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I would like opinions on this product, is this a bad thing to eat?
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I would like opinions on this product, is this a bad thing to eat?
Nutella is my one big processed food weakness. It is the reason I can only say my diet is 99% unprocessed!

I treat it as a once in a while guilty pleasure type of treat. I definitely think it would be a ridiculous thing to feed my kiddos for breakfast every morning (like on the commercial) as they would be crazy wound up nut jobs!

ETA: I have a recipe for homemade chocolate hazelnut spread, I just haven`t had the heart to try it. (What if it doesn`t live up to my delicious nutella standards!?!)

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so bad, but oh so good!!!!

It's a major weakness of mine too. I just try to eat it with healthy treats, like apple slices, banana or berries. YUM!

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Depends what you mean by "bad"? Is it good for your body? No way! Does is make your mouth happy and give you the warm-fuzzies, thereby improving your general outlook on life? Well, it does for me.

Seriously, Nutella is my comfort food. I don't have it every day or anything, but after a particularly tough day, tea with toast and nutella makes me happy.

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Honestly, i don't think it's a heck of a lot worse than Jiffy, but I wouldn't call "normal" peanut butter overly healthy either.

It's tasty though!

lil earthmomma... can you share the hazlenut spread recipe??? Please?

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If you ask my DH, Nutella is a major food group. I hate how misleading their commercials are "Made with hazelnuts, half a cup of skim milk and a dash of cocoa!" Aaaand... no sugar, right? I love Nutella as well, but like PPs, treat it as a guilty pleasure and not a daily breakfast staple.

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I saw the thread title and just had to pop in and say "YUM!!!".

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I remember seeing it for the first time when I lived in Spain for a year. That stuff is tasty but so not something I'd eat a lot. It's sugar and chocolate and hazelnuts. It's a good desert though...

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Oh, I used to love this stuff. Especially in crepes (when I ate wheat and dairy).
But last time I read the ingredient list, it contained hydrogenated vegetable oil. And this is one thing I just don't compromise on.
I woner if it would be possible to replicate Nutella at home? (Or come close?)

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sugar

modified palm oil (not an earth friendly oil) http://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/palm_...al_5-27-05.pdf (just the first link I came upon)

hazelnuts

cocoa

skim milk

reduced minerals whey

soy lecithin

vanillin

190 calories per 2 TBSP
11 g fat
22 g carbs
1g Fiber
21 g sugar
3 g protein

and very yummy but not healthy....in a fit of not thinking I gave my son this for breakfast - not a good choice - behaviorally!

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If you ask my DH, Nutella is a major food group. I hate how misleading their commercials are "Made with hazelnuts, half a cup of skim milk and a dash of cocoa!" Aaaand... no sugar, right? I love Nutella as well, but like PPs, treat it as a guilty pleasure and not a daily breakfast staple.
I agree... misleading commercial.

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we love nutella, but often we buy the imported counterparts-seems to taste better with better ingredients.

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we love nutella, but often we buy the imported counterparts-seems to taste better with better ingredients.
??? hmmm

I can't find anythig- where doi find yours?

I'd love to make my own- but that recipe makes me wonder....

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Here is the blog that has two different homemade recipes for chocolate hazelnut spread. If anyone tries them, post your results please, I'd love to know how it turns out!

http://www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/2005/12/nutella/

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Oh, I used to love this stuff. Especially in crepes (when I ate wheat and dairy).
But last time I read the ingredient list, it contained hydrogenated vegetable oil. And this is one thing I just don't compromise on.
I woner if it would be possible to replicate Nutella at home? (Or come close?)
The real Nutella is yummy but certainly not a superhealthy food alone because of all of the suger. Also the powdered milk is not organic.
There are worse things.....
I make this for my son. If you are used to the real Nutella you may not like it at frist. DS has not had the "real thing" for a while so he likes what I make for him on his toast:

Mix Agave nectar with some flaxseed or hemp oil
stir in Cocoa Powder
Stir Agave nectar-cocoa powder mixture in with Hazelnut butter or a Hazelnut-Almond nut mixture.
I dont measure ,so I can't tell you exactly how much, but you just try to get a consistancy like Nutella. I recently added a little whey powder and that was yummy too.
In any case I feel totally guilt free about feeding it to my family and eating it myself!
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??? hmmm

I can't find anythig- where doi find yours?

I'd love to make my own- but that recipe makes me wonder....
we buy ours at the local international market

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It's a great thing to eat! But not healthy at all!

I didn't realize people actually spread it on things. I just eat it with a spoon. Every year I give each of my kids a jar for valentines day.

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But last time I read the ingredient list, it contained hydrogenated vegetable oil. And this is one thing I just don't compromise on.
They changed the recipe. It no longer contains hydrogenated oil or peanut oil. I called the company to verify because my son is allergic to peanuts, I wanted to make sure it wasn't just a misprint on the label or something. We had never bought it because of that but one day at the store I noticed the change and we've been addicted ever since.
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It's a great thing to eat! But not healthy at all!

I didn't realize people actually spread it on things. I just eat it with a spoon. Every year I give each of my kids a jar for valentines day.

I would have loved Nutella for valentine's when i was eating nuts

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this product by Rapunzel is similar, organic and all that, no trans fats, though not quite as delic imho
http://www.truefoodsmarket.com/produ...oducts_id/5779
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I am the only person I know who doesn't care for it. I consider myself lucky...

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I am the only person I know who doesn't care for it. I consider myself lucky...
You're not alone. I think Nutella is disgusting.

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You're not alone. I think Nutella is disgusting.
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yeah, it's terrible for you. I know though - it is SO good!!

It has a ton of sugar, but the worst thing is I think it has high fructose cornsyrup, and maybe even trans fat. I did find a "healthier" nutella type stuff at the co-op that was just as yummy but at least just made with hazelnuts, chocolate and cane sugar. still - fattening and loaded with sugar! eck!

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I saw the thread title and just had to pop in and say "YUM!!!".
Oh man I love that stuff.

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I love it! My SIL introduced it to me on asparagus crackers (which are worse for you I think than the Nutella). MMMMM, sooooo good! I've tried this one from the Grain and Salt society. . .it's just as good (perhaps better) imho.

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FOr that recipe above what is the "Hazelnut butter or a Hazelnut-Almond nut mixture" Where do you get and can you give me the brands?
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My jaw hit the floor when I saw their recent commercial. Come on, a healthy quick breakfast?

Though before I had kids or knew anything about nutrition I tried a chocolate spread while in Azerbaijan. Oh man, that spread on the local fresh bread. I ate boxes and about looked like a big box myself by the end of my stay!

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Nutella is the BEST food to eat, according to my kids.

I try to feel better by speading it on a warm whole wheat english muffin (Quickly runs off to the kitchen.......)
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