Nutella sent me a big box of goodies: a huge jar of the stuff, 10 awesome biodegradable travel mugs (biodegradable?!? yes, really!), samples, and gift bags to divvy it all up. They asked me to introduce Nutella to 10 moms and give these bags out. When the box arrived, the kids acted like it was Christmas.
Before I could use the big jar to introduce moms to Nutella, my family got into it. On bagels, on english muffins, and even (this shocked me) on celery!! In fact, I now know that it’s the only way to get my kids to eat celery. Even more shockingly, when a missionary friend came to visit us, I expected he’d cringe when he saw me serving celery and Nutella as a snack to my kids, but instead his eyes widened and he said, “Missionary food!” and gobbled it up.
I guess Nutella really became popular around the world before it got going here. A friend told me that someone from Belgium sends her a jar each year. Until recently she didn’t know we had the stuff in our local grocery stores.
So, within a week the jar was gone. And I had to go buy a new one.
And with the moms found out it was good with bananas on top and strawberries on top and… the list goes on.
There was some left when my snack time with moms was over and the kids dug in.
Another true confession: we are striving to eat a more healthy diet. Occasionally that healthy diet allows me an ounce of dark, cocoa-bean-full chocolate. The kids were having dessert of a whole grain half bagel with Nutella and Mike started laughing. Why?
Because I was busted. I had Nutella on top of my dark chocolate. I admit this weak moment merely to save myself from being blackmailed. ( ;
If you want to try this stuff chock full of hazelnuts and chocolate (and a decent amount of protein), Nutella has a coupon on their website.