Question: Does Nutella have nuts?
Answer: Around the time of World War II, chocolate (cocoa) was in short supply. A man named Pietro Ferrero was looking for a way to make a spread with cocoa despite there being little available. Ferrero lived in a town called Alba which is located in northwest Italy. The land around Alba produced a nice supply of hazelnuts. Ferrero came up with the idea to combine cocoa with hazelnuts to create a tasty spread that limited cocoa as an ingredient. This spread eventually became Nutella which sells millions of jars a year.
The ingredients of Nutella are as follows: sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skimmed milk, lecithin, and vanillin.
Nutella does contain nuts. The hazelnuts used as an ingredient are considered a tree nut. Nutella, however, does not contain peanuts. Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, indicate, “Nutella hazelnut spread does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients. There is no risk of cross contamination with peanuts in the facility in which Nutella is manufactured.”
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