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14 Things You Didn't Know About Nutella

The nutty spread that changed the world.

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1. The earliest concept of Nutella came about during Napolean's reign

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In an effort to hurt British commerce, Napoleon blocked trade throughout the continent, and the cost of chocolate skyrocketed. Chocolatiers in Turin started adding chopped hazelnuts to chocolate to stretch the supply as much as possible. This paste was called “gianduja.”

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