella Banana Sandwich Recipe

Nutella Banana Sandwich Recipe: Sinful, rich and chocolatey! ‭It only takes 15 minutes to make this mouth-watering dessert.

16. Nutella Mousse

Nutella Mousse

Nutella Mousse Recipe: This fuss free desert is made with three ingredients- heavy cream, nutella and almonds. If you wish to satisfy your sweet tooth, this is the perfect recipe.

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