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Friday, 21 October 2016


The tasty chocolate and hazelnut spread Nutella was invented in 1946 by Italian pastry maker Pietro Ferrero. At the time, there was very little chocolate as cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing, so Ferrero mixed hazelnuts into the chocolate.

Ferrero sold an initial batch of 300 kilograms (660 lb) of "Pasta Gianduja" in 1946. It was originally a loaf designed to be sliced and placed on bread, but Ferrero started to sell a creamy version as "Supercrema" five years later.

Ferrero's son Michele Ferrero revamped Supercrema with the intention of marketing it throughout Europe. Its composition was modified and it was renamed "Nutella". The first jar of Nutella left the company's Alba factory on April 20, 1964.

By A. Kniesel - Wikipedia Commons

An American blogger named Sara Rosso founded World Nutella Day on February 5th, 2007.

Nutella is pronounced "New-tell-uh," not "Nuh-tell-uh.

The Ferrero company also owns Ferrero Rocher, Kinder and Tic Tac mints.

A man lost six pounds from eating only Nutella for a week, mostly because consuming so much of it made him violently ill after one day.

Up to 365,000 tonnes of Nutella are eaten around the world each year.

Nutella uses 25% of the world's supply of hazelnuts.

You could cover the Great Wall of China eight times with the amount of Nutella jars sold each year.

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