Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nutella's in the House

Who doesn't love Nutella? You simply can't go wrong with it's chocolate-y, hazelnut-y, perfect combination of savory-sweet goodness. It's incredibly versatile, much more so than you might, and it's DELICIOUS.

I recently received a Nutella Party Pack full of goodies from Nutella to share with friends. I was surprised that several recipients of my Nutella swag bags had never tried Nutella before! A few others hadn't had Nutella in years and had never thought to pick it up for their kids to try. The rest, like myself, were already big-time Nutella fans. 

I picked up a jar of another brand of hazelnut spread at the store, we did a blind taste test and Nutella won hands down. Sometimes there's just no substitute for the real deal. Here's what you need to know about Nutella:

*It's made with simple, quality ingredients, including roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa.

*Each 13 oz. jar contains more than 50 hazelnuts.

* It does not contain any hydrogenated oils or trans fat and it's lower in sodium compared to other nut butters.

*It contains no artificial colors or preservatives.

*It does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients and is not exposed to peanuts during the manufacturing process, so it's safe for kids with peanut allergies.

*It retails for around $3.50 for a 13 oz. jar and $6.50 for a huge 26.5 oz. jar and can be found at grocery stores nationwide. 

*It's incredibly versatile! There's way more to Nutella than the peanut butter and Nutella sandwich that I've enjoyed myself for years. 

You can get more information on Nutella, The Original Hazelnut spread on their website at On their website you can print a coupon for $1.00 off your Nutella purchase, enter to win a case of Nutella, get nutrition information and tips for Moms. They also have a fun breakfast builder tool to help you customize your own Nutella breakfast.

Remember me saying how versatile Nutella is? Don't believe me? Ha, click here for a list of more Nutella recipes than you could ever know what to do with!!

In the meantime, here's (3) super simple, yummy Nutella breakfast treats you can whip up in a hurry:

Breakfast Roll-Ups - Spread a whole wheat tortilla with Nutella, sprinkle with dried cranberries and chopped apricots, roll it up and enjoy it on the go. You can also use other dried or fresh fruit.

Breakfast Sandwich - Toast a whole grain honey oat english muffin, spread one half with Nutella, top with strawberries and make a unique breakfast sandwich.

Waffle Sandwich - My kids LOVED these when we tried them! Toast two whole grain waffles, spread one with Nutella, top  with strawberries and bananas, put the other waffle on top and cut in half like a sandwich.

One of the things we noted about Nutella is that a little bit goes a long way, so you can keep a healthy breakfast healthy, adding just a touch of sweet, without adding unwanted calories. 

SO, jot Nutella down on that shopping list and see what you (and your kids) have been missing!! 

**Thanks to Nutella and Mommy Parties for the Nutella Party Pack!**

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