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Nutella vs. other chocolate hazelnut spreads

Nutella vs. other chocolate hazelnut spreads

Nutella, the daddy of chocolate hazelnut spreads, has steadily become a standard on grocery store shelves across the nation since it was first imported to the U.S. from Italy more than 25 years ago. The Ferrero-produced Italian spread's fandom is vast worldwide (it even has its own commemorative stamp in Italy), but it's certainly not the only option. We blind-tasted and rated 10 spreads from the dozens available, including Nutella and other big brands like Jif and Hershey's, but also small artisan brands and Italian imports. We picked them up at local groceries, Whole Foods and an Italian market, and they ranged in price from $3 to $16 a jar. When the results were...