February 5th is World Nutella Day

Of all the chocolately goodness in the world, Nutella stands out in my mind as one of the greatest – so why not take this opportunity to celebtrate it, eat it, bathe in it and play with it with the rest of the world.

World Nutella Day started in 2007 when Sara Rosso, an american blogging in Italy [Ms Adventures in Italy] felt a love for Nutella that warranted an official day in which to celebrate it. Now co-hosting the day with Michelle Fabio, editor of Bleeding Espresso, the Nutella enthusiasts have brought us an official World Nutella Day website offering us Nutella Recipes;  guides on how to celebrate World Nutella Day as well as how to say “Happy Nutella Day” in almost every language!

Nutella, created in 1940 in Italy by mr Pietro Ferrero, was initially a product of cocoa shortages during the war. To extend the chocolate supply Mr Ferrero began experimenting  with hazelnuts, which were plentiful in the northwest of Italy, and as a result Nutella was born.

Check out the hashtag #worldnutelladay or @nutelladay on twitter for current recipe and celebratory updates – or a way to show the world how you enjoy your nutella – with words and twitpics and videos should you be so passionate.

Nutella, blueberry and strawberry "delicious" in London.

Nutella, cream and banana - my Dubai comfort food.

How do you enjoy your nutella? Do you eat it off a spoon? Dip your finger in? Cook with it? Do you see how much you can pile onto toast? Do you spread it on someone else’s anatomy? Do you slather your crepes with it?

Tell me in the comment section below.

I’m off to continue with my nutella sugar rush…

until I pass out like this:

* warning: excessive nutella consumption will make you fat *

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  1. #1 by Trev on February 5, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    I like to eat my nutella on hot fresh toast!

  2. #2 by Michelle | Bleeding Espresso on February 8, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Thx for the shout-out, and Happy Belated World Nutella Day :)

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