Nutella – A chocolate hazelnut spread

Do French people eat Nutella? Of course they do! Although Nutella is technically an Italian spread (my girlfriend from Italy won’t let me live this point down) so many people pair this hazelnut chocolate spread with delectably delicious Nutella crêpes or croissants.

During the 1940’s, Nutella was created in Italy by Pietro Ferrero because chocolate was rather scarce. Ferrero used decided to use mainly hazelnuts in the spread due to it’s abundance.  Over 70 years later, Nutella has gone worldwide due to it’s versatility and wonderful taste…  you can see the 50 different ways to eat Nutella below. Obviously there are many more!

50 Different Ways to Eat Nutella

  1. Nutella on a spoon.
  2. between two slices of white bread.
  3. spread onto a crusty baguette.
  4. in a crêpe.
  5. in a crostata.
  6. in brioche/cornetti/croissant.
  7. on a donut.
  8. on top of gelato.
  9. dip a banana into it.
  10. spread onto cookies or wafers.
  11. between two pizzelles.
  12. in an ice cream cone.
  13. within sweet ravioli.
  14. on top of a waffle.
  15. on a bagel.
  16. on a muffin.
  17. in a hamburger or hotdog bun.
  18. in a pita.
  19. on poundcake.
  20. twisted in challah.
  21. on strawberries.
  22. on sliced pear.
  23. stuffed in a cored apple.
  24. spread on celery sticks.
  25. stuffed in (or on) French toast.
  26. swirled into brownies.
  27. swirled into or topped onto cheesecake.
  28. dosed into your morning coffee.
  29. in a lava cake.
  30. mixed with rice krispies.
  31. topped on a cupcake.
  32. injected into a cupcake.
  33. between layers of a cake.
  34. as frosting for a cake.
  35. as a twist on tiramisu.
  36. mixed with your favorite cream alcohol.
  37. mixed into a chocolaty martini.
  38. between layers of trifle.
  39. mixed in your favorite pudding.
  40. melted into hot chocolate.
  41. in creme brûlée form.
  42. in filled profiteroles.
  43. in a lava cake.
  44. in babka.
  45. in tiny filo cups.
  46. on a sweet pizza.
  47. sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies.
  48. with peanut butter (sandwich).
  49. in a Nutella & Jelly sandwich.
  50. with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter in a FlufferNutterNutella.
Wait! Don’t go reaching for your spoonful just yet!

Nutella Lava Cake

Now hear’s my little deal with Nutella. If you haven’t read my about me section of this site, you’ll soon find out that I’m just as much a health freak as I am a French one. Sure, it’s made from skim milk… but that’s really the only redeeming quality nutrition-wise. I don’t understand why Nutella tries to hide behind a “healthy start” image, because there’s not many nutritional reasons to start your day like this! A whopping 21 grams of sugar in 2 tablespoons; have you ever drank soda in the morning? Half of Nutella’s calories come from sugar and the other half almost entirely comes from fat. Palm oils contains the most amount of saturated fat out of all the different types of oil, and Nutella produced for the North American market contains these unhealthy oils. The combination of ingredients provide a smooth, silky, creamy, chocolatey texture which… *ahem* makes it very difficult to resist. In addition, it is easy to go overboard when a single serving of Nutella is a meager two tablespoons. Think about it, if you order a crêpe with Nutella, it is not filled pretty well? Somewhere along the lines of ten tablespoons?

Nutella is surely a great treat when eaten. I’m sure you’re about to go searching for some right about now, however please indulge carefully! If you ever wondered how the French eat this and not get fat… check out The French Paradox.

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