Happy World Nutella Day

by Valerie on February 5, 2009 · 8 comments

Happy World Nutella Day 2009! The brainchild of Bleeding Espresso and Ms. Adventures in Italy, World Nutella Day is designed to celebrate the chocolate hazelnutty goodness of this yummy spread across the blogosphere.

I know people often have this image of wholesome eating in Europe, with daily trips to the market for fresh vegetables. That’s true for lunch and dinner – but not so much for breakfast. There’s croissants and pastries abounding for breakfast. And chocolate too – in the form of pain au chocolat, but also more interesting things like chocolate sprinkles. For example, it is completely normal in the Netherlands to butter a slice of bread and press the whole slice in chocolate sprinkles. I remember an American friend saying that when she discovered that living near Amsterdam in the 1980s, she thought she had died and gone to heaven. Chocolate for breakfast.

And then, of course, there’s Nutella, which I know I had for breakfast at least once a week growing up in Switzerland – I always loved the chocolate hazelnutty goodness but, as I got older, I started favoring it as a topping for ice cream. As you can see from the picture below, I am a bit believer in a small scoop of ice cream and a nice scoop of Nutella. Yum.

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1 Karley February 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I’ll have to tell Nick! His all-time favorite sandwich is natural peanut butter with Nutella on 9 grain bread with a “side order” of sliced bananas.


2 michelle | bleeding espresso February 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Oh that looks so good even though my fingers are frozen right now from the chill in the room….

Thanks for participating :)


3 renaissancetrophywife.com February 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Happy Nutella day! Yum.


4 The Curator February 5, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Mmmm, I was never a big fan of Nutella until I had a Nutella and peanut butter crepe at this great crepe place near me….so delicious! Nutella definitely deserves its own day. đŸ˜€


5 drriftwood February 6, 2009 at 1:37 am

Happy Nutella Day!

I feel like eating many scoops of Nutella. Now.



6 Cherrye February 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

I don’t think I have EVER had Nutella with ice cream. Nutella-flavored gelato, yes … but Nutella with a scoop? Nope. It is on my list!


7 Chessa! February 11, 2009 at 1:16 am

I LOVE Nutella. I will always remember the first time I had it..I was 20 and living in Paris and got myself a crepe. amazing.


8 City Girl February 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Karley – hmm – I should try that combo.

Michelle – it is always a good time for Nutella and ice cream! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful event.

RTW – isn’t it a great holiday? LOL.

The Curator – Nutella on crepes is wonderful. I should try that with peanut butter too.

Lavanya – I know! Same here.

Cherrye- I LOVE nutella flavored gelato!! But in a pinch, this is a good alternative.

Chessa – as far as I am concerned, Nutella is the best topping for crepes :)


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