Nutella owner Michele Ferrero passed away two days ago and as a fan of Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, I want to thank Mr. Ferrero and the Ferrero brand.
We all love Nutella and I have yet met anyone who doesn’t like it unless they have never tried it or they are allergic to it. And as a person that is allergic to peanuts, I knew how it felt to miss out on something so many people enjoy. Nutella was that sweet spread mix of hazelnut and chocolate that filled the void I had of never having tried peanut butter. Nutella banana sandwiches have been my go to snack for awhile now even as an adult. Adding Nutella to make protein bars and Nutella strawberry crepes were some things that I enjoyed about the hazelnut spread.
A little history about Nutella:
“Nutella® spread, in its earliest form, was created in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing.
So Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend the chocolate supply.” Source
To honour Michele Ferrero, the Ferrero company has redirected their websites to a commemorative thank you page thanking him for his contributions (the featured image of this post is the same picture seen on the commemorative web page).