Interesting Facts about Nutella which will surprise you

Sushree Sangeeta Behera Sushree Sangeeta Behera
Jul 25, 2021 7 min read
Interesting Facts about Nutella which will surprise you

A brand of sweet hazelnut cocoa spread chocolate product is Nutella. This delicious product was first introduced in the year 1963 and was manufactured in the year 1964 by the Italian manufacturing company Ferrero. It originated from the Piedmont state of Italy and later on spread all across the world.

This treat contains some amounts of diluted sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa extracts, and milk powder as its main ingredients. Among these, mainly sugar and palm oil take over, almost more than half of the whole residue. Hence, it contains a lot of sugar and protein. Under Italian law, it is strictly denied that Nutella cannot be labeled and sold as chocolate cream. This decision was taken as it does not contain the minimum amount of cocoa solid criteria.

Here are some interesting facts about the hazelnut spread, Nutella:

Nutella - The Predecessor was named after an Italian Comedy Character
Nutella - The Napoleonic wars spread the popularity
Nutella - It spreads far and wide
Nutella - Each jar contains 52 Hazelnuts
Nutella - Nutella holds a lot of the world’s hazelnut supply
Nutella - The parent company also owns a lot of others in the market
Nutella - In love, World Nutella Day is also celebrated
Nutella - A stamp was shared in Italy
Nutella - Recognized as Breakfast Champions
Nutella - Love for Sports
Nutella - You can't name your child after Nutella, in France
Nutella - Helps in reducing weight
Nutella - 20,000 Euros Nutella stolen
Nutella - Headquarters is at Pino Torinese
Nutella - American Nutella is not good
Nutella - FAQs

Nutella - The Predecessor was named after an Italian Comedy Character

Gianduja, a smiling peasant of Piedmont, was the character after which the chocolate substance was named after. It is said that the Gianduja used to hold a container and roam around the streets. It was believed that the container which he holds contains wine. But he could have also just easily held some chocolate hazelnuts.

Gianduja masks are sold all over this Piedmont region of Italy and his face was present all over the previously made Nutella advertisements.

Interesting Facts about Nutella

Nutella - The Napoleonic wars spread the popularity

Although not directly, but indirectly the Napoleon and Napoleonic wars had an adverse effect on Nutella. As during these wars in 1806, Napoleon banned British commerce for profit, the chocolatiers faced a negative effect for this. Hence, they, later on, started adding chopped hazelnuts to the chocolates to allow the chocolates to stretch the supply. This delicious idea was later on copied and pasted by Gianduja with Nutella.


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Nutella - It spreads far and wide

The palm oil and milk powder present in the chocolate substance is too sticky. Due to this stickiness and the stretchable reason, the Nutella stretches and spreads far and wide. Hence it is not only that Nutella is only available for purchase and consumption in more than 160 countries. But if we spread all the Nutella sold in a year, all over the world. Then this may exceed up to more than 1000 football grounds.

Nutella - Nutella holds a lot of the world’s hazelnut supply

As mentioned earlier, the hazelnut and cocoa cover almost 50% of the whole Nutella. So, every 14-ounce jar of this chocolate substance contains almost 52 hazelnuts within it. Although this figure is not hard to prove, still it is what is said in the advertisements. Hence, summing up the total containing of the product, it is about 13% of the total containing hazelnuts. In a nutshell, it can be summed up that, with each bite of the Nutella, one is having almost one hazelnut with it.

Nutella - Nutella holds a lot of the world’s hazelnut supply

The production company of Nutella, which is, Ferrero buys almost a quarter of the whole world’s hazelnut supply every year. Counting this many amounts of hazelnuts is equal to almost 100,000 tons. Due to this, hazelnuts are now a trending topic. They are counting value for the nuts, and are encouraging farmers all over the world to produce nuts enthusiastically. Keeping a record in 2014, Ferrero became the world’s leading hazelnut supplier. Countries like Chile and Australia are now giving it a try to conquer the production of these nuts.

Nutella - The parent company also owns a lot of others in the market

A milk and chocolate-based product known as kinder is the sister company of Nutella. This is much more famous in the young age groups and has a lot of demand. The parent company also owns the other refreshing mint candy known as Tic Tac in 1969. It was produced only after a few years of the debut of Nutella. Hence, it’s not the only Nutella, but it also has enough stack in these other two famous products.

Nutella - In love, World Nutella Day is also celebrated

World Nutella Day
World Nutella Day

A worldwide celebration was performed in the year 2007, by two bloggers in Italy. They were so much obsessed and in love with this that they declared 5th February as a day for eating Nutella. They also shared the memories and pictures of Nutella, including the Nutella recipes. In the year 2013, the company tried to shut down this worldwide day. But later on, with the request of the Nutella Day founder Sara Rosso, it was again celebrated.

Nutella - A stamp was shared in Italy

Nutella Stamp Italy
Nutella Stamp Italy

The craze and hype of Nutella in Italy are like nothing else. Not only the people and children but also the Italian Postal Service admired its love for Nutella. In respect of Nutella’s Golden jubilee anniversary in the year 2014, the Italian Postal Service commenced a Nutella-themed stamp, designed with the brand’s copyright signature jar. It was filled with hazelnut goodness.

Nutella - Recognized as Breakfast Champions

During Nutella’s 40th anniversary, a breakfast celebration was held in Germany in 2005. And according to the Guinness book of world records, Nutella won the respected title of “Larger Continental Breakfast.” In the celebration, a total of 27, 855 people gathered to enjoy the meal. The meal consisted of sliced bread, yogurt, orange juice, and Nutella in the end. And after having the meal, it is not really required how blissful they felt.

Nutella - Love for Sports

During the 2014 UCI Road World Championships, the company gifted members of the Italian National Cycling team huge giant jars filled with Nutella. Those jars were personalized with their names and were gifted personally. Not only this, but the company has also been the official sponsor for the home country, Italy’s, world cup football team. It’s all on the front of how much love a company has for sports.

Nutella - You can't name your child after Nutella, in France

By naming your children with this Nutella name might come up like, it will affect as if leading to teasing or something similar. Hence, a French court banned it.

Nutella - Helps in reducing weight

In 2015, it was stated by an anonymous person that Nutella can help in losing weight within a span of 7 days. Although it was never proved later!

Nutella - 20,000 Euros Nutella stolen

In 2013, it is mentioned that 20,000 Euros worth of Nutella was stolen by some thieves. The thieves almost took 5 tons of the product. With that, they also took away some other energy drinks.


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Nutella - Headquarters is at Pino Torinese

The Nutella headquarters is located at the Pino Torinese in Italy. It was founded in 1946, holding over 40000 employees in total.

Nutella - American Nutella is not good

Copying the recipe of the original Nutella, Americans also started producing the same product. but later it was complained that the American Nutella is not as good as the original one!

Conclusion

So, these are some of the interesting facts which not a lot of the population know. Although Nutella is too famous for everyone, these interesting facts are lesser-known ones. Hence, these are the lesser-known, yet too interesting facts about the world-famous company Nutella.

FAQs

Is Nutella a chocolate?

It is a chocolate and hazelnut spread.

What is nutella made of?

Nutella contains sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, and milk powder.

Nutella is a product of which country?

Nutella is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero.

When was Nutella launched?

Italian company Ferrero has introduced Nutella in 1964.

When is World Nutella Day celebrated?

World Nutella Day is celebrated on 5th February.

When did Nutella come to India?

Nutella was launched in May 2010 in India.

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