What’s Wrong with Society

nutellaI know a few days ago I was blaming accountability for the problems with the US in general. I have to apologize now because I have recently discovered the _true_ problem. This was brought up during a conversation with one of my friends to the North, and they wholeheartedly agreed. (shout out: **wassup Canada!**)

For those of you that aren’t aware of it, nutella is a chocolately, hazelnutty creamy spread from Europe that is made entirely from rainbows, awesome and chocolate with a light hint of hazelnut. Yes, it’s good stuff and, at least in Europe, everyone eats it on everything.

The problem is that it’s not available everywhere here in the states. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and find it at your local grocery store, but not too often. Usually it’s relegated to the gourmet shops like CostPlus or Trader Joes. This is too bad.

I think that if more people had access to nutella, the world would be a better place. To do my part to help out, the image above conveniently links to a page on Amazon.com where you can purchase a jar of this heavenly goodness for the low price of $4.25. It’s luxury in a jar people!

I can think of nothing finer in the morning to go with my steaming hot cup of coffee that a toasty bagel with a luscious coating of nutella on top. Not even Mom’s cooking can bring this kind of goodness to the table my friends.

This holiday season, do your part to help humanity. Introduce someone to nutella. We will all be better for it.

Thank you.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. Just so you know — I hate that stuff…with the passion of 1000 suns. No, seriously, I do. It may have something to do with the fact I hate all nuts (yes, even those) and peanuts (including peanut butter). But this stuff sucks the goodness out of a chocolate spread by coating it with that icky hazelnut aftertaste.
    Trust me the sight of the jar gives me flash backs to high school French class when our teacher told me it was a chocolate spread and failed to mention the hazelnuts. I just couldn’t understand why I kept wanting to wipe my tongue and was throwing up a little in my mouth.

  2. As much as a share your enthusiasm for Nutella, I believe you to be fibbing. I will go as far as to say that, if I EVER see you eating a bagel covered with Nutella with your 1st morning coffee, I’ll buy the lad a CASE of the stuff! Seeing as he and I share a deep passion for frosting, I am sure he would appreciate it. 😉

    Nice post. Thanks for the shout out. 😉

  3. >peanuts (including peanut butter)

    First of all, peanuts aren’t nuts at all as I’m sure you know.

    >The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), is a species in the legume Fabaceae native to South America, Mexico and Central America. [1] It is an annual herbaceous plant growing to 30 to 50 cm (1 to 1.5 ft) tall. The leaves are opposite, pinnate with four leaflets (two opposite pairs; no terminal leaflet), each leaflet 1 to 7 cm (? to 2¾ in) long and 1 to 3 cm (? to 1 inch) broad. The flowers are a typical peaflower in shape, 2 to 4 cm (¾ to 1½ in) across, yellow with reddish veining. After pollination, the fruit develops into a legume 3 to 7 cm (1 to 2 in) long, containing 1 to 4 seeds, which forces its way underground to mature.


    And second of all, you’re weird. But, again, we knew this already 😉

  4. >I will go as far as to say that, if I EVER see you eating a bagel covered with Nutella with your 1st morning coffee,

    Why just this morning that was what I was having in fact. You just weren’t around to actually witness it. Next time, I’ll bust out the video camera. 😉

  5. I’ve got to admit that I’m not much of a fan either (I’d say I only hate with the fiery passion of about… 50 suns) but the Frau likes it so I have to deal with it’s existance in our kitchen (of course, I compromise on the Nutella so that I can continue my fight against that nastiest of all “Edible” creations, Sauerkraut (OMG I just threw up a little in my mouth)) 🙂

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