Many people use Nutella as an alternative to peanut butter. Its main ingredient is sugar, followed by palm oil, then hazelnuts. The label says that jars contain "over 50 hazelnuts per 13 oz. jar."
It is manufactured by the Italian company
Ferrero that was first introduced in 1964, although its first
iteration dates to 1946. It was originally sold as a solid
block, but Ferrero started to sell a creamy version during
1951. Its composition was again modified and it was renamed
Nutella in 1964.
Ads highlight the fact
that Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives and it
contains, sugar, modified palm oil, and hazelnut, followed by
cocoa solids, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, and
vanillin flavor. In the US, it also contains soy products.
According to its
nutritional label, Nutella contains 58% of processed sugar by weight and 10.4
percent of saturated fat. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of
Nutella contains 200 calories including 99 calories from 11
grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated) and 80 calories from
21 grams of sugar. The spread also contains 15 mg of sodium and
2g of protein per serving.
is marketed as "hazelnut cream" in many countries.