I recently discovered Nutella®. I eat it directly out of the jar with a spoon. No bread for me to cover the flavor. Creamy chocolate & hazelnut butter. It reminds me of those Ferrero Rocher chocolates. You know the ones. Those little hazelnut chocolate candies surrounded by a crisp wafer rolled in more chocolate & chopped hazelnuts. Which got me thinking…if Nutella® tastes like Rochers, is it possible that Ferrero makes Nutella?
According to Nutella’s website: Why yes! Yes it is!
“Nutella® spread, in its earliest form, was created in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing.
So Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend the chocolate supply.”
How friggin awesome. Heaven in a jar. With a spoon. HEAVEN.
I found this in the candy rack on line at WalMart the other night. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it with breadsticks.
My dad got my me that lil guy playing the bass in the backround years ago. It stays right there on my desk at work.
Look at how thick the Nutella is. NOMS.
At this point, the analyst in me is trying to figure out the PERFECT ratio of breadstick to creamy hazelnut spread.
OMG. The breadstick is standing up. I shook the lil plastic jar. Held it upside down. It didn’t fall out.
Did I mention I was wearing a white sweater that day? It was the same sweater that I spilled coffee on that morning during my commute. Thank goodness for Tide Stainsticks!
Because I TOTALLY dropped that breadstick on my lap. But it was okay! I still had three breadsticks left!
Oh my. What happened? Guess I’ll just have to get a spoon from the caf.