Top Ten Signs You’re Addicted to Nutella

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World Nutella Day 2009World Nutella Day is *tomorrow*, so I hope your Nutella posts are being polished! If you need some ideas, be sure to check out today’s post at Ms Adventures in Italy: Nutella Virgin? 50 Ways to Eat Nutella and Nutella Lover Types!

In lieu of a traditional What’s Cooking Wednesday this week, I’m celebrating Nutella for *two* days, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to whip something up for tomorrow by:

The Top Ten Signs You’re Addicted to Nutella

10. When your significant other asks if you want to spoon, you say “Sure!” and reach for the Nutella jar.

9. Your drinking glasses consist entirely of old Nutella containers.

8. You’ve never looked at the caloric content of Nutella and don’t plan on doing so.

7. Your afternoon snack is Nutella hot chocolate, Nutella on bread, and a chaser of a few spoonfuls of Nutella straight from the jar.

6. When invited to someone’s house, your only question is, “Will there be Nutella?”

5. Some people see things as they are and ask, “Why?” You dream of things that never were and ask, “Why not with Nutella?”

4.You’ve never met any food item that didn’t pair well with Nutella.

3. You carry around small snack packets of Nutella with you at all times in case you need a hit.

2.When faced with moral dilemmas, you ask “What would Nutella do?”

And the number one sign you’re a Nutella addict:

1. You have written to President Obama begging him to change his famous line to “We will extend a hand if you are willing to pass the Nutella jar.”

World Nutella Day 2009

Be sure to check out the rules for participation in World Nutella Day here–we’re looking forward to lots of fabulous entries!

37 Beans of Wisdom to “Top Ten Signs You’re Addicted to Nutella”
  1. Gil

    What rules? It’s my Birthday! I don’t need any rules. Well, until my wife gets home that is.

    Hope your are well. I just saw another picture or two, on L’Ansa, of mud slides in Calabria.

    All is well here, Gil; we actually haven’t had bad weather in a few days…

    Happy birthday! I did see that the 4th is San Gilberto 🙂

  2. joanne at frutto della passione

    I said yes to far too many of those!

    joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..Eating panettone for San Biagio

    I hear you, Joanne….

  3. 02.04.2009

    Ah, you describe me perfectly but left one out:

    #11 There is a permanent spot on your dining room table for a jar of Nutella next to the salt, pepper and cruets…..

    anna l’americana’s last blog post..My Igloo….

    Hee hee…excellent 🙂

  4. hmmm I have not idea how many calories are in Nutella and I don’t care. 🙂

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Finalemente…I found a hairdresser.

    Yup, you’ve got it bad 😉


    well, there are 100 k/cal for every level tablespoon of Nutella you happen to consume, with there being roughly room for a potential 37 delicious tablespoonfuls….

  5. 02.04.2009

    Uh oh. Opened new jar (smallish!) jar yesterday & it’s already half gone. I have vague memory of late last night glance at back of jar but decided not to look at calorie count. I saw the serving was 2 Tablespoons (I think). Ha. And OK, it’s more than half gone. Happy Nutella Day Eve.:)


    Susan & GG’s last blog post..Steeler Nation!

    And the bigger the jar, the quicker it goes…I don’t get it either 😉

  6. 02.04.2009

    I have to go check the rules because here’s my question, “Does it actually have to be nutello or will any delicious chocolate hazelnut spread do?”

    Kim’s last blog post..The One Book Meme

    Any chocolaty hazelnut spread will do Kim…enjoy!

  7. 02.04.2009

    Nutella is truly the greatest foodstuff ever made, it pulled me through all my coursework all-nighters as a student, I truly believe it’s the best “study energy” food!

    Vixel’s last blog post..Making 2009 Sparkle! Month 2: Booze

    Work-at-home energy too! Woohoo!

  8. 02.04.2009

    You know, I am fairly sure that when I was a kid we stored Nutella next to the flour and pasta in the cupboard – talk about a staple LOL – I put it in the fridge now because I like it cold and you are probably supposed to refrigerate it anyways – I just stay away from the label in fear or seeing the ingredients or calorie content. Happy Nutella Eve – I am definitely participating tomorrow, though my submission is boring – I like my nutella with a side of vanilla ice cream.

    Actually I believe I read on the Nutella site that you shouldn’t refrigerate…definitely interferes with spreadability 😉

  9. georgette bradley

    Nutella comes in snack packs? WTH do I get those???????

    You may have to specifically request that Nutella USA (if you’re in the USA, of course) get on that….

  10. 02.04.2009

    I buy two big jars of Nutella a week and they are finished by mid-week. My husband and daughters eat the Nutella right out of the jar with their own spoon when they are not smothering it on bread.

    I like Nutella, but only when I get a craving for chocolate! If there is any Nutella left for this week, I want to participate in the Nutella event tomorrow.

    Liliana’s last blog post..World Peace Cookies – Tuesdays with Dorie

    Hope they left you some for Nutella Day Liliana! Thanks for coming by 🙂

  11. 02.04.2009

    A cri de coeur…I just finished the jar! I’m so weak. And about snack packs, yes, where are those??? I’m almost afraid to find out. Ciao & good evening to all. Sniff.

    I don’t know if they exist everywhere or just Italy but they’re these little plastic containers of (arguably) one serving of Nutella…cute and portable 🙂

    meg Reply:

    they sell them in practically every decent news agents in Scotland too! 🙂

    michelle Reply:

    Woohoo for Scotland! 🙂

  12. 02.05.2009

    Hi Michelle,
    If everyone ate would just have some Nutella, the world would be a better place!!
    Happy World Nutella Day to you ma’dear!


    rochambeau’s last blog post..Birthday Parade 2009!

    Such wisdom, Constance. Thank you 🙂

  13. 02.05.2009

    Ohhhh… love Nutella! Yum yum yum! 🙂

    Dory’s last blog post..Commenting 101

    I hear you, Dory!

  14. 02.05.2009

    Too true and funny. Can’t wait for tomorrow! 😉

    Katrina’s last blog post..Homemade Graham Crackers

    Glad you enjoyed Katrina! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  15. Really cute, Michelle … sadly, I said “si si” to several of those.

    Cherrye at My Bella Vita’s last blog post..World Nutella Day 2009: Nutella-Dipped Pecan Biscotti Recipe

    I knew you would 😉

  16. 02.05.2009

    Brilliant! I must be a Nutella addict too 🙂

    bonggamom’s last blog post..The food of love

    Admitting it is the first step, Bonggamom 😉

  17. 02.06.2009

    Ciao Michelle,

    this site is perfect for my chocolate and nutella-addicted self and family members (who just happen to be Sicilian!). Thank you for this blog. I’ve just stumbled upon it via David Lebovitz’s post on World Nutella Day, so I hope you don’t mind if I now link to you on mine (

    I noticed you were a lawyer and also that “Has Michelle helped you apply for Italian citizenship” statement in the top of this post. I’ve tried to get it before about 8 years ago (because my father was born in Italy), but I don’t think I’ve tried hard enough. Do you offer professional legal counsel in these matters?

    Mil Grazie!
    Chicago, IL

    Yvonne’s last blog post..Healthy, Inexpensive Breakfast Served Up in No Time

    Have sent you an email Yvonne 🙂

  18. TL

    There are little white-ish clear-ish things on my Nutella. Tiny – but there.
    What are they? Can I still eat my Nutella?

    TL, is the whole jar hardened over? How long have you had it? Where have you kept it? They might just be fat globules, although to be honest, I’ve never seen them on my Nutella BUT if you’re not in Italy, I know different ingredients go into the jars in different countries. I’d personally just chuck it and get a new jar, but I suppose it depends on how lucky you feel 😉

  19. Rebecca

    My name is Rebecca and I’m a Casting Producer for the TLC show Freaky Eaters. We are launching into our second season and we are looking for someone who is addicted to NUTELLA!!!

    If any readers/commenters on this site are interested, please send an email to with your name, age, number, and a brief description of your eating habits.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Thanks for being in touch, Rebecca! My co-host Sara has sent you a message 🙂

  20. Sakshi

    Lol and I bought 200gms jar of nutella yesterday late night and it’s already finished . And still 7 hours to go for one complete day to get over . I alone had te share in the jar . No one else in family had a clue I had one in my cupboard . In love with nutella . Total addiction 😀

    michelle Reply:

    Hah! Looks like you qualify, Sakshi!

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