What is Nutella, Breakfast, Lunch, dessert, or all of the above?

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  1. OddDustin profile image60
    OddDustinposted 11 years ago

    What is Nutella, Breakfast, Lunch, dessert, or all of the above?

    My daughter is making her lunch for summer school and is making a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich. She is arguing that it is fine for breakfast but I told her it was dessert and reminded her she is making her LUNCH not breakfast. Teenagers! She went on a 10 minute rant about nutella and the nutritional facts about how...zzzzz I tuned her out and made this questions instead. We'll see what you think.


  2. Lady Wordsmith profile image79
    Lady Wordsmithposted 11 years ago

    Actually, it's none of the above.  But the supermarket's own brand is all of the above, and it's in a bigger jar, and it's much, much cheaper, and tastes exactly the same!  Love chocolate spread. 

    Seriously though, my middle son (and I) love it for breakfast on toast, or on sandwiches for lunch.  We don't really have it for tea (dinner, supper, whatever you choose to call your evening meal!).  I don't let him have it all that much, as it is chocolate after all!  I prefer them to have something more balanced, with some salad hopefully.

    I don't think of Nutella as a dessert at all - how would you eat it as a dessert?  On sweet waffles I suppose.  Or to top a cake?  I don't know.  It's for putting on bread in our house smile


  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 11 years ago

    Nutella is made from nuts; mainly hazelnuts, so consider it the same as peanut butter. Whatever you do with peanut butter, you  can do with Nutella

  4. stricktlydating profile image86
    stricktlydatingposted 11 years ago

    Just like Peanut Butter I would say it's fine on toast for breakfast or a sandwich for lunch.  I don't know about the heath benefits, though I think your daughter is fine to make a nutella sandwich for lunch...  I've never thought of it as a dessert!

  5. rhian-jo profile image59
    rhian-joposted 11 years ago

    All of the above, although on toast/sandwiches mostly breakfast. For those of us who remember choc dips it's wonderful to dip bread sticks into.

  6. OddDustin profile image60
    OddDustinposted 11 years ago

    She had it the day before yesterday on some frozen yogurt and it was pretty good. But she insisted it was fine for lunch. Peanut butter and hazenut butter sandwich.

  7. lee custodio profile image60
    lee custodioposted 11 years ago

    nutella is a sandwich spread. smile

    heat it up in the microwave and top it on (grilled) fruit and or ice cream and it becomes dessert.

  8. Kate Spenser profile image78
    Kate Spenserposted 11 years ago

    Make sure she's using whole grain bread, and tell her to add sliced banana to it, and then tell her it's a perfectly acceptable lunch! Toast with peanut butter, nutella, and banana is one of my FAVORITE treats. Yeah, I guess I think of it as a treat, meaning I wouldn't eat it every day, but I would eat it for breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or a snack, or a dessert (but definitely not all of the above in one day).

  9. The Ghostwriter profile image74
    The Ghostwriterposted 11 years ago

    It is just a product of  fantastic marketing - it is an 'anytime' food

  10. jacqui2011 profile image82
    jacqui2011posted 11 years ago

    I have the same problem as you. My daughter always opts for the nutella on toast at breakfast, and I always try and encourage her to eat fruit or cereal. I am a chocolate lover, but couldn't face it in the mornings. I have given up on trying to convert her, but I think it is more of a dessert in my opinion.

  11. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 11 years ago

    According to the  label, the main ingredients  are sugar and vegetable oils ,mostly palm oil, followed by hazelnut, cocoa solids and skimmed milk, which together are at most 29% of the ingredients.  Half of the calories  are from fat  and about 40% of the calories come from sugar . It is only 13% hazelnut.

  12. Michael Conley profile image60
    Michael Conleyposted 11 years ago

    All the above...It's great stuff I have used it for so many thing. I will say it does make a great frosting for brownies.

  13. I Am Rosa profile image86
    I Am Rosaposted 10 years ago

    I mostly see it used as a condiment.  I've seen it used on pancakes/crepes, toast, etc. for breakfast ... In sandwiches (ie. with peanut butter) or on rice cakes for lunch ... as a dip for popcorn, etc.  Like any good condiment, a little goes a long way :-)


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