The world loves Nutella and so do I. I lived in a predominately Italian neighborhood in New Jersey as a child, and my next-door neighbor Maria would sneak us white bread and Nutella sandwiches. These were days to cherish. Now I eat Nutella on almost everything…maybe I should invest in that 11 lb jar. That’s why we decided to put together this little video with tons of fun Nutella Facts. And if you want to check them out without the music, just scroll down.
Nutella was created in 1940 as a solution to the chocolate shortage due to World War II
It was originally named “Pasta Gianduja” after a famous character from the Italian Commedia Dell’Arte representative of Turin and Piedmont.
Nutella’s 40th anniversary was celebrated with a breakfast that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest breakfast. 27,854 people attended.
One day’s worth of Nutella’s production weighs the same as three statues of liberty.
Each day, more than 70 million hazelnuts are used to make Nutella.
Nutella was first imported to the US in 1983.
In 2012 The Nutella Food Truck dispensed free samples of Nutella, bread and waffles throughout the US.
Nutella is Kosher
If you line up all jars of Nutella sold annually, they would wrap around the moon four times
California mom Athena Hohenberg sued Nutella for its health claims. Looks like someone lacked common sense.
Nutella is available in 11 pound jars
World Nutella Day started in 2007 and is set for February 5th of each year.
Need ideas? Here are some of my favorite Nutella pairings:
Straight on a spoon
On a crepe
On Italian bread that has been rubbed with ham
With Greek yogurt
As a peanut butter/Nutella sandwich (Peanutella – this product needs to be created)
On a croissant
With bananas and granola
With vanilla ice cream and Grand Marnier in the blender (best milkshake ever)
On banana bread
Waffle with strawberries
Share your favorite ways to eat Nutella in the comments. Inquiring minds want to know.