Released January, 1964
The Pros:Absolutely delicious. Choclate on bread common! More versitile than PB.
The Cons:Too much sugar in it. Calorie and fat content. This product bills its self as a healthy alternative, but there is nothing healthy about it. If their slogan was "Better Than Frosting" that would be truthful.
Nutella is a hazelnut and chocolate based spread used to make food sweet (and delicious). It was initially created in the 1940s as an alternative to pure chocolate spread due to the cocoa rationing of World War II.
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The spread was first introduced in 1951 by Pietro Ferrero, the father of the Ferrero SpA empire, as a hard block of the sweet mix. It wasn't until 1964 that Ferrero's son turned the mix into more of a liquid consistency and packaged it into a jar and called it Nutella. The name and jar have remained the same since then and the Ferrero company has grown to a 19,000 person company that distributes its chocolate products around the world.
While the actual recipe is a closely guarded secret by the Ferrero family the main ingredients and nutritional information are known.
- vegetable oil
- hazelnuts (13%)
- skim milk powder (8.7%)
- fat-reduced cocoa powder (7.4%)
- soy lecithin emulsifier
- vanillin falvoring
Interestingly enough, despite the strong chocolate flavor of the spread, and its hazelnut derived name, the cocoa and hazelnut comprise only 20% of the overall mixture.
Nutritional Information (per 1 tablespoon/19g)
Ferroro also makes sure to advertise that Nutella contains no artificial coloring and no preservatives.
Be careful - this is an addictive substance! Once I have a jar, I have no choice but to crack it open and sit down with a spoon!!
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Choclate on bread common!
This product bills its self as a healthy alternative, but there is nothing healthy about it. If their slogan was "Better Than Frosting" that would be truthful.
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