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Nutella imported from Italy in Metro Detroit

I've been buying it online from Amazon but its been a bit pricey. I was wondering if any Italian shops in the tri-county area have it. Maybe I'm crazy but it tasted better than the stuff thats made in Canada that we get.

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  1. I'm sorry I can't help you with the Nutella search, but I don't think you're crazy about the taste. We use HP Sauce, a British brown sauce, when you buy it in the U.S. the ingredients are much different than what you get in Europe. The packaging is still the same though. So we either buy from Amazon or wait for a relative to come for a visit.

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    1. re: grouper

      costco - 9-10 bucks for two large jars

      1. re: gan911

        The Costco Nutella is a good deal, but note that it actually is the Made In Canada version.

    2. Try italian bakeries in your area. 9/10 times they buy the imported stuff. Also, Nutella in the little glass jars is always imported.

      For the record, I do think the taste difference is in your head (The recipe is exactly the same...lets just say I have access to folks at Ferrero)

      1. Try Nocciolatta if you can find it. It's an organic chocolate/hazlenut spread and IMHO, much more tasty than Nutella. We buy it at Jungle Jim's in the Cincinnati area.

        1. kroger's version of nutella - there's a crunchy version and thats delicious and pretty close to the real thing too

          1. I checked at Vince & Joe's today & their Nutella is from Canada. They did have 4 or 5 other brands though - Eurocrem, Pernigotti (dark chocolate) and a couple more whose names I can't remember now.

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            1. re: gooddog

              Thanks for the suggestions. The Nutella from Canada is actually the US version...

              I will stop by Cantoro in Livonia one day and see what they have.

              1. re: FetaCheese

                Well Cantoro in Livonia has the italian version. Its 6.99 but well worth it. Didn't really have time to browse the place but they do have a lot of stuff there. Worth a trip if you're in the area.

                1. re: FetaCheese

                  Olive rosemary bread from Cantoro's is awesome, next time you're there...

            2. Once a company licenses a product for manufacturing in another country, for distribution in that part of the world, it would be highly unlikely to find the original product still available there.

              In other words, I wouldn't expect to find made in Italy Nutella anywhere at retail in North America; it's all made in Canada.

              Having said that, who knows? Maybe a small Italian grocery would have it.

              Here's someone who agrees with you: http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2012/03...

              And here's a cheaper place to get it online: http://www.italydepot.com/nutella-ita...

              1. Since I'm in LA, I can't help you with your search, but I do want to chime in and agree that you are not crazy AT ALL. I never liked Nutella at all growing up, I always found it way too sweet, but on a trip to Paris I had some and it was FABULOUS. I bought some there and brought it home with me. We have a little Italian market close to us, and I get Italian Nutella there that is similarly delicious (although pricier than buying it in France, not counting the plane ticket). I thought maybe I was just being picky, and bought a little jar of American/Canadian Nutella. Awful. Sweet, practically tasteless (by comparison). Gave it away to some kids and went back to the real deal. Worth it.
                My Costco only sells the American/Canadian kind...too bad. That would be an epic win!

                1. Have no direct knowledge, but if you're in Windsor I'd check the strip of Italian stores on Erie St. E (the "Via Italia"). Many imported Italian products there, and some good restaurants besides.

                  1. It is very good. At this time of year you can find 200gram glass bottles which indicate that they are imported. These small bottles are produced in Alba, Italy.
                    I found this product at Loblaw`s which you may find in Windsor, Ontario.

                    1. I saw a giant plastic jar of Nutella at the Duty Free shop the other day. Here is a link to a photo of it I found on the net.


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                      1. re: PotatoHouse

                        They are selling those for $60.00 in the Montreal area.

                        1. re: Ruthie789

                          $60 for 5kg!!

                          thats more expensive than at Costco or Maxi or Loblaw or literally any other grocery store. I guess they're hedging on the novelty of the pack

                          1. re: meatnveg

                            I am talking about the mega bottle, it must be a supply for a year. You only see this big bottle at Italian stores.
                            Is the mega jar available at Costco?

                            1. re: Ruthie789

                              I saw it at a couple of Costco locations here in Canada. Think it was selling for $50 per 5kg jar...which is still more expensive per gram than the 2 pack they have.

                      2. Canadian Nutella in the 13 oz jar for $3.50 here in Florida.

                        My daughter's stocking stuffer.

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                        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                          A great product but the Italian one is different and slightly better.