Nutella is a delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that is the consistency of whipped butter or whipped cream cheese. Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread is a condiment, then can be spread with a knife, scooped with a spoon, and heated to melt over fruit or ice cream.
Chocolate combined with hazelnuts (filberts) is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I use this combination in baking all the time, and I have tried many other chocolate spreads. However, Nutella stands out among the crowd of similar condiments because of the delicious flavor, and the smooth consistent spreadability.
Every week there is a local farmers market in our neighborhood, and at one of the farmers market booths, the woman makes crepes fresh for customers. One of the fillings she uses is Nutella. She spreads the Nutella over the just cooked crepe, sometimes combined with bananas or strawberries, and it heats just slightly, then she folds up the crepe, and it is ready to eat. Pure taste bud joy.