Who else cant resist nutella on their sandwiches?
1. Thanks to Napoleon
In year 1806, as a means to win Napoleonic wars, Bristish commerce was tried to freeze by Napoloen. As a result, there was a mainland blockade causing chocolate prices went so high up and leaving to be in a predicament of the Piedmontese chocolatiers based on the mental floss report. To look for a solution to the problem, Turin chocolatiers got an idea of adding hazelnuts to chocolates to put great demands on the supply. They ended up with a paste and they call it “Gianduja“.
Chocolate shortage hit back again during the World War II, Pieto Ferrero an Italian pastry maker and Pasta Gianduja was created in 1946. The original Pasta Gianduja is a solid block of chocolate and hazelnut that is being sliced and served with bread.
2. Happy 50 years
From a solid block, Pasta Gianduja became a spreadable paste and is called Supercrema. In 1964, it changed its name to Nutella, which come from English word ‘nut’ and ‘ella’ for the suffix as sweet UK Telegraph reported.
3. Nutella for Free
In Italy, nutella became so popular. So Italian markets offer this thing called “Smearing” which means free Nutella to children showing up with a piece of bread.
4. Nutella Owner
According to UK Telegraph, Michele Ferrero who is the son of Pietro Ferrero who owned Ferrero SpA made the nutella. Michele is said to be the richest man in Italy. Their compay also the one making the Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
5. 1 jar per 2.5 seconds sold
Mental Floss reported that worldwide one jar of Nutella is being sold every 2.5 seconds. That’s 34,500 jars in 24 hours estimate.
6. Missing Nutella
5000 kilograms of Nutella was stolen in a parked van in Germany worth 16,000 euros last 2013.
7. Travel the world
According to Nutella company, you could tour the world one and a quarter times with the quantity of Nutella produced in one year.
8. Nutella to Great Wall of China
According to Nutella, the Great Wall of china can be covered 8 times with the amount of Nutella Jars being sold in one year.
No wonder, everyone loves Nutella.
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