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Old 07 March 2013, 11:27 PM
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Icon104 On Campus, Costly Target of Brazen Thefts: Nutella

This has all the makings of a tempest in a Nutella jar, which may not be as appealing as a Nutella milkshake, Nutella fudge or Nutella-stuffed French toast. Or stolen Nutella, which, apparently, has mouthwatering appeal at Columbia University.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/ny...-tempting.html
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Old 08 March 2013, 01:03 AM
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My boss once bought a jar of Nutella for the staff kitchen. It sat there for years. No one would eat it, not even the college guys on staff who'd eat anything, even dog food, on a dare. I tasted some once and wasn't fond of it.
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Old 08 March 2013, 01:17 AM
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chillas loves the stuff. He was just looking up Nutella fudge and milkshake recipes.
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Old 08 March 2013, 02:05 AM
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I really like it, but I can't figure out what, precisely, it is meant to be for. I mostly eat it spread on graham crackers.
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Old 08 March 2013, 02:11 AM
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You can put it on pancakes or waffles.

My kid loves it. He's a big fan of chocolate. SO, we spread it on everything we would put PB on. It's a sweet choclatey peanut butter
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Old 08 March 2013, 02:16 AM
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It's excellent on crepes too (that's the way it gets used in our house). But yeah, it can be used like peanut butter. It's chocolate hazelnut spread.
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Old 08 March 2013, 03:06 AM
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It makes a great pretzel dip.

Also, when used this way, it is a great way to gain weight as evidenced by my scale in the bathroom.
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Old 08 March 2013, 03:35 AM
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Spread thick on white bread sandwiches.

Of course when I was a lad we had chocolate paste sandwiches.

You make chocolate past by taking a can of sweetened condensed milk and adding 5 or 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

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Old 08 March 2013, 07:17 AM
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It's excellent on crepes too (that's the way it gets used in our house).
That's usually when I have it too. I first tried it in France, back before it started being widely marketed in the US (at least in my neck of the woods), and I still associate it with creperies.

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I tasted some once and wasn't fond of it.
Was this before or after it sat there for years? It doesn't last forever.

It's chocolate and hazelnut, not exactly Marmite on the acquired taste scale. If one person doesn't like it, fine, that's their opinion, but if everyone you know hates it that sounds like some kind of mass psychosis. Or maybe there weren't the right other things to eat it with readily available.
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Old 08 March 2013, 02:54 PM
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There's a jar of it sitting on my desk; maybe I should lock it up in my filing cabinets from now on! I put it on Nilla wafers, and once used it instead of chocolate ganache* between shortbread cookies to make sandwich cookies. There have been ads in the US advocating Nutella as a breakfast toast spread lately.

*I love ganache, but it takes more time to make, and I was in a hurry.
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Old 08 March 2013, 03:02 PM
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Nutella and raspberry jam on waffles - even frozen waffles - is one of my favorite breakfasts.
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Old 08 March 2013, 03:24 PM
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We always have a jar of peanut butter, a jar of Nutella, and a box of soda crackers in our little snack hutch at work for days when lunch or supper get delayed.

My boss created a sandwich that consists of a layer of Nutella and a layer of fresh blueberries on white bread or soft rolls. Looks and sounds weird, but is delicious.
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Old 08 March 2013, 03:53 PM
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I eat it on bread, or on toast...
but it's quite a treat on fresh marble cheddar cheese squares!
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Old 08 March 2013, 05:44 PM
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Nutella Popsicles

Ever so often I think about getting popsicle molds, and I think this will tip the scales.

We always have a jar in the cupboard, but it does tend to last longer than peanut butter.
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Old 08 March 2013, 05:44 PM
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Wait, you're supposed to eat it on something, and not just spoon it out of the jar?
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Old 08 March 2013, 06:09 PM
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Wait, you're supposed to eat it on something, and not just spoon it out of the jar?
That's eating it on something, namely a spoon.



Have you ever tried "unformed Reese's"?

A spoon of PB, a spoon of Nutella
Repeat
Profit!!
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Old 08 March 2013, 06:20 PM
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Nutella and strawberry jam sandwiches. Heaven on two slices of bread. Just sayin'.
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A spoon of PB, a spoon of Nutella
Repeat
Profit!!
I hate you & so does my waistline.
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Old 09 March 2013, 06:10 AM
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Measure out one cup of milk. Combine about a quarter of that milk and two spoonfuls of Nutella in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together. When thoroughly combined, add the rest of the milk and a pinch of cinnamon and continue heating, whisking frequently, until warmed through and frothy. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream.

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Old 09 March 2013, 09:23 AM
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At the risk of sounding like a snob, I loved Nutella back when it was hard to find in the US. I lived in an international rooming house in DC for a few years in the late '90s, and back then the Europeans living there would have their friends or family send over a jar. Every now and then one of them would share a bit - loved it! A few years later, of course, it became readily available in the States, and I very eagerly bought a jar the first time I saw it. I don't know if it's just me or if there really was a difference, but it seemed to taste blander than I remembered it. I'm not sure if I ever even finished that jar.
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