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Nutella; Everyone's Favorite Hazlenut Treat

A Little Bit Into the Past Life of Nutella

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.

the Ferrero companyThe original version of Nutella spread was called "pasta gianduja," pasta which means paste, and "gianduja" which is the name of a carnival character famous to the region, a character that can be found in the first advertisements for the product.

Pasta gianduja was actually made in loaves and wrapped in tinfoil, so it could be sliced and placed on bread for mothers to make sandwiches for their children. But many children, as you could imagine, would throw away the bread and only eat the pasta gianduja

So Mr. Ferrero altered the product into a paste that came in a jar, so it could be spread on the bread. This then became known as "supercrema gianduja," because it was a spreadable version of the gianduja. "Supercrema gianduja" was eventually renamed "Nutella" in 1964, with the origin of the word being "nut" and the "ella" giving it a soft ending.

4 Different Ways To Eat Nutella

RAW DOG: The way that I first tried Nutella and still my all time to favorite way to eat it is just straight out of the jar with a spoon. It’s the perfect combination of the deliciousness of eating a half melted chocolate bar in a much less messy way.You don’t even need to use the spoon if you don’t want but if the jar is shared by several people, no one likes a dirty finger that’s been double dipped into their food so make sure no one else sees you at it!
BLACK AND WHITE TOAST: If you feel like too much of a pig eating it right out of the jar but you still have a sweet tooth to soothe then black and white toast is right for you. You take a piece of toasted bread and spread Nutella on half of it.For the other half, you take a jar of your favorite honey and layer it on there. This method works particularly well with spun honey that has a meatier texture and is white (thus the name black and white toast).
MONKEY STYLE: While almost all fruits that I have tried with Nutella are excellent, there is nothing better than a banana. If your Nutella jar has been sitting in the sun, it will probably be the right consistency to simply dip and enjoy. However, if your jar has been in a closet or sitting out with the top off, chances are that you will just break off the banana in the jar if you try to dip so you may need the help of a spoon or knife to enjoy. Its definitely worth the effort though!
PBN&B: This one is kind of similar to Monkey Style but a step up. You start with two toasted slices of your favorite bread. Spread one piece with Nutella and the other with peanut butter. Then the cou di gras you slice a banana onto the bread and close the sandwich. Much better than anything Elvis ever came up with.

Nutella Resource Website

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