Isn’t it a glorious day for chocolate lovers around the world? Today, my fellow chocoholics, is Nutella day. For those of you who don’t like Nutella (or chocolate in general), I would suggest that you keep scrolling, cause your eyes are not worthy of this article. Nutella, the beloved chocolate that most of the world’s population holds dear, was introduced to the market in 1964. The company in which Nutella was and still is produced by is named Ferrero, they not only make glorious Nutella, they also make Kinder chocolate products, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and Raffaello chocolates. Sadly, Michele Ferrero, usually regarded as the wealthiest person in Italy and the creator of Nutella, died at the age of 89 on February the 14th of the year 2015. In honor of Nutella day and Michele Ferrero himself, here are some fun facts about Nutella!

  1. One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds.
  2. It wasn’t always called Nutella; it was formerly known as Pasta Gianduja.
  3. The name Nutella eventually came about as a result of mixing the English word “nut” and the Latin suffix for sweet, “ella”.
  4. Nutella originally was not a spread; it was a block of semi-hard chocolate that would be sliced and eaten with bread!
  5. You actually can’t name your child Nutella (copyright infringements!).
  6. You can circle the world 1.4 times with the amount of Nutella sold yearly.
  7. Nutella uses 25% of the world’s hazelnut supply.
  8. Napoleon and World War II were responsible for the creation of Nutella.
  9. The first official jar was made 51 years ago.
  10. In 2013, five tons of Nutella (worth about 16,000 euros) was stolen from a parked van in Germany.

There you have it guys, things you probably didn’t know about Nutella! You’re probably licking the chocolate off of your fingers right now, aren’t you? If you are, enjoy it! If you aren’t, you probably should be.

Omar Nabih