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Delectable Facts about Nutella few foods elicit as much enthusiasm as Nutella – Not only Nutella sold and consumed in 160 countries, but all of the Nutella sold in a year could cover more than 1000 soccer fields.

 

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  1. THE Craze for NUTELLA IN THE WORLD CAUSED BY NAPOLEON AND HITLER.

Napoleon attempted to halt British trade in order to win the Napoleonic wars in 1806. (and take over the world). As a result of the terrible continental blockade, the price of chocolate skyrocketed, leaving Piedmontese chocolatiers stranded. Chocolatiers in Turin, ever inventive, began adding chopped hazelnuts to chocolate to extend the supply as far as possible. Delectable Facts about Nutella few foods elicit as much enthusiasm as Nutella – Not only Nutella sold and consumed in 160 countries, but all of the Nutella sold in a year could cover more than 1000 soccer fields.

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In 1946, an Italian pastry chef named Pietro Ferrero turned to the mighty hazelnut for help, creating Pasta Gianduja; three years later, it changed the recipe to make the treat spreadable. Pietro’s son Michele altered the recipe and christened it “Nutella” in 1964.

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2. PREDECESSOR NAMED AFTER AN ITALIAN COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE CHARACTER.

Gianduja, a smiling Piedmontese peasant with a three-point hat who rides around town on a donkey clutching a duja—which means “container” in Piedmontese dialect—was named after the chocolate and hazelnut substance.

 

3. IN THE BEGINNING, IT WAS IN THE FORM OF A LOAF.

Ferrero’s chocolate-hazelnut paste made into a loaf that could be sliced and spread on bread, is similar to a chocolatey version of American cheese slices.

 

4. IT EXTENDS VERY FAR AND WIDE.

Not only Nutella sold and consumed in 160 countries, but all of the Nutella sold in a year could cover more than 1000 soccer fields.

 

5. NUTELLA USES UP A LOT OF THE HAZELNUT SUPPLY IN THE WORLD.

Every year, Ferrero purchases nearly a quarter of the world’s hazelnut supply. That’s over 100,000 metric tonnes. Ferrero claims that two years’ worth of hazelnut supply could fill the Roman Colosseum, and in 2014, the company purchased the Otlan Group, the world’s largest hazelnut supplier.

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