I just want to say that I'm eating Nutella right now, and it's nothing short of amazing. You pay about the same as a jar of peanut butter (another favorite of mine), and you get the equivolent of that stuff inside those gold foil ferrero chocolate things. I'm a runner for the University of Pittsburgh, and it's the one thing I never forget to bring to meets. Don't get too much of it if you're prone to gaining weight, however. While it's really good, it has 11 grams of fat per every 27 grams of nutella, making it over a third pure fat. If you're already fat, and you know that those Subway walks aren't going to make you into the next Jared, however, get some of this stuff. It's like Ben and Jerry's, only spreadable.
Everyone loves it. Great on soft white bread. Yummmmmy!
I grew up as an Army brat in Germany and my mom is German. Because of the commercials and the kids there, I somehow got a chance to taste this stuff and the first time I saw it here in the U.S. I nearly screamed with joy. I bought jars for my friends so that they got a chance to enjoy it. Hopefully they haven't or will not Americanize it by adding extra sugar.
"Kinder Chocolate" eggs with toys inside are next, or just the bars.
My New Addiction
I too received a nice sized jar of this through bzzagent to try out. Until then I had heard of it from the Food Channel and such, but had never been adventurous enough to try it. Boy was I missing out. I distinctly remember a box of chocolates that I received from a jr. high boyfriend that were chocolate hazelnut that I fell in love with. Until now, I have never found anything that came close as far as taste. Nutella definitely filled that void for me. It's creamy and chocolatey, and the hazelnut taste is not overpowering or anything. My family and I love it on graham crackers, apple slices, pretzels, actually anything we can find to dip into it or spread it on. lol It's a nice change from peanut butter which is also a close second for me. ;)