Things to eat before I die # 14. Nutella

Things to eat before I die – # 14. Nutella

Yes you read that right. I had never, ever, ever had Nutella before. So the other day I broke down and bought it. You wouldn’t believe how many food bloggers e-mail me asking me why I haven’t tried it and why I am not running to the market to buy it.

I really wanted to know what it was all about. Could this hazelnut-based sweet spread really be worth all of this hype?

Well I certainly think it is now!  This stuff is delicious! I even made S’mores with it!

Nutella S’mores
1 graham cracker, broken in half
1 well toasted marshmallow (lightly browned on the outside and hot on the inside – used small because that is all I had)
about two teaspoons of Nutella

Spread the Nutella on one half of the graham cracker. Top with marshmallow, followed by the other half of the cracker. Smoosh down and enjoy.

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86 thoughts on “Things to eat before I die # 14. Nutella

  1. Wow. I LOVE s’mores AND Nutella. I don’t know why I never thought of this! Fantastic idea! So happy for you that you tried Nutella! I first had it when I spent a month in Europe during high school. My friend and I bought a jar in Belgium and took it around with us. It was perfect for an afternoon snack. All we had to do was find a nice fresh roll somewhere and slather on some fantastically delicious Nutella and we were all set for another few hours of sightseeing!

    Enjoy!!

    Brandi – I’ll be checking out your recipes soon!

  2. I actually have a jar hidden in my house, from my children. They will eat it ALL in about 3 days – I need to know (yes, need) that it is in my reach should I ever have a craving for its chocolately smooth goodness … mmmmm

  3. I’ve never tried Nutella either and friends who eat it seem shocked by this news!!

    I may have to finally break down and buy it. But I’m afraid I’ll love it and eat it straight from the jar late at night after my kids are in bed. And trust me, I don’t need anymore downfalls than I already have…LOL!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  4. Nutella is so good I’m glad you had the chance to try it. I’ve never tried s’mores though, they look delicious. I’ll have to try the recipe sometime.

  5. In our house it is part of a “peanutbutter, flupp and chocolate” sandwich (as my youngest pronounces it…) Yum… for the kids I mean….

  6. I’ve never had Nutella but I did see the Giada episode. They did look very good. Never thought of using wonton for sweets. I think caviar is something I would like to eat before I die.

  7. living in italy, nutella was my go-to whenever I needed to sate my sweet tooth. I’d get it on piazza bianca at the local pizzeria . . . the plain, slightly salty bread really tempers the sweetness nicely!! And I LOVE it with peanut butter too :)

  8. Nutella–good on everything. It might be in your cookbook, but a great Nutella recipe is a Pinwheel. Take a square of thin dough, spread nutella on it, roll it up and slice the roll like a salami creating little cookies. Bake and then eat them all at one sitting!

  9. Nutella rocks all face, it is beats peanut butter even. I’m glad you liked it. It is best on thin french crepes, over here french markets pop up randomly and do it, also camden and hampstead.

  10. I have never had Nutella either. I have been wanting to try it but keep forgetting to pick it up when I am at the store. Myabe I should make a special trip.

  11. I love Nutella – out of a jar on a spoon is irresistible. But when I was at school (about 20 years ago) the sweet shop sold little tiny individual portions for about 5p each and you got a little plastic scoop that you ate it with – for some reason these little tubs tasted better than when I have a great big jar to indulge in!!

    Also if you like peanut butter then yes they go well together sandwhich between 2 plain biscuits..

  12. OH my word…I can’t even believe you’d never had Nutella! I would literally die without it. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating slightly. Maybe. But when I lived in Paris I survived off of baguettes and Nutella. It was a lovely lovely existence.

  13. I love Nutella – only recently have I been able to find it in abundance at the store. While in Germany, all of the hotels had individual packs. I stole them all. Brought them back to the US. And ate them like hazelnutty cream shots. Mmmm.

    Pop that smore in the microwave for 20 seconds and you got yourself some warm marshmallows! I do this quite often. I’m an expert microwaver.

  14. my heart nearly sank when I read the title of your blog…I cannot believe you’ve never had nutella!!! it’s the most amazing thing ever…ok well I’m over doing it…there are a lot of other things that are more amazing ie. Starbucks (thats my opinion) and it’s the ONLY form of hazelnut you’ll ever see me eat…I hate the stuff but not this. I’m glad you caved and have some to see what you were missing.

    checkout my blog if you so wish:

    http://www.12baroriginal.wordpress.com

  15. i love nutella :) glad you’re enjoying it. it’s also good when you poke holes into a banana, spread some nutella in there, and heat it up via microwave for a few seconds so the chocolate melts inside. then you can take a scoop of vanilla ice cream and indulge in the dessert a la mode! :D

  16. since you’re relatively new to the nutella-eating world, you should try this: vanilla ice cream, bananas and nutella

    tell me how it goes, bon apetit! :)

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  18. Nutella is awesome, but I’ve seen many a person discourage the regular intake of it. Claims it’s unhealthy. Now if only they could develop a ‘lite’ version while still maintaining the taste..

  19. Ate Nutella as a child after living in France. I thought it was fun(espeically since they thought, at the time, that peanut butter was strange), but I’m not a big hazel nut person. Nonetheless, I have kids who ate it in Europe as well – and think it’s cool! If you’re not a hazelnut person – it’s just not going to be your cup of… anything.

  20. You wouldn’t believe how many food bloggers e-mail me asking me why I haven’t tried it…

    As BigLittleWolf alludes to in her comment, maybe it’s because you never had a French teacher introduce you to the wonderful world of Nutella. My first exposure to it was in French class in junior high. I don’t get nearly as shocked when I meet people around my age (just over a quarter of a century) that have never tried it. I’m more surprised when they politely refuse to try it.

  21. couldn’t believe my eyes when i read your post. teehee! (:
    ohwells, better late than never eh! :x
    nutella is like the hazelnut goodness in ferreros/kinder bueno.
    tastes awesome on toasted plain bread.
    your s’mores look so yummy.. shall try that sometime! (:

    shall link you up on my food blog.
    CHEERS! (:

  22. I like Nutella!!!! Maybe it is not very useful for health but it is very delicious and i think it is not very bad if to try it once per month for example…

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