Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nuts for Nutella........#1

..... so we've officially been here a month and eating has become a "hunger games" of sorts.   If it were just my guy and I..... we'd have no trouble; lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, yummy baguettes..... but with kids addicted to American foods and snacks containing high fructose corn syrup (outlawed here).... foods are just different enough to make them love it or hate it.  However, one thing we've discovered and all love is Nutella.  It is as ubiquitous here as Coke in the U.S.  In fact, in times of stress we tend to tell ourselves :).....

Ofcourse, Nutella is available in the States too, but for whatever reason I always reached for my jar of Jiff instead.   But now that we've found a new love, my daughter Ashtyn and I have decided to make Nutella recipes a experiment theme during our stay here.  First up, these yummy looking tarts from the darling food blog spoon fork bacon:

Recipe here

We're going to try them out this weekend..... oh, and wish me luck.... grocery shopping for ingredients is it's own beast when you don't know French!  I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Any other Nutella lovers out there?


  1. I love it! My mom's big treat for grandkids is nutella sandwiches.

    You'll be happy to get away from the high friuctose corn syrup!!

  2. I had a little Nutella "problem" for a while...had to stop cold turkey. Maybe I can just have a spoonful now....hmmm

    1. oh no..... I think I could be heading down that same path....

  3. I've never tried it, sounds like maybe I shouldn't! :)

  4. I love nutella- yummy! Have a happy Thursday and be sure to check out my giveaway ending tonight! .

  5. Interesting that the high fructose corn syrup is outlawed there...that's gotta tell ya something, huh? I have only tried Nutella once but I don't know if my kids have. I should test it out on them! Thanks for the recent visit.

  6. Its yummy....I guess maybe we should stay away from high amounts of fructose to be safe!

  7. Ok, so Ashtyn and I did make these but with store bought tart shells. They were fun and easy to make (less than 15 minutes). We found them to be a bit too salty with the added sea salt but we will certainly make them again without.


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