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Nutella: How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

<b>Nutella, the nutty chocolate spread, is turning 50. Last year some 365 million kilos were consumed - roughly the weight of the Empire State Building - in 160 countries around the world. Half a century ago, in a small town in northern Italy, this would have been unimaginable.</b><p>In the hungry months …

Can't get Nutella Cronut holes? Here's what you can make at home

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more Cronut news, Dominique Ansel has partnered with Nutella and its “Spread the Happy” campaign, celebrating the chocolate hazelnut spread's 50th anniversary.<p>Ansel has produced a limited quantity of Nutella-filled Cronut holes for a one-day event in New …

Spreading the Nutella wealth: Italy's sweet success at 50

In Piedmont they have been making <i>gianduiotto</i>, a confectionery combining hazelnuts and cocoa sold in a pretty tinfoil wrapper, since the mid-18th century. They realised long ago that the nuts, which are plentiful in the surrounding hills, are a perfect match for chocolate. But no one had any idea …

This Shop Wants You To Fall In Love With 'Nerdtella' Coffee -- That's Nutella And Nerds

Born out of a Sydney coffee shop with an obvious sugar addiction, we present you "The Nerdtella bomb."<p>This bizarre new food mashup sounds kind of horrible -- but it has us shamelessly intrigued.<p>Starting July 1, Piccolo Me will serve up a solid mixture of Nutella and Nerds on a stick alongside its …

Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …

A frost in Turkey may drive up the price of your Nutella

The founder of the Ferrero candy company first put hazelnuts and cocoa together during World War II, when chocolate was rationed and too expensive for most. Pietro Ferrero, so the company’s story goes, figured out how to produce an affordable chocolate-y confection by blending just a little cocoa …

Map: All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...<p>Popular hazelnut and cocoa spread Nutella has become such a global product that the OECD decided to use it as a case study in its latest report on global value chains.<p>Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold …

Nutella Shortage Possible After Hazelnut Crop Wiped Out

Time to stock up!<p>A Nutella shortage may be on the horizon thanks to a March frost in Turkey that wiped out about 70 percent of this year’s hazelnut crop.<p>Hazelnut prices have skyrocketed, hitting a 10-year-high and causing many to worry that prices will only continue to increase with the impending …

8 Ways to Enjoy Your Nutella Before the Great Shortage Hikes Up the Prices and Empties the Shelves

We have another shortage on our hands. Time to prove our collective human worth and enjoy this snack for ourselves.<p><b>weren't bad enough, now there's another shortage to worry about.</b><p>The Nutella you know and love is running out.<p>And it won't be pretty. All bets are off. If you live with or are friends …

Inside a genetically modified salmon farm in Panama - video

Genetically modified salmon produced by US firm AquaBounty grow faster and fatter than their natural counterparts – and the firm that designed them hopes to have FDA approval to bring the first GM animal to consumers' plates this week. Online campaign group Avaaz visited the firm's ramshackle farm …

Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis · Global Voices

Panama is facing an energy crisis that could paralyze the whole country, due in part to the delay in the start of the rainy season.<p>This is how Prensa …

Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications.<p>The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the $40bn (£26bn) project, which will reinforce …

"Cute" Tropical Camels: Prehistoric Species Found in Panama

Tiny mammals had long, crocodile-like snouts for browsing, study says.<p><b>Two new species of "bizarre," tiny camels that browsed ancient rain forests have been found in Panama, a new study says.</b><p>Between 2008 and 2011, scientists unearthed tiny pieces of fossils in the Las Cascadas paleontological …

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Pueblo de Taos

<b>Site</b>: Pueblo de Taos<p><b>Location</b>: New Mexico, U.S.<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1992<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (iv)<p><b>Reason</b>: This adobe settlement has housed a Native American community for more than seven centuries.<p>Several U.S. Native American sites enjoy UNESCO World Heritage site status but only one is a living …

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Free Things to Do in Madrid

Spain's capital city since 1561, Madrid is now its bustling heart, in the geographic center of the Iberian peninsula, and home to over three million souls. Cradle of Spain's social and cultural renaissance, the <i>movída</i> in the first decade of democracy after Franco's death in 1975, Madrid boasts some …

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Santa Cruz de Mompox

<b>Site</b>: Historic Center of Santa Cruz de Mompox<p><b>Location</b>: Colombia<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1995<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (iv)(v)<p><b>Reason</b>: Mompox’s well-preserved historic center is an incredible example of a 16th-century Spanish colonial city in the Americas.<p>* * *<p>Mompox was founded in 1540. In the colonial …

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Reader Recs: Best Travel Advice Ever

With a new season of travel just around the corner, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best travel advice they’ve ever received. Their responses ranged from practical tips to inspirational musings.<p><b>Here’s what they had to say:</b><p>To kick things off, Ben C. had wise words for those of us with …

Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy

<b>Name:</b> Monti Sibillini National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Italy <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1993 <b><br>Size:</b> 276 square miles (714 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Namesake</b> Mount Sibilla is named for a legendary prophetess named Sibyl. Knights and other petitioners from across Europe made the arduous journey to her remote cave, …

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Trieste: Crossroads of Culture

The vessel that carried the first humans to the deepest part of the ocean in the Mariana Trench back in 1960 was named <i>Trieste</i> to honor the Adriatic port city where it was built.<p>After a recent visit, I decided the name couldn’t be more apt.<p>Everywhere you look in Trieste, there are signs of a people …

World Heritage Site: Easter Island

Here are all the facts and travel tips you need to make the most out of a trip to Chile's Rapa Nui National Park, or Easter Island.<p><b>Site</b>: Rapa Nui National Park (Easter Island) <b><br>Location</b>: Chile <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1995 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(v) <b><br>Reason</b>: Easter Island’s silent stone figures are …

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