Where does Ferrero get their cocoa beans?

West Africa
Our cocoa beans are carefully sourced from West Africa.

Are there cocoa beans in Nutella?

cocoa. To create the cocoa blend used in Nutella®, we buy only raw cocoa beans, carefully selecting them directly in their country of origin.

What kind of cocoa is in Nutella?

Cocoa: The majority of the cocoa beans used in Nutella come from Western Africa. They are processed into a fine powder and mixed with the other ingredients to give a chocolatey taste.

What is the rarest cocoa bean?

Nacional Cocoa
Nacional Cocoa This bean variety was only recently rediscovered in Peru in 2011. In its purest form, it is regarded as the world’s rarest cacao.

Where does Nutella get their hazelnuts?

Farmers have been growing hazelnuts here for 2,000 years.” Nutella is now making this traditional crop extremely trendy. Ferrero, the Nutella-maker, now a giant company based in Alba, Italy, uses about a quarter of the world’s hazelnut supply — more than 100,000 tons every year. That’s pushed up hazelnut prices.

Why is Nutella so addictive?

Apart from sugar and fats, Nutella is rich in chocolate. Chocolate contains addictive substances; one of these substances is tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in regulating moods. High serotonin levels produce feelings of elation.

What are the best cocoa beans in the world?

Rare cacao varietals such as Nacional and Porcelana have been found in parts of northern South America, and many people regard those as some of the best cocoa beans in the world. The Caribbean island of Trinidad only grows trinitario cacao, a highly flavorful type of cacao developed on the island hundreds of years ago.

Is Nutella being discontinued?

Ferrero, the company that makes Nutella, just announced their plan to discontinue the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Keep your eyes peeled for our new Nutella BBQ rub. It’ll make you forget all about the chocolate-hazelnut perfection you can spread on every breakfast item you can imagine.”