February 5 is officially World Nutella Day. World Nutella Day.
Let’s take a minute to let that set in.
One glorious day when the whole world unites to celebrate the smooth, creamy, chocolaty, hazelnut goodness that is Nutella. One day to look beyond our political, religious, and economic differences to indulge, in solidarity, in one celebrated snack spread.
I will never forget my introduction into the world of Nutella, in 1998, during a spring break trip to Spain to visit my sister. I shortly thereafter spent an entire year immersed in the Nutella motherland of Italy. Nutella smeared on crusty bread, Nutella oozing out of warm croissants, Nutella churned into creamy gelato, Nutella encased by pillows of fried dough, oh the delicious Nutella.