An Italian sweet spread invented more than 50 years ago, Nutella has captured the hearts and pleased the taste buds of millions all over the world. The spread is a buttery consistency made up of half hazelnut and half chocolate. It’s sold in about 75 countries and increases in popularity every day. Young people across the planet are straight up addicted to the stuff and can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I’ve never been a fan of hazelnut but when I was spending time with family in Israel, it seemed to be the only thing people ate for breakfast. It was always just hanging out in the kitchen so I thought, what the heck, I’ll give it a try. It didn’t exactly win me over at first taste because the hazelnut flavor is pretty strong but after a week or so the creamy goodness began to grow on me. Although I don’t eat it every day now, I will confess that I have a new found love for it.
People love Nutella not only for its rich flavor but it’s actually a lot healthier for you than butter, cream cheese and most other sweet breakfast spreads. In contains all natural ingredients, it’s filled with healthy fat content and can even be used as frosting or as a filling in many baked goods. Keep in mind however that even though Nutella’s ingredients are all natural, doesn’t mean it’s low in fat. The chocolaty treat should be spread in moderation because at 200 calories per serving, that can really add up. Just make sure you follow the serving suggestions and try not to eat more than 2 tbsp a day.
If you haven’t tried Nutella yet, go pick some up at your local grocery store and let us know what you think!