ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

6 Surprising Facts to Feed Your Nutella Addiction

Updated on July 6, 2015

Nutella may be the world's most addictive snack, having spawned legions of fans across the globe and countless Instagrams filled with nothing but Nutella food porn. But, how much do you really know about this delicious nectar of the gods?

  1. Nutella was created as a patriotic chocolate alternative. In the 1940s, cocoa was in short supply because of World War II rationing. To help chocoholics everywhere get their fix, the resourceful pastry maker Pietro Ferrero blended hazelnuts in cocoa to extend his chocolate supply. Little did he know how popular his simple idea would become.

  2. Taxing Nutella is a surefire way to sink your political career. In 2012, group of French politicians proposed a 300% increase in the tax on palm oil -- one of the primary ingredients in Nutella. Their proposal, which was quickly dubbed the "Nutella tax", led to widespread outrage and was soon defeated.

  3. Your Nutella habit may lead you to a life of crime. If you have a serious Nutella addiction, you've undoubtedly realized that supporting your habit isn't cheap. Thus, it's not surprising that Nutella-related thefts are fairly common. One of the largest occurred in 2013, when a German thief made off with 5.5 tons of Nutella -- thereby supporting the average Nutella addict's habit for approximately 6 months.

  4. It's officially not a health food. In case you were confused, Ferrero USA settled a class action lawsuit in 2014 offering up to $20 per claimant as compensation for misleading customers as to the health benefits of the product when consumed for breakfast.

  5. Nutella is not an appropriate baby name. What better way to show your love than to name your firstborn after the world's most delicious breakfast spread? Sadly, a couple hoping to name their daughter Nutella was shot down by a French court in January 2015. Instead, the girl ended up with the name "Ella."

  6. Even terrorists get the appeal. In February 2015, a CNN news report claimed that ISIS was luring female recruits with marketing efforts that involved Nutella, cute kittens, and emojiis. Outraged jihadis took to Twitter claiming the report was bogus, but the persuasive powers of three of the world's most irresistible trends are hard to ignore.

There Are So Many Ways to Enjoy Nutella!

What's your favorite way to enjoy Nutella?

See results

Delicious Nutella Recipes

Although there's nothing wrong with eating Nutella straight from the jar, sometimes it's fun to experiment. Here are some simple ways to incorporate this yummy spread into new desserts.

3 Ingredient Nutella Brownie Cupcakes

5 Minute Nutella Mug Cake

Easy Nutella Ice Cream


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • choosetolive profile image

      Ravi and Swastha 2 years ago from London, Canada

      Interesting facts about Nutella. Thanks for sharing.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)