I thought of Shauna and her "problem with Nutella" today when I went for lunch at a French/Japanese place. They had a beautiful pastry case and a jar of the lovely stuff on the counter. For the uninitiated, Nutella is a chocolate-hazelnut spread, sort of the French version of peanut butter. In high school, I took four years of French and loved tout français, so I was familiar with Nutella's charms.
In my quest for health, and warmth, I ordered an udon noodle bowl. It turned out to be so much work to eat with chopsticks that I gave up on it midway, tired of spraying broth everywhere. Still hungry, I took a croissant to go and asked for a little plastic cup of Nutella. There was maybe a tablespoon or two in the cup. When I finished the croissant, I scraped the leftover Nutella out of the cup with the plastic knife and licked it clean. The only thing that kept me from licking the actual cup was the certain knowledge that I would get Nutella on my face or clothes and have to walk around like that for the rest of the day.
I can definitely see how someone could have a problem with Nutella. I think it would make an excellent cake frosting. I won't be bringing a jar of this stuff home anytime soon.