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I was first introduced to Nutella when I was younger; my sister used to buy a jar every now and again. We didn't have it all the time, just occasionally as a special treat. I remember I just used to eat it to copy my sister. However, now that I am older, I occasionally treat myself to a jar. I recently saw a pot in Sainsbury's on offer for just £1 and so I took advantage of the offer.
For those of you who don't know, Nutella is a brand of chocolate spread by Ferrero (you know the guys who make Ferrero Roches - this is the same chocolate spread as that that is in the centre of Ferrero Roches).
Nutella is brown in colour has a very thick and soft smooth texture. It's very well set and whilst its not extremely difficult to get out of the jar, it does take a little effort (I'm sometimes afraid I'm being too heavy handed and the glass will break, however this has never happened). Obviously if you have children, I would recommend the plastic pots just in case.
The Nutella itself is very sweet and chocolaty. You can easily identify the hazelnuts. I find that the chocolate and the hazelnuts compliment each other really well. I find the Nutella to be quite thick and so I always have to have mine with a cup of tea (I can't eat anything chocolatey without a cuppa!) Nutella is very sweet and so it does become very sickly after a while. I find that whilst it's incredibly moreish, two spoonfuls is always enough.
Nutella is obviously a spread, so designed to be spread on things...I.e toast etc. Although I have to say I prefer to eat it straight out of the pot. When eating things such as toast, whilst I do like jam on my toast, I much prefer 'savoury' things such as tomato ketchup and find that Nutella is to sweet to go with toast which I would consider to be something savoury. Although, please don't let this put you off, as I know plenty of people who love it on toast.
Sadly, as nice as it is, Nutella is indeed very fattening!! There's always got to be a downside to nice things hasn't there! Each 100g of Nutella will set you back 530 calories which is a huge amount!
Nutella is available in 200g, 400g and 750g jar. I have noticed that there are plastic jar versions and glass versions although I am not sure if they glass ones are for specific sized pots and the plastic ones for bigger pots. I find that a 200g jar doesn't last very long - maybe a couple of days and that's only when I'm eating it! So for a family, I would suggest a larger jar. Although, if you have never tried it, I would recommend you try a smaller one first.
One thing which I like about the Nutella is the jars - I always choose the 'glass' pot of Nutella as they can be washed and used as glasses. We have many of these small glasses which were previously Nutella pots. I think that they are great and obviously the more pots of Nutella you buy, the more glasses you have. I have noticed that Nutella have changed the design of the glass pot; they have added 'ridges' so that the glass looks more expensive. After finishing the Nutella, I always wash the pots up and use them. I have even started saving them (wrapping them in tissue) so that when I move out I won't have to buy any 'small glasses' which is good, especially as they are cheap and look good.
You can eat Nutella in a lot of ways: on toast, in a sandwhich, on its own, with pancakes etc. It even makes a great topping for cup cakes.
All I all I would definitely recommend Nutella.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
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