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Nutella from Italy

Ruthie789 Jul 24, 2013 08:16 PM

The large mega jar of Nutella is available at Maxi and it is imported from Italy. It is also on sale....Purchased my 5 KG jar from Maxi in Pointe Claire.

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    Evilbanana11 RE: Ruthie789 Jul 24, 2013 08:24 PM

    Does it taste any different?

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      Ruthie789 RE: Evilbanana11 Jul 25, 2013 04:11 AM

      Yes I find the hazelnut is more evident.

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        Ruthie789 RE: Evilbanana11 Jul 25, 2013 04:15 AM

        You might find other threads on this in Chowhound, there was a thread asking where Nutella from Italy is available and that is why I posted this thread.

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          NYmom1 RE: Evilbanana11 Dec 22, 2013 11:41 AM

          I've never tried Nutella but my kids love it. I have bought jars from an Italian deli that are glass instead of plastic. Also, all the writing on the label is in Italian.......if your label is written in Italian, I'd say I'd say it's from Italy! :-)

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            Ruthie789 RE: NYmom1 Dec 23, 2013 10:35 AM

            I had contacted the manufacturer last year to find where the small jars were made, and I was advised by email, Italy.

        2. SnackHappy RE: Ruthie789 Jul 25, 2013 12:06 AM

          Isn't all the Nutella sold in Canada from Italy?

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            Maximilien RE: SnackHappy Jul 25, 2013 04:05 AM

            On my jar it only says "ferrero Canada "
            Not made in Italy or made in Canada .

            Having bought some in Italy last yeAr, all I can say is that it tAstes the same.

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              Ruthie789 RE: Maximilien Jul 25, 2013 04:12 AM

              My jar says imported and I have previously emailed the company asking where it derives from and was advised that the jars marked imported are from Italy.

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                Ruthie789 RE: Maximilien Jul 25, 2013 04:16 AM

                I do find a difference and so do others.

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                Ruthie789 RE: SnackHappy Jul 25, 2013 04:14 AM

                No, the very small jars which are in glass are from Italy. The standard size jars are made in Canada. The very large jars are also from Italy, if marked imported.

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                  dawnseekr RE: SnackHappy Jan 3, 2014 11:21 AM

                  No, the Nutella normally sold here is made in Brantford Ontario.

                  No idea if it tastes any different though.

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                    Ruthie789 RE: dawnseekr Jan 4, 2014 11:33 AM

                    You have to read the label, some are marked imported.

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                  jack daniels RE: Ruthie789 Dec 23, 2013 12:03 AM

                  interesting article about the sourcing of ingredients to make nutella.


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                    thefoodscientist RE: Ruthie789 Jan 28, 2014 09:05 PM

                    I got a 750mL jar from Milano in Little Italy. It's smoother and has a stronger hazelnut flavor than the regular variety...mmm.

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                      Ruthie789 RE: thefoodscientist Jan 29, 2014 12:12 AM

                      It does have a slightly different taste, and I agree it is stronger in hazelnut flavor.

                    2. SWISSAIRE RE: Ruthie789 Jan 28, 2014 09:31 PM

                      I bought 6 jars in Melbourne, Australia, to bring home.
                      The small print on the jar stated it was Australian made.

                      As a youngster, it was a luxury. I know it is popular with many, but I got so sick of the spread after awhile with the 6 jars that I never bought it again.

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                        OliverB RE: Ruthie789 Jan 29, 2014 07:22 PM

                        I prefer Nocciolata organic hazlenut spread. I order it online but you can probably find it at one of the markets.

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                          Ruthie789 RE: OliverB Jan 29, 2014 08:04 PM

                          I am sure it must be delicious. I do not dare buy it, I just started to eat Nutella about a year or two ago and I am hooked.

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                            OliverB RE: Ruthie789 Jan 30, 2014 01:37 PM

                            Why not? It surely has better quality natural ingredients than Nutella? It's USDA organic hazelnut paste (16%), cocoa butter, skim milk, brown sugar, sunflower oil, vanilla and that's it. No palm oil (unlike Nutella) and no GMOs, artificial flavors or hydrogenated fat. Nutella is more sugar and fat than raw hazelnuts, and it's also loaded with vegetable oil and uses cheap ingredients like a synthetic form of vanilla bean. It's also owned by Hershey's. You would do better to buy from Rigoni di Asiago, especially if you're hooked on the stuff.

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                              westaust RE: OliverB Jan 30, 2014 02:03 PM

                              Nutella isn't owned by Hershey at all, it's owned by Ferrero. All it shares with Hershey is a distribution deal in the US

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                                Ruthie789 RE: OliverB Jan 30, 2014 03:15 PM

                                I am supposed to reduce my calories and am going to try to give up carbs for awhile. I have always bypassed Nutella until recently and once I tried it was having it almost every other day. If the product you mention is better than Nutella, I would have it every day!

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                              carolilas RE: OliverB Jan 30, 2014 03:50 AM

                              Do you order it on Amazon.com?

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                                OliverB RE: carolilas Jan 30, 2014 01:25 PM

                                I have in the past. I've also ordered direct from http://rigonidiasiago.elsstore.com/

                                They have great wildflower and forest honey too.

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                                  carolilas RE: OliverB Jan 31, 2014 05:33 AM

                                  They only ship in the US though...

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                              finefoodie55 RE: Ruthie789 Feb 6, 2014 02:43 PM

                              It may be delicious but not a healthy choice for kids.In France they are thinking about putting a warning on the bottle. Do some digging on Google and you will be able to get the facts.

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                                Ruthie789 RE: finefoodie55 Feb 6, 2014 05:07 PM

                                It is sweet for sure but I do love it.

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                                  SWISSAIRE RE: finefoodie55 Feb 6, 2014 05:16 PM

                                  Nutella was never known as a "health food" here in Europe.

                                  It uses local nut products in a mix something akin to peanut butter with chocolate and sugar. As a child we only had it when we did well in school, or had something to celebrate, as one would with ice cream.

                                  Last November while visiting California, I watched a good-sized crowd loading up plastic containers of fresh made almond butter. Deciding to try it too, the gentleman in front of me excitedly stated " It's fat, but a good fat. I can't get enough of it ! "

                                  Really ? I found it pretty good, but oily, and it would not be in my daily diet. No need for a health label, but I'm sure sooner or later " they are thinking about putting a warning on the bottle. "

                                  Everything but distilled water needs a Prop 65 warning label apparently.

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                                    SnackHappy RE: finefoodie55 Feb 6, 2014 05:18 PM

                                    Wait, what? This jar of sugar and fat is not good for me? But they say it's an excellent source of energy.

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                                      Ruthie789 RE: SnackHappy Feb 6, 2014 05:44 PM

                                      Don't be surprised that we hear more and more about the terrible effects of recreational sugar. It is becoming the new tobacco.

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                                    abbricot RE: Ruthie789 Jul 15, 2014 10:02 PM

                                    From what i know and noticed, the nutella jars from Europe are different in at least one point than the one from Ferrero Canada. If you look at the ingredients list, you will see hazelnuts and cocoa powder before sugar and palm oil. To me, it looks like it is a better product and it is tastier. I bought a big glass jar from La vieille europe because the price was good. The product was from poland and the ingredient list was following what i just described. For a while now, my favorite chocolat/hazelnuts spread is the President choice one, the regular one, not the dark chocolate one. Again, palm oil comes after hazelnuts and cocoa powder on the ingredient list. I would be curious to know what you, nutella lovers, thinks about that President choice spread?

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                                      Ruthie789 RE: abbricot Jul 16, 2014 04:06 PM

                                      I have been looking at various hazelnut spreads but always buy the Nutella from Italy. I have contacted the company to be informed of where certain types of bottles are sourced from. I am sure the President's Choice is good. I have been buying numerous products by them, will have to give the spread a try, I just ran out this morning.

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                                        Ruthie789 RE: Ruthie789 Jul 22, 2014 06:05 PM

                                        The President's Choice hazelnut spread is not as good as Nutella, IMHO.

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