Nutella spreads love across the nation


The Nutella Bar in Chicago’s Eataly provides a variety of snacks fit to complement the hazelnut spread.

Have you ever stuffed your face with the delicious chocolate hazelnut spread known as nutella?  Nutella has become a worldwide phenomenon and is a guilty pleasure for all who taste it.  Nutella contains roasted hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa to give its unmistakable sweet taste.

Nutella allows consumers to get very creative.  Varying from fruits, pretzels, waffles, ice cream and all other types of food, Nutella can be put on almost anything.  Not only does Nutella serve as a delicious topping for many foods, but it has also become a popular ice cream, frozen yogurt, and latte flavor.  However, Nutella lovers and experts would have to agree that it tastes unadulterated on a spoon.

In Chef and Restaurateur Mario Batali’s gourmet food market Eataly, located in Chicago Illinois, a Nutella bar has recently opened.  The Nutella stand offers amazing options such as crepes, croissants, and even brioche rolls, which are all filled with the delicious spread.  If you are a Nutella fan, this place is a must.

Imported from Italy, Nutella has been around since the 1940s and has been making costumers happy ever since.  Pietro Ferrero was the proud founder of Ferrero S. p. A., the company that produces Nutella.  He came up with the idea for this spread due to the lack of cocoa during World War II rationing.  As a result of this, Ferrero used hazelnuts with just a hint of cocoa, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy.  In addition, the hazelnuts offered a great taste and a silky smooth consistency.

The Nutella phenomenon has made its way to the U.S. and is for sure an all-time favorite.  This craze over the delightful spread has led to Nutella being the #1 selling brand of hazelnut spread in America.