All silliness aside, I really do have a serious love affair with this stuff, and as if that isn't bad enough I have transferred my obsession with this creamy, yummy, perfectly heavenly chocolate hazelnut spread to my family. My husband eats it practically nightly on graham crackers, my sons eat it every morning on their waffles. The possibilities are truly endless, but that is a whole nother post.
My love affair with Nutella started 22 years ago and is still going strong today, thanks to Costco carrying it in a very economical 2 pack! I was doing the Costco dance the day I discovered it there! Prior to that it was something I would splurge on at Meijer, or Andrea (my German exchange-sister) would send me a jar of it. One time when I went to visit she had the worlds biggest jar of Nutella right next to my bed. Sweet Dreams! I woke up with chocolate everywhere...it was so embarrassing.
If you visit us, it is not uncommon for us to ask THE question at the door "do you like Nutella?", and if you say, "what's Nutella?". Well, be sure sister that you WILL know by the time you leave our house and you probably (if we have a spare) will go home with a jar of it!
So last night I was watching one of my favorite channels FOOD NETWORK....and Giada de Laurentis was on the show "Best thing I ever ate". I knew I loved this girl... she TOO has a serious addiction to Nutella! Yeah, I know, crazy isn't it? She said sometimes she just eats it by the spoonfuls! Yowza you go girl! Well, the best thing she ever ate was this amazing looking dessert called the Chocolate Purse. SO now I am obsessed with figuring out how to make this thing. I have watched the video blurb on food network.com at least ten times,trying to hear what is in it, well of course Nutella is one of the ingredients! And I even googled the restaurant thinking maybe possibly they would give me the recipe, NEVER hurts to ask. BUT they shut down....STINK! So now I am on my own. I will let you know how my quest for reinventing the Chocolate Purse dessert turns out. Meanwhile, I have a problem......
My Nutella is almost gone!