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Nutella imported from Italy in Metro Detroit

FetaCheese Oct 14, 2012 10:27 AM

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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    INDIANRIVERFL Dec 19, 2012 10:06 AM

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

    My daughter's stocking stuffer.

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      Ruthie789 Dec 19, 2012 02:51 PM

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

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        INDIANRIVERFL Dec 21, 2012 12:06 PM


    2. PotatoHouse Dec 17, 2012 05:41 PM

      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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        Ruthie789 Dec 17, 2012 05:52 PM

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

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          meatnveg Dec 21, 2012 08:06 AM

          $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

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            Ruthie789 Dec 21, 2012 03:54 PM

            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?

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              meatnveg Dec 30, 2012 07:29 PM

              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. Ruthie789 Dec 17, 2012 05:37 PM

        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.

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          Jim M Oct 21, 2012 06:27 AM

          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. khh1138 Oct 20, 2012 07:40 PM

            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!

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              Ken H Oct 20, 2012 07:22 PM

              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/international-face-off-nutella.html

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

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                gooddog Oct 18, 2012 04:29 PM

                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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                  FetaCheese Oct 18, 2012 06:37 PM

                  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.

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                    FetaCheese Nov 11, 2012 12:01 PM

                    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.

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                      coney with everything Nov 12, 2012 04:46 AM

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

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                  gan911 Oct 14, 2012 07:27 PM

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

                  1. Niki in Dayton Oct 14, 2012 05:38 PM

                    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. meatnveg Oct 14, 2012 05:33 PM

                      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)

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                        grouper Oct 14, 2012 04:50 PM

                        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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                          gan911 Oct 14, 2012 05:01 PM

                          costco - 9-10 bucks for two large jars

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                            VTB Oct 21, 2012 01:10 PM

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

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