I do not have a sweet tooth. Never have. So, in general, things like Nutella don't often show up on my radar. My wife, on the other hand has a sweet tooth big enough for the both of us. She loves Nutella, and is gingerly licking it off of her fingers with a sly smile on her face as I write this sentence.
Several weeks ago, she was reading two of our favorite blogs, Bleeding Espresso and Ms. Adventures in Italy and noticed that Michelle and Sara would soon be celebrating "World Nutella Day 2009" with many Nutella-loving food bloggers around the world. She said "you should write a post about this. You might actually like it."
Up until this evening, I had never tried Nutella. Even though I know they are two completely different things, I have always thought Nutella was exactly the same thing as Vegemite. (If you don't know what Vegemite is, you're probably better off.) Despite my irrational aversion to jars of gelatinous brown food-stuff, the missus convinced me to partake in World Nutella Day 2009. And continue enabling her addiction to chocolate.
Keeping things nice and simple, we bought some LU Shortbread Cookies to spoon the Nutella onto. Not a bad choice.
So I may not become a full on Nutella addict like some of my foodie friends out there, but now that I have tasted it I have seen the light. Although now I have this big jar of chocolate hazelnut goodness loitering in my kitchen, waiting to be eaten. Here's looking forward to next year!