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Food on Fridays with Ann
I couldn’t believe my eyes—the other day I saw a Nutella commercial on American television! It’s a pretty boring commercial, but still.
In the USA!
The mom in the commercial tries to make it sound sort of healthy:
“As a mom, I’m a great believer in Nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that I can use to get my kids to eat healthy foods. I spread a little on all kinds of healthy things, like multi-grain toast. Every jar has wholesome, quality ingredients, like hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of delicious cocoa. And Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives. It’s quick. It’s easy. And at breakfast, I can’t use all the help I can get.”
Her narration made me laugh. They’re trying awfully hard to make it sound good for you.
We’ve loved Nutella for years. My husband grew up in Belgium familiar with Nutella. I married into it. From our honeymoon on, I sought out Nutella and enjoyed it in and on many things.
We like Nutella in crepes.
We like Nutella on French bread.
We like Nutella as a dip for apples or bananas.
We like Nutella on “all kinds of healthy things, like multi-grain toast,” like the Nutella mom says on the commercial.
We like Nutella with just about anything.
And believe it or not, in spite of what this list suggests, we eat Nutella in moderation. A little goes a long way.
I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I will soon: Nutella pound cake.
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LOL Nutella… I’ve seen it around for years. Never tried it. Some day… maybe!!! :~D Thanks for hosting again this week.
e-Mom @ Susannah’s Aprons (& Chrysalis)
Nutella has been in our area for years as well. I haven’t seen commercials though, perhaps it is about to take off.
Sorry, my first try with Mr. Linky leads to the wrong post. My second entry is correct. this is why you should not blog at midnight! 🙂
Yum! I’ve tried Nutella once. My degree is in horticulture and for my Fruit and Nut Trees class, we had to sample all the different nuts. As a special treat, the prof brought in Nutella. Good stuff. I might have to try that pound cake recipe!
A friend in high school ate nutella and white bread sandwiches. I’ve been hooked ever since.
We had some for the first time this summer after you consistent pitching…and we LOVED it…but I don’t think to buy it on my excursions to the store…
like you said a little goes a long way…kind of like Poppyseed filling, it comes in a can…if you have a Bohemian, think Czech, background you will be familiar with it as a popular filling for kolaches…but my grandmother would sometimes break it out and serve it with buttered toast…also very scrumptious…family traditions…the best possible kind!
I had Nutella when I lived in Norway. Love it. But won’t buy it very often because I don’t just use it on healthy things………. I will actually spoon it out in giant sized bites! It does have chocolate in it, I know.
I hate getting or making Hot Fudge for the rare ice cream treats too, because I spoon them out with a giant spoon and a giant bite as well. I am so a choco-holic, fudga-holic and fooda-holic.
I am learning how to make effective affirmations in school right now and I might have to get rid of my ‘-holic’ addictions in order to better manage my life. But for right now I am not going to commit to those kind of changes. I love my chocolate and if I have to change I will, but not today!!
Thanks Ann! Now I am craving Nutella! Hazelnut and chocolate is a European (and Sharinskshe) delight………….!!
Can’t have Nutella often in this house. I can easily polish off a jar in a day. Since I cannot control myself at home, I do not put any in my shopping cart often. Same story with pb cups and mint oreos.
I always hear Food Network’s Giada DeLaurentis singing the praises of Nutella. I’m all about chocolate, but unfortunately I have a nut allergy. It looks so delicious and yummy! I’m thinking it would be amazing on ice cream!
OK, that is all fine and dandy that everyone on this site loves Nutella, but didn’t anyone else find it RIDICULOUS that they are trying to make it sound in that commercial like Nutella is HEALTHY?? That was such a terrible commercial, they made it sound like as long as you smear something healthy in pure sugar, it’s all healthy! Nutella is pure sugar, pure and simple, and that is NOT what a mom should be frequently feeding her kids.
Hello to all! It’s fun to see the Nutella fans and those curious to try it. I want to reiterate that we eat it in moderation and more as a treat.
Brooke: I appreciate your common sense and healthful comment. You are right. It is not a healthy food at all–it should be considered a dessert. Like jams and jellies that are packed with sugar, we spread only a thin layer on things like toast, and only have it every once in a while. I was laughing at how ridiculous the narrator was, as well, because as you pointed out, they tried to put in all kinds of “healthy” words to give the impression that Nutella was good for you. I guess I didn’t bring that point out strongly enough. As I was preparing this post, I had one version where I put all the “healthy” words in bold to show their attempt to justify feeding it to kids in the a.m.
Anyway, I still have the small jar that I got on Mother’s Day in the cupboard and bring it out occasionally for a 10 o’clock treat on some French bread or to dip apples into. Or as dessert–someone mentioned using it as an ice cream topping. My mom likes that a lot!