Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Nutella, I Pledge Thee My Troth
Happy World Nutella Day, y'all!
Actually I'm lying. WND was February 5, but somehow I missed it. So I'm making it up to The Greatest Spread of All Time by celebrating a few months late. Yey, Nutella!
Are you a Nutella lover too? We Ramseys fell in love with its creamy, chocolaty hazelnut goodness within a few days of moving to France.
Some dear soul brought a jar to our apartment, and I spread a little on toast, as I saw French people do on commercials,
and my life was forever changed.
Nutella makes everything better. It's great for pretzel dipping, to lather on a cupcake, right out of the oven, and (don't tell anyone) it's even heavenly on a finger!
And of course it's magnificent on crepes. With or without sliced bananas.
WARNING: This short video may make you cry. At least it has that effect on me.
When we moved back to South Carolina, I positively grieved over the lack of Nutella. Every time Todd went back on a business trip, he knew he'd best return with several jars in his suitcase.
But then a marvelous thing happened. Nutella showed up at the local Bi-Lo! It's in the peanut butter section, and it's kind of pricey but well worth it. Ask my kids. They've become Nutella evangelists, converting all their friends, and teaching them Nutella trivia. (Did you know it was invented in the 1940's, when cocoa was rationed? Pietro Ferrero thought of extending the cocoa flavor with the hazelnuts plentiful in northwest Italy, and Nutella was born!)
So Happy Nutella Day, everybody!
If you haven't experienced it yet, my crepe-master suggests you give it a try!
Have a great day, y'all!