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A delicious Italian sweetened hazelnut chocolate spread. Made with over 50 hazelnuts per jar!

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    August 23, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    I will definitely buy this again!

    My oldest pointed it out while doing groceries, and I figured it might actually get them to eat a sandwich, it did!! I will definitely be buying it again!

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    August 23, 2020
    Nebraska, United States

    Nutella is very good

    I have to say, Nutella here does taste a lot sweeter than it did back home, and it tastes more like chocolate than hazelnut but it is still really yummy. For the people who have never had this: This is a very sweet hazelnut and chocolate spread. Although Nutella contains a small amount of calcium and iron, it's not very nutritious and high in sugar, calories and fat. Nutella contains sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, milk powder, lecithin and synthetic vanillin. Apart from sugar and fats, Nutella is rich in chocolate. ... The hazelnut content of Nutella can boost the health of your heart, though its high fat and sugar content is its major downfall. But, it's the sugar and fat that gives it the properties we love so much. Italians are up in arms over new guidelines that would label Nutella, the sweet, smooth hazelnut chocolate spread, as junk food.Nutella should be stored with the lid tightly closed to keep out moisture and other contaminants. Keep it away from heat or the oils will separate. Nutella should not be refrigerated, as refrigeration will make it hard and unusable” Nutella can go bad pretty quickly especially if 1) the lid wasn't closed properly and 2) the storage conditions aren't ideal. Because Nutella contains nuts and dairy, it is susceptible to mold and bacteria growth. This is something to keep in mind if you're planning to store the product at room temperature. It's black because there was already a trademark for the Nutella all in red. Two people went into business together and the second person had the idea to make the n black but the first one wanted to keep it red. Essentially, it was a matter of personal preference. Do you know the history of Nutella®'s signature recipe and unmistakable taste? After World War II, cocoa was extremely scarce. Ferrero, originally from Piedmont in Italy, turned this tricky problem into a smart solution, creating a sweet paste made from hazelnuts, sugar and just a little of the rare cocoa.Nestle is selling nearly $3 billion worth of its U.S. candy brands, including Butterfinger, BabyRuth and Nerds, to Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, according to the companies. ... Hershey (HSY) has the license for KitKat in the U.S. But Nestle still owns the brand and it's not part of the Ferrero deal. The ingredients in Nutella are not dog-friendly. The spread contains sugar, cocoa, milk and hazelnut, which are all potentially harmful and dangerous additions to your dog's diet. In fact any food containing cocoa or chocolate, shouldn't be fed to your canine pal. This post on Nutella has garnered a remakable amount of attention, mostly negative and mostly of the hate-mail-troll variety - so to all of you, welcome! And those of you who are actually looking for a reason to break this nasty habit, I hope to be able to help. I have never been one to say to you 'eat this, don't eat that'. Well, actually, I'm sure I have now and again. My goal however is not to dictate what you should or shouldn't be doing in any aspect of your life, but to offer you some guidance to help you make the best possible decisions to help you live an optimally healthy life. And so with that in mind, I will offer you this: Nutella is nutritionally void and shouldn't be at the breakfast table. Actually, it shouldn't be at snack time, lunchtime, after school or melted over your ice cream. It's a shame because Nutella does such great work helping fund school lunch programs and bringing awareness to the number of kids going to school without breakfast, it's just a shame that these breakfasts include Nutella. When a child's breakfast is made up of Nutella spread over white bread, or thrown into a tortilla with a banana, he or she is priming the brain and body for a crash. Breakfasts such as these will in no way support the learning or optimal behaviour. High sugar intake first thing in the morning will spike blood sugar levels, resulting in a plummet mid morning and contribute to poor concentration, hyper activity and aggression. This "hazelnut spread" that looks suspiciously like thick chocolate sauce (or a spreadable candy bar) is healthwashed to pieces as a healthy breakfast option for kids. It's not breakfast, it's a dessert and a questionable one at that. Call a dessert a dessert and move on, or be sued! In the United States, Ferrero, maker of Nutella, was sued in a class action lawsuit for false advertising that led some to believe that Nutella carries nutritional and health benefits, being touted as 'part of a nutritious breakfast'. They were sued for healthwashing! In April 2012, they paid $3 million to customers who were part of the claim. The settlement also required Ferrero to make changes to Nutella's labelling and marketing.
    What exactly these changes were are unclear.
    Nutella Ingredients
    sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, and vanillin
    Nutritional Breakdown
    Nutella contains 70% saturated fat and processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories including:
    99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated)
    80 calories from 21 grams of sugar
    In addition, the spread contains 15mg of sodium and just two sad little grams of protein per serving. Now given that I am a huge advocate of fat fuelling your morning, the fat content in here wouldn't be a problem if it were from a clean source. Modified palm oil, however, is far from clean. It is one of the more toxic and damaging types of fats we can consume. And don't even get me started on that amount of sugar. Two tablespoons of Nutella contain 21 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 5 teaspoons of sugar. There's no reason breakfast can't be both healthy and delicious, but serving up sugar, modified vegetable oils and processed chocolate in the morning just isn't the way to go. These oils are highly processed and most commonly genetically modified, unless specifically labeled organic. Many of them, such as cottonseed and soy, carry loads of chemicals. The high heat processing destroys any nutrients that may naturally occur like vitamin E and omega-3 essential fatty acids. To make margarine the spreadable consistency people seem to dig, the oil must be hardened.
    This is done by hydrogenation or bubbling hydrogen through the vegetable oil at high temperature, a process that enables it to be solid at room temperature. This is the same property that makes it perfect as frosting on cakes. When the carbon bonds are saturated with hydrogen, the product is called a saturated fat or a hydrogenated oil.
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    5 Reasons Nutella Should Be Banned From Your Breakfast Table

    5 Reasons Nutella Should Be Banned From Your Breakfast Table
    Last updated on February 5th, 2019
    BY MEGHAN TELPNER / ALL RECIPES
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    This post on Nutella has garnered a remakable amount of attention, mostly negative and mostly of the hate-mail-troll variety - so to all of you, welcome! And those of you who are actually looking for a reason to break this nasty habit, I hope to be able to help.

    I have never been one to say to you 'eat this, don't eat that'. Well, actually, I'm sure I have now and again. My goal however is not to dictate what you should or shouldn't be doing in any aspect of your life, but to offer you some guidance to help you make the best possible decisions to help you live an optimally healthy life.

    And so with that in mind, I will offer you this: Nutella is nutritionally void and shouldn't be at the breakfast table. Actually, it shouldn't be at snack time, lunchtime, after school or melted over your ice cream.

    It's a shame because Nutella does such great work helping fund school lunch programs and bringing awareness to the number of kids going to school without breakfast, it's just a shame that these breakfasts include Nutella.

    When a child's breakfast is made up of Nutella spread over white bread, or thrown into a tortilla with a banana, he or she is priming the brain and body for a crash. Breakfasts such as these will in no way support the learning or optimal behaviour.

    High sugar intake first thing in the morning will spike blood sugar levels, resulting in a plummet mid morning and contribute to poor concentration, hyper activity and aggression.

    This "hazelnut spread" that looks suspiciously like thick chocolate sauce (or a spreadable candy bar) is healthwashed to pieces as a healthy breakfast option for kids. It's not breakfast, it's a dessert and a questionable one at that. Call a dessert a dessert and move on, or be sued!

    In the United States, Ferrero, maker of Nutella, was sued in a class action lawsuit for false advertising that led some to believe that Nutella carries nutritional and health benefits, being touted as 'part of a nutritious breakfast'. They were sued for healthwashing! In April 2012, they paid $3 million to customers who were part of the claim. The settlement also required Ferrero to make changes to Nutella's labelling and marketing.

    What exactly these changes were are unclear.

    Nutella Ingredients
    sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, and vanillin

    Nutritional Breakdown

    Nutella contains 70% saturated fat and processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories including:

    99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated)
    80 calories from 21 grams of sugar
    In addition, the spread contains 15mg of sodium and just two sad little grams of protein per serving. Now given that I am a huge advocate of fat fuelling your morning, the fat content in here wouldn't be a problem if it were from a clean source. Modified palm oil, however, is far from clean. It is one of the more toxic and damaging types of fats we can consume. And don't even get me started on that amount of sugar.

    Two tablespoons of Nutella contain 21 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 5 teaspoons of sugar.

    There's no reason breakfast can't be both healthy and delicious, but serving up sugar, modified vegetable oils and processed chocolate in the morning just isn't the way to go.

    Five reasons Nutella should be banned from your breakfast table:

    1. THE FIRST INGREDIENT IS SUGAR
    Sugar In NutellaDespite the lovely visual of hazelnuts tumbling across the screen in the television commercial, the first ingredient in Nutella is plain old, white, refined, most likely GMO sugar. Hazelnuts make their appearance after sugar and palm oil. If we were to name this spread appropriately, we might call it 'sugar palm oil spread', but that doesn't have the right ring to it. Unless you're choosing to hop off your health train while on holidays in Paris, there's no reason to choose Nutella for breakfast.

    2. MORE SUGAR WITH YOUR SUGAR?

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're probably not spreading Nutella on celery sticks. It's going on toast (probably the gluten-packed white kind) or crepes/pancakes (ditto). When the sugar from the refined carbohydrates meets the sugar from the chocolate spread, boom - there goes your energy and blood sugar balance for the day. Breakfasts such as these will in no way support the learning of children.

    Nutella is a spreadable candy bar.

    High sugar intake first thing in the morning will spike blood sugar levels, resulting in a plummet mid morning and contribute to poor concentration, hyper activity and aggression.

    5 reasons to ban Nutella from the breakfast table #healthwashing via @meghantelpner
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    3. THE SECOND INGREDIENT IS MODIFIED VEGETABLE OILS.

    You know how we feel about those, right? Vegetables don't make oil, which means these so-called "vegetable oils" need to go through a heck of a lot of processing in order to become Nutella. We love fat, but it needs to come from natural, unprocessed sources, otherwise we are eating cancer-contributing refined oils that only serve to promote inflammation in the body and challenge our heart, liver, brain, endocrine and nervous systems to function efficiently.

    In my book UnDiet I wrote the following:

    These oils are highly processed and most commonly genetically modified, unless specifically labeled organic. Many of them, such as cottonseed and soy, carry loads of chemicals. The high heat processing destroys any nutrients that may naturally occur like vitamin E and omega-3 essential fatty acids. To make margarine the spreadable consistency people seem to dig, the oil must be hardened.



    This is done by hydrogenation or bubbling hydrogen through the vegetable oil at high temperature, a process that enables it to be solid at room temperature. This is the same property that makes it perfect as frosting on cakes. When the carbon bonds are saturated with hydrogen, the product is called a saturated fat or a hydrogenated oil.

    4. THE WHOLE PACKAGE IS NOT IN THE JAR.

    Treats are awesome. There's nothing wrong with making something delicious and amazing and sharing it with your loved ones, especially when you're celebrating a special occasion. If you are actually looking for a healthy spread, Nutella is not it. You are better off running some hazelnut through your food processor and adding a little honey and pinch of salt. Toss in some cacao if you want the chocolate vibe. But check this comparison.

    NUTELLA VS. HAZELNUTS
    Per 1 Tbs (19 grams)/ Approx 14 hazelnuts
    Calories
    Nutella: 100 / Hazelnuts: 94

    Protein
    Nutella: 1 gram / Hazelnuts: 3 grams

    Fat
    Nutella: 6 grams / Hazelnuts: 11.5 grams

    Carbs
    Nutella: 11 grams
    1 gram from Fibre
    11 grams from Sugar

    Hazelnuts: 3 grams
    2 grams from Fibre
    0.85 grams from Sugar

    Vitamin E
    Nutella: 10 % (RDI)
    Hazelnuts: 42% (RDI)

    Remember, the fat in hazelnuts is the really awesomely delicious brain-building and nervous system supportive variety.

    5 reasons to ban Nutella from the breakfast table #healthwashing via @meghantelpner
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    5. THERE BETTER OPTIONS OUT THERE

    Why start your day with processed chocolate spread when you can start it with amazing oatmeal or a smoothie or even pastured eggs? If your answer is "because it's delicious," that choice is yours, but your answer shouldn't be "because it's the healthy option."

    Here are just a few awesome special occasion breakfast recipes:

    Baked Apple Gingerbread Cake
    Cocoa Banana Blue Pancakes
    Banana Hemp Faux-Gurt
    French Toast with Wings
    Cherry Banana Bonanza
    If what you are seeking is the quick and easy, I have loads more ideas here.

    Better Than Nutella Chocolate Spread
    Hemp Chocolate Spread

    If you've read until here, hopefully you are feeling inspired to ditch the Nutella once and for all and give some alternatives a try. This is my favourite chocolate spread, which also works great as an icing on cake, muffins - anywhere you'd use Nutella.

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    Prep time: 8 Minutes

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    Total time: 8 Minutes

    Yield: 1 cup or 8 servings


    First shared via the Academy of Culinary Nutrition is a dairy-free and nut-free nutella alternative.
    Ingredients
    ¼ cup hemp seeds
    ⅓ cup raw cacao
    ¼ cup dry roasted hazenuts (omit for nut-free)
    ¼ cup ghee or coconut oil
    2 tbsp honey
    pinch of sea salt
    Make It Like So
    Process all ingredients together until smooth. Add more sweetener as desired to taste.Originally posted here.RECIPE BENEFITS
    Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are mostly fat and protein. The ratio of omega 3 to 6 is ideal as an anti-inflammatory agent and the easily digestible plant proteins make hemp seeds a superfood for brain health and nervous system nourishment.
    Raw Cacao: Having less caffeine than its roasted counterpart, raw cacao lets us take advantage of the powerful anandamide, a plant chemical that translates as bliss in the brain. Combine that with the high antioxidant concentration and magnesium to help relax the smooth muscles of the body, and you'll be laughing at this goodness - literally!
    Ghee or Coconut Oil: The medium chain saturated fats found in both ghee (clarified butter) and coconut oil are super brain fuel. These fats provide a steady flow of energy to the body and the brain that help us to feel energized in a calming way - without the spikes and crashes. As far as a spread goes, I also love that both ghee and coconut oil are relatively solid at room temperature, but sweetly melt when spread on warm bread or a muffin.Raw Honey: Raw honey is my go-to sweetener of choice as it's available locally in Toronto, and is jam packed with anti-microbial phytonutrients, enzymes and B-Vitamins (or should I say bee vitamins?).

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    August 22, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Instant Pantry Staple!

    This is a new favourite! It’s smooth, creamy, and delicious. There are many ways to enjoy Nutella- on pancakes, as a frosting for cupcakes, a spread on croissants, and great for brownies. Don’t hesitate, pick it up!

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    August 22, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Nothing else compares

    Classic Nutella, other hazelnut spreads don't compare or come close to this. So versatile too. I use it for baking, and obviously the most amazing, delicious sandwiches.

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    August 22, 2020
    South Carolina, United States

    Amazing

    This is heaven sent. Nutella is absolutely amazing and I completely recommend buying it. The chocolate inside of it taste so wonderful it melts in your mouth, Go out and purchase as many Nutella as you can

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    August 20, 2020
    Florida, United States

    Great taste!

    I love and always craving Nutella spread it just hit the right spot when craving for a sweet snack! It’s creamy sweet chocolate nutty taste is so good, there is a variety of ways to use it, I bake with it or just spread on bread, rice cakes, or just eat it from spoon, always have to have in my pantry.

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    August 19, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Great tasting!

    This is the best brand for similar but spread. You can actual taste the nuts. The spread is nice and smooth. I totally recommend this to whomever enjoys hazelnut spread.

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    August 18, 2020
    Quebec, Canada

    Très bon mais gros impact sur l'environnement

    J'adore le goût du nutella! Par exemple il est constitué d'huile de palme qui est très dommageable pour la planète et la faune... Je trouve cela très dommage!

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    August 17, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Great to spread!!

    I love this spread, it can be used on multiple ways...on top of a cake, with bread, cookies, crackers, milkshakes...you name it!

    I would recommend to anyone that loves chocolate and hazelnuts

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    August 17, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    love this!

    my favourite go to thing. I have mixed it with strawberries, pineapples, any fruit you can think of. i have added it to pancakes. love the hazelnut taste. can never go wrong with it

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