nutella....the food of the gods...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Nutella, the food of the gods....oh, man, someone bring me a jar or two of this right now!!! giggle...

Did you know... the Nutella spread was first created by Pietro Ferrero, the founder of the Ferrero company, in the backroom of a pastry shop in 1944?

Born in 1898, Ferrero began his career as a pastry maker in Dogliani. He then moved to Turin, where he opened his own pastry shop. During World War Two, Ferrero was forced to move his pastry shop to Alba. Together with his wife Piera, Ferrero himself began experimenting with different recipes. As chocolate was not widely available then due to the war rationing of cocoa, Ferrero used hazelnuts instead. (Hazelnuts were in abundance in Italy's Piedmont region.) By the end of the war, Ferrero's efforts had paid off with the invention of a chocolate-like paste that mixed roasted hazelnuts with cocoa butter and vegetable oil. 


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