Celebrate World Nutella Day with your friends! Indulge in delicious recipes featuring the yummy hazelnut spread and enjoy a sweet day together.
Get ready to celebrate World Nutella Day on Feb. 5 with a smile and some delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread! This day was first created in 2007 by an Italian blogger, who wanted to honor the iconic product made of cocoa, hazelnuts and sugar that we all love so much. It has since become a global phenomenon, celebrated around the world each year with recipes, contests and other fun activities dedicated to this yummy treat!
World Nutella Day Timeline
1940s Invention of Gianduja
Italian baker Pietro Ferrero invents a paste made of sugar, cocoa and hazelnuts, called Gianduja, which would later become Nutella.
1964 Nutella Gets Its Name
Pietro’s son, Michele Ferrero, modifies Gianduja’s recipe and launches it under the brand name Nutella.
2007 First World Nutella Day
Italian blogger Sara Rosso declares February 5 as the first World Nutella Day to honor the iconic hazelnut spread.
2015 Ferrero Officially Adopts the Day
Ferrero SpA officially takes over World Nutella Day, promising to take the celebration to new heights on a global scale.
2018 World’s Largest Nutella Factory Strike
Employees at the world’s largest Nutella factory in France go on strike, briefly threatening global supplies of the beloved spread.
How to Celebrate World Nutella Day
1 – Bake Nutella treats
Try making your own tasty Nutella treats like cookies, brownies, cupcakes or cakes to celebrate World Nutella Day. Your friends and family will love them!
2 – Host a Nutella party
Gather your friends for a fun Nutella themed party. Get creative with food ideas like Nutella pizza or ice cream sundaes with Nutella topping.
3 – Make homemade Nutella
Challenge yourself and your friends to make homemade Nutella using ingredients like hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and honey. You can even customize the flavor by adding different flavors like vanilla extract or cinnamon.
4 – Create a Nutella recipe
Come up with your own unique recipe that features Nutella as the star ingredient and share it with your family and friends. Who knows? Maybe it will become an instant classic!
5 – Organize a potluck
Invite your friends to bring their favorite dish featuring Nutella and enjoy a delicious meal together! It’s a great way to get creative in the kitchen and celebrate World Nutella Day.
Why We Love World Nutella Day
Nutella is delightfully creamy and indulgent
The incredible sweetness of Nutella combined with its smooth, creamy consistency makes it the perfect treat to indulge in. Whether you spread it on toast or spoon it straight from the jar, you can be sure that every bite will be pure bliss!
It’s easy to find
Nutella is widely available in grocery stores and supermarkets around the world. You can also buy it online for added convenience, making it easy for everyone to get their hands on this delicious spread.
It works as a topping and a dip
Not only does Nutella make a great spreadable topping for toast and other snacks, but it can also work as a sweet dip for fruits like apples and strawberries. For an even more decadent treat, try adding some crushed hazelnuts or chopped dark chocolate into your Nutella dip – YUM!
5 Facts About Nutella You Probably Didn’t Know
1 – Nutella was originally a solid block
Originally, Nutella was designed as a thrifty answer to a shortage of cocoa after World War II. It was sold as a solid block (Giandujot) that could be sliced and served on bread.
2 – One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds worldwide
Nutella’s popularity stretches across the globe, where it’s consumed in everything from crepes to cookies, making it a top-selling sweet spread.
3 – Nutella uses a quarter of the world’s hazelnuts every year
Due to Nutella’s high demand, Ferrero (the company behind Nutella) uses about 25% of the global supply of hazelnuts every year.
4 – The Nutella name came from a combination of English and Italian words
“Nut” as a nod to its primary ingredient, hazelnut, and “ella” to provide a soft finish, as is common in many Italian female names, together form the name “Nutella”.
5 – World Nutella Day wasn’t actually started by Ferrero
World Nutella Day was started by an American blogger named Sara Rosso in 2007. Ferrero took over in 2015 after recognizing the event’s value in promoting Nutella.
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