Imported Nutella in Houston?
Years ago, before they started making Nutella in the US, I tried some Nutella that my cousin had brought over from Germany. I loved it sooo much and was delighted when they started making it here, because it was no longer as expensive. Unfortunately, it didn't quite taste as good. Does anyone know where I can get a jar of imported Nutella in Houston?
Actually, North American Nutella (made in Canada, not the US) has improved considerably recently: it's now made with sugar instead of HFCS, and I can't tell the difference anymore between it and Italian Nutella. Try it again and see what you think before you drop the money for the import.
Although imported Nutella does often come in the Italian equivalent of Flintstones jelly jars, and those can be fun...
Yes, do tell us what you find.
Some places you might look for the import version would be Nundini on N. Shepherd, Spec's Smith Street, Phoenicia on Westheimer, and Central Market. Also possibly The Original Antone's in the Village and D'Amico's in the Village, might even try the Brit market in the Village. D'Amico's has a very small display of products, mostly a restaurant. Call around of course, don't drive all over town.
I agree that N. American nutella has improved. (After recently discovering imported Nutella is available in Dallas at Jimmy's Food Store).
In addition to the change back to regular sugar, they changed the type of fat used. I used to see partially-hydrogenated oil (trans fat) listed, but now they are using palm oil. This has definitely improved the mouthfeel.