Help! I’m going nuts (or should I say “Nutsella”) over Nutella!
Why am I seeing Nutella everywhere? There are pig-size jars of Nutella in the supermarket, buckets of Nutella at Costco, numerous Nutella promotions in women’s magazines, Nutella recipes all over the nutty web, cloying accolades to Nutella on many an otherwise sensible food and parenting blog.
There is probably a support group – N.A. – “Nutellaholics Anonymous.”
Nutella is swella, but enough already. (Overexposure can do you in – just ask Smiley Miley Cyrus.) And shouldn’t it be called chocolate-tella? Or choco-tella? After all, it is chocolate.
In case you’ve been living under a hickory nut tree, Nutella is a popular chocolate and hazelnut spread (a.k.a. frosting) used on sandwiches (especially scrumptious if you’re bored sick with ho-hum peanut butter and jaded jelly) and, as of late, ladled generously onto just about every other imaginable food item under the sun.
Of course, most people secretly prefer eating it straight from the jar – au naturel.
Expect a mouthwatering, finger-licking, lip-smacking experience. The more you consume in one sitting, the better. (So what if it’s 200+ calories a teaspoon.) IT’S CHOCOLATE!
Nutella is silky and seductive. It won’t surprise you that it was created by an Italian company also known for their Ferrero Rocher sweets. Ciao, Mamma. Ciao, Mia. Ciao to your waistline.
Nutella “Umbrella” spoof: