World Nutella day
The world’s favourite chocolate spread receives a very worthy day of celebration on February 5th as people up and down the United Kingdom, and around the world, celebrate a day filled with luxurious, lavish Nutella. A name that has come to symbolise the best that chocolate has to offer it was actually founded during the chocolate shortage of World War II when the founder Pietro Ferrero added hazelnuts to extend the cocoa supply.
Since then its fame has grown and a jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds, meaning the incredibly lucky Ferrero family now live in a castle of chocolate. A worthy celebration of the ridiculous level of wealth they have generated due to this chocolate sensation.
So to celebrate Nutella in all its chocolate-y glory we have compiled a list of our favourite ways to eat this delectable treat.
For a truly decadent drinking experience use Nutella as an alternative for Chocolate powder. Mix a liberal tablespoon of Nutella with milk, boiling water and top with whipped cream and marshmallows. As the weather turns colder and we fight snow storms, blizzards and freezing temperatures this really is the time to snuggle up with a warm mug of molten chocolate and imagine what life would be like in a chocolate castle.
An oldie, but a goodie and something that is done incredibly well by the team at Nutella. The Nutella brand is in the Guinness Book of World Records for serving the largest ever continental breakfast. This impressive feat saw the team of Nutella feed 27,854 hungry people in Gelsenkirchen, German in May 2005. For an additional sumptuous treat we recommend making French toast topped with Nutella to really enjoy this delicious spread.
Does anything more need to be said? Mix Nutella with any frosting for a cake that will have your guests talking for months to come.
Nutella is made from hazelnuts and is therefore a little bit healthy. Make it into a fully healthy treat by making homemade granola using oats, almonds, raisins, sugar and Nutella. A simple way to get your kids eating a far more healthy (and filling) breakfast than cocoa pops.
The perfect topping for all things crepe, a Nutella topping is a natural accompaniment for a warm, fresh off the grill Crepe. Combining the best of French cuisine and this Italian invention it is a match made in culinary heaven. For a slight variety add some mini marshmallows to the still-hot crepes to create smore crepes.
A wonderful alternative treat, these are perfectly completed by melted Nutella. With their unique cylindrical shape they offer an easy dipping method and beg to be coated in this delicious hazelnut mixture for maximum taste event.
On a spoon
Arguably the best way to eat Nutella. We advise taking a brand new, never before opened jar of Nutella and taking care and attention over this lavish act. Armed with a tea spoon break the smooth texture and enjoy the satisfaction of starting a brand new jar.