Happy 50th Birthday, Nutella! - Toronto Teacher Mom

Happy 50th Birthday, Nutella!

Saturday, April 05, 2014


You know when you taste a familiar food and it brings back memories of your childhood? That's how I feel about Nutella. The feeling of nostalgia is quite strong, to be honest, but it is always a welcomed feeling since it reminds me of my mother. Many were the occasions that I look back upon as special because my mother knew how much I loved Nutella on toast and she just loved watching me chase it down with a glass of milk. It wasn't until I met my husband, however,  that I discovered banana Nutella crepes at Cafe Crepe on Queen Street. It was like love at first sight! Then, roughly a year later, while on our honeymoon in Paris, France, I simply could not pass up the chance to savour a Nutella crepe prepared on a Parisian food truck. Even then, the taste of Nutella reminded me of my youth. 


As this year marks their 50th anniversary, Nutella is encouraging Canadians to share their own Nutella stories and fond memories at NutellaStories.com. When you share the love online, you have a chance to win a $10,000 trip to Italy and one of thousands of instant prizes like Nutella earbuds, photo frame magnets, key chains and USB keys. Canadians are also invited to attend one of their local birthday celebrations:
  • April 25-26: Montreal 
  • May 2-3: Quebec City
  • May 9-10: Vancouver
  • May 17-18: Toronto 
The festivities end on May 18 in Toronto with a big finale celebration, which will be part of an even larger international anniversary celebration. Sounds like an occasion special enough to break out the Nutella, doesn't it?


It goes without saying that, since I {heart} Nutella, I am quite thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for a special 50th anniversary Nutella gift basket. Simply leave a comment on this post sharing your personal memories and Nutella stories for a chance to win. If you share your story on NutellaStories.com, you will receive bonus entries. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your entries to be counted.



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100 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, I didn't realize that Nutella has been around for 50 years!

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  2. I remember Nutella when I was a kid and I am over 50. Wow, has it been that long?
    (Debbie W)

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  3. I remember sharing quiet cuddle time with my kids when they were little. They always asked for 'tella toast as their movie watching snack :)

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  4. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to see this movie. - I think this must be a mistake for the first entry of your contest. I love nutella, and have shared my story with them.

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    1. Thanks for catching that, Lori! All fixed. :)

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  5. I shared my story with Nutella, too. Nutella is enjoyed by all of my grandkids as a snack on toast. with apple slices.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  6. I remembered that before I came to Canada, the primary school that I went to, had a snack station. During recess time, students could go and buy some snacks/drinks. I remembered that the first time I tried Nutella was there. It cost $0.50 to purchase a small packet of Nutella where it included a tiny disposable spoon. It was so delicious that whenever I got pocket money from my parents, I would go and get myself a packet as a treat.

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  7. I remember having nutella when I was younger the sweet taste of it. It sure has been around a long time

    Londia

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Love Nutella for years! Literally have 3 big jars in the cabinet...it's my sweet fix!

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  9. Thank you so much Nutella! Helping me with two picky eaters! Ty for the chance

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  10. thank you for the chance fingers crossed LOVE NUTELLA

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  11. When I was younger I didn't really care for it, that's all my mother would buy no peanut butter it was Nutella, but now that I'm older I've been buying it because of my girls and I like it now..good stuff!!

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  12. I can't believe that this has been around for 50 years...I received a sample of it for the first time that I tried it.

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  13. I had never even heard of Nutella until the 90's when my sister married her husband and his family introduced ours to Nutella and we couldn't believe we had never tried it before!

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  14. I remember the first time I had Nutella. My dad bought it because it was on sale and he thought it would make a good Nutella and strawberry jam sandwich because I loved Chocolate and strawberries together. FYI, Nutella and strawberry jam do go together like PB and J.

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  15. I tried it when I was a teenager and loved it so much that convinced all my cousins to get one.

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  16. We were living in Germany when my boys were young and they were so excited to discover on a trip to the American military base that their base sold Nutella.

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  17. my kids went crazy when they first tried nutella. i like to have it on hand for a treat for them and me

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  18. I remember going to a Loblaws store with my parents for groceries with my sister when I was little and there was a lady sampling Nutella. She wouldn't give any to me or my sister without our parents there. So we waited for her to leave and then ate her whole sample tray! Ha ha!!!

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  19. I remember the first time I shared Nutella with my nieces - seeing their eyes widen and chiming, "YUM!" it was brilliant! (Suzi)

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  20. Nutella did not come out til I was a few years old and I didn't try it til one day my friend made a banana and nutella sandwich and it was so good. Still have them once in a while.

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  21. My favorite Nutella memory is dipping bananas & strawberries with my siblings growing up. I made chocolate faces on the banana slices.

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  22. The first time I tried Nutella I was in grade 7 or 8. My friend invited me to her home and her mom made us Nutella sandwiches on a very fresh Italian loaf. It was delicious.

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  23. The very first time I was introduced to Nutella, about 40 years ago, was by our Spanish neighbour. For a snack her mom prepared us a slice of bread slathered with Nutella, something I hadn't seen before. It was delicious and I haven't stopped eating it since! Love, love, love the stuff!

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  24. I grew up with Nutella in the home. Whenever we would travel overseas to visit my grandparents and relatives, they made sure to have a stock for me. I will never forget that! Great memories :)

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. We rarely had Nutella growing up but when we did I thought we were one of the "cool" families because we had this neat, brand name product.

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  26. Wow it has been around for awhile and to believe that I never discovered it until the last year. I have always knew about it but had never tried it until this winter. Now Nutella hot chocolate is my favourite! (Judy Cowan)

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  27. My first Nuttella experience - A bunch of girlfriends and myself skipped an afternoon class in High school...and went to one of their nearby homes and hung out and enjoyed some snacks including Nuttella on bread...and oh my goodness - I remember thinking I had died and gone to heaven! It was the best thing I had ever tasted!! I'm pretty sure I made my mom buy a jar the next day! ;-)
    I don't usually recommended skipping class, but in this case it was well-worth it!

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  28. I'll always remember my first time....I was on a high school trip to Europe, and Nutella was on the breakfast table...loved it ever since!

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  29. I never had nutella before meeting my European husband. He makes romanian pancakes with nutella!

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  30. When I smell Nutella, it brings me back to my birthplace, Switzerland. My granny used to cut thick slabs of fresh French bread from the bakery down the street, and there was the choice of strawberry jam or Nutella. Well, chocolate always wins!

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  31. I remember my first time trying Nutella. I was around 17 years old. I remember thinking 'oh my gosh, this is the same as the inside of a Ferrero Rocher (my favourite chocolates)!!" I've since been addicted.

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  32. I actually never heard of Nutella until a couple years ago,when my son started asking for it. He loves it on toast,and has to have it now before every hockey game..lol..I just like eating it with a spoon.,hmm!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  33. We weren't allowed Nutella at home growing up but my grandmother's cousin in Toronto always had it for us for breakfast so we loved visiting her!

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  34. I just recently discovered Nutella. Maybe three years ago, a friend was saying how her son would only eat Nutella sandwiches for lunch and I asked what Nutella was. I didn't realize what I had been missing!

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  35. as a kid i would visit this kid's hose who came from Europe and they had Nutella when no one else heard of it. It was the greatest thing ever.

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  36. my favourite memory is when the kids first had nutella, I had given them some, and put it away, went to do something else, came back into room and both kids were covered in nutella..

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  37. My favorite memory of Nutella is coming home from school and my mom having a Nutella sandwich with a glass of milk ready and waiting for me!

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  38. I remember when I first tried Nutella. Honestly I didn't like it. I think the jar was out dated, because I gave it a try again last Christmas at my boyfriends parent's and it tasted a whole lot better than when I first tried it. So not a good first memory, but now I have many more years to make some new ones :)

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  39. I remember my mom getting a sample in the mail of Nutella when I was a kid and My siblings and I fought over it.

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  40. I honestly dont remember the first time I tried Nutella, but I know how much I love it now - I have been creative in using it in baking with great results! :)

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  41. I can't remember the first time I tried Nutella but I love using it in baking and it's great on toast. My mom used to grill pineapple and put whipping cream and nutella on top for dessert.

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  42. I first had Nutella at a friends home when I was seven years old...way back! I immediately came home and asked my mom to buy it for us and it always is a morning favorite!

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  43. Every Saturday when I was a child I would go to my neighbors house snd she would give me toast and nutella

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  44. My grand children where eating it when I visited them a couple of years ago. Wow realized what I was missing.
    Florence C

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  45. As a kid, we used to slather Nutella on Rice Cakes. It was a special treat! :D

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  46. I turned 50 last year so I know how great it feels to celebrate the big 50. Congratulations Nutella!

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  47. Dare I say I've never tried Nutella...?
    jan

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  48. I remember the first time I ate a Nutella and banana sandwhich. It was the best.

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  49. Mornings with my son when he was a toddler. No rush to get anywhere and just enjoying the morning

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  50. I don't have a really special story but my Mom always got Nutella for special occasions when we were kids, and now I have kids they get Nutella for their birthday's.

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  51. I remember being in Paris when my best friend fell in love with Nutella crepes.

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  52. I just started making Nutella cookies which are the best!!!
    via Rhonda W G.

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  53. I first tried Nutella when I was in high school over at a friends place.

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  54. I had nutella for the first time when I was in highschool at a friends house. We had it on french toast. It was love at first bite.

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  55. I remember trying a crepe with Nutella and banana for my first time ever...BLEW my mind! SO good!

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  56. My sister introducing Nutella to me on croissants. Heaven!!

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  57. My boyfriend still raves about the time he applied Nutella to a One bite brownie. It blew his mind.

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  58. Spreading it on bread as a snack on my long car trips

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  59. I make japanese style pancakes with nutella filling

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  60. I don't eat nutella but my grand kids do. they will melt it and put in on ice cream and toast and mix it with marshmellows. they do try a lot of things with it, so it must be good

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  61. I love nutella and bananas in my sandwiches

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  62. Having Nutella for a snack with my siblings when we were younger. Good times & treasured batteries!

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  63. Making nutella rice krispies

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  64. On special weekends we make waffles with nutella and strawberries. My kids love them!!.

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  65. I remember stuffing myself sick with spoonfuls of Nutella when I was a kid.

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  66. Is it strange my son likes strawberry jelly on his nutella sandwich?

    Lori R Jackson is my rafflecopter name

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  67. Well, I made my kids a nutella sandwich the other day, that was a pretty good memory.

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  68. My Mom used to make Nutella on toast for me for breakfast. I still enjoy Nutella, it's delicious.

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  69. The most memorable moment for me was when I received a couple of sample packs last year. I never liked Nutella when was a child, but decided to taste it again because my kids were so excited about it. I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed it too!

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  70. I remember eating nutella as a child and still enjoy it....

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  71. i remember me and my twin sister we used to always love it just recently started eating it again

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  72. I remember this from being a child, and have recently re-discovered Nutella! I've got about 25 years to catch up on!

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  73. I only tried it for the first time a couple of years ago! I was horribly allergic to chocolate growing up, and luckily my allergy disappeared when I was pregnant with my eldest. I had a Nutella crepe, and it was AMAZING. I'ma ddicted now.

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  74. I have fond memories of my mother and grandmother making me toast with Nutella spread on top. They sometimes also spread some peanut butter or jam with Nutella. Pretty Good!

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  75. I was in grade 7 when I had my first taste of Nutella. I was at my girlfriends house and they were from Germany. She pulled a jar out of the cupboard and I was like what the heck is that. She made a Nutella and banana sandwich it was amazing. I asked my mom but she said nothing with chocolate in it could be good for you and refused to buy it. I got my fix at my friends house until I was old enough and sneaky enough to get some myself. It has been a family staple ever since.

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  76. my son is crazy for nutella, I have great memories of him and I making nutella sandwiches and sitting in the backyard on a "lunch date" :)

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  77. a friend came from overseas - was really homesick until I brought out the nutella. it was like magic! thanks

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  78. I didn't know Nutella has been around for 50 years. I discovered it about a year ago and my family loves it. My 2 little granddaughters love to put it on strawberries and I even get them to eat healthier grain bread when I toast it and top it with Nutella.

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    1. Oops...I didn't realize this was only open for Canada. Too bad for this US citizen - this is such a sweet giveaway. :-)

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  79. I love nutella and banana sandwiches

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  80. I hadnt known nutella is 50 years old.. wow I'm old, my kids adore nutella especially adding banana in it

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  81. I first tried Nutella in Europe on a school trip...I couldn't believe how delicious it was!

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  82. i remember recieving packages from Europe from my grandmother and she always had a jar of Nutella in it! We were so delighted when a package would arrive!

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  83. I remember making Nutella on bread for my son when he was really little. He really enjoyed it.

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  84. I remember going on Nutella kicks where I would have Nutella on toast for breakfast, and Nutella sandwiches for lunch. Mom use to wonder how I couldn't get sick of eating the same thing over and over. How could I get sick of Nutella!

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  85. I like nutella but not on bread!

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  86. I recall eating Nutella with bananas on a pita bread when I was a kid. Then I toast it to make it extra yummy!

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  87. I dont remember ever trying Nutella when i was young, it was my little girl that had me buy it and try it, she loves it.

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  88. I remember being younger eating it at home for a snack!!

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  89. I have actually never tried Nutella. I would love to though!

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  90. I love nutella! But I dont usually buy it because I wind up gorging on it LOL. Spoonfuls of nutella at a time. Mmm

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  91. Nutella is a HUGE hit in my family!! We go through it so often! My kids love 'chocolate' sandwiches for breakfast! We even made cookies from nutellla!!!

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  92. Love to put nutella on my waffles! i remember eating it as a kid! so good
    sunflowerpower@live.ca

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  93. We make nutella Popsicles every summer. They're incredibly delicious.

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  94. At the cottage, we sometimes run out of chocolate for smores and a great substitute is Nutella. Nutella to the rescue.

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  95. Bailey Dexter Once when my daughter and I were making cupcakes for a school fundraiser, we forgot to get the choc chips. At the last minute we grabbed the jar of Nutella and adjusted the recipe . They were the first to sell out at the sale .We still make them to this day!

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  96. Sunday with Grandpa French Toast, Strawberries and Nutella...Simply the Best Days EVER!

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