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What is Nutella® hazelnut spread?
Nutella (pronounced "new-tell-uh") derives its unique taste from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives. For more information on the rich history of Nutella, click here.
What does Nutella taste like?
Nutella has a unique taste. The blend of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, sugar, skim milk and a hint of cocoa combined with its creamy texture is delightful to the taste buds. The best way to find out is to try it yourself.
Does Nutella contain any peanuts?
Nutella hazelnut spread does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients, nor does the product come in contact with peanuts during manufacturing.
Is Nutella really a hazelnut spread?
Hazelnuts are a main ingredient in Nutella. Each 13 oz. jar contains 49 hazelnuts. See full ingredient list for additional ingredients in Nutella.
Is Nutella kosher?
Yes. Nutella is kosher.
Is Nutella gluten free?
Yes. Nutella does not contain any ingredients derived from gluten-containing cereals: wheat, barley, rye, oats or triticale.
Is there any caffeine in Nutella?
Since cocoa is an ingredient in Nutella, there is just a trace of caffeine in a two tablespoon serving.
Is the palm oil in Nutella a hydrogenated oil?
No. Palm oil is naturally extracted from the fruit of the palm. To assure the best consistency for easy spreading, the palm oil is adjusted by reducing the level of saturated fat.
Does Ferrero support responsible palm oil use?
Yes. As a member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), Ferrero only uses palm oil which is extracted from controlled plantations in Malaysia.
Why do you encourage the use of Nutella hazelnut spread as a breakfast food?
European families and visitors have enjoyed Nutella hazelnut spread as a breakfast staple on bread and toast for more than 40 years. The Ferrero Company wanted to introduce this traditional Italian breakfast item to the U.S. market to share the enjoyment of such a unique, convenient and tasty product. Click here for menu inspiration.
How should Nutella be stored?
Jars of Nutella should be stored at room temperature (between 64° and 72° F). Keep the jar tightly closed and store in a cool, dry place to maintain maximum flavor. Do not refrigerate Nutella, otherwise it will harden and become difficult to spread. Excessive heat will accelerate the loss of flavor and may cause the oils found in Nutella to separate. More storage & usage tips.
How can I tell the freshness of my Nutella jar?
The "Sell By" date that is stamped on the cap of every jar of Nutella (and the cover of each individual serving pack) is the date that assures the best quality and freshness. After that date, the product is still good for an additional three to four weeks.
How can you assure high quality and freshness standards?
Quality and freshness are important ways in which Ferrero guarantees the best product to consumers. Ferrero applies the highest standards for raw materials selection, production process and quality control overall. Ferrero employees personally check on suppliers to verify that our high quality standards are respected.
Where can I buy Nutella?
Nutella is available nationwide and can be obtained through foodservice distributors and warehouse stores. Click here to find your best resource to obtain Nutella for your operation.