Thursday, March 17, 2011

Breakfast With Nutella Plus A Giveaway!

I'm not quite sure how this happened, but somehow I made it past my 36th birthday before trying Nutella (pronounced new-tella) for the first time. If you've never had Nutella before, it is a hazelnut spread, generally sold near the peanut butter at the grocery store, that tastes like the insides of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Well heck, if I had known that, I would have tried it a long time ago! When MommyParties contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in hosting a Nutella breakfast, I thought it would be a great excuse to have some friends over and try something new. They sent me some fun gift bags of goodies to share with my guests, and a large jar of Nutella for sampling.

Here are some facts about Nutella that I will refer to when I want to convince myself it's fine that I've had maybe one (or three) tablespoons too many:

  • Nutella does not contain hydrogenated oil or trans fat
  • Nutella is very low in sodium
  • Nutella contains no artificial colors or preservatives
  • Nutella does not contain ingredients derived from gluten cereal; wheat, barley rye, oats, or triticale
  • Nutella is Kosher
  • Nutella does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients, nor does it come in contact with peanuts during manufacturing
Turns out, most of my guests were already fans of Nutella. Where have I been?? I had pretzel rods and French bread to pair with the Nutella, plus fresh fruit, scones, shamrock cookies (the leprechauns left them) and an egg dish. I was going to make waffles as well, but let's just say my darling daughter is going to get a little lecture after school and my waffle maker is outside in the trash.

Since a few people were unable to make it to the party, I'm offering up the chance to win one of my leftover goody bags. This is what's inside: 

  • Nutella sample pack and coupon
  • Nutella recipe cards
  • Nutella tumbler mug
  • Nutella spreader
All you need to do is "Like" Michigal on Facebook (link on the right side) and leave a comment below about Nutella by March 31. On April 1st a random winner will be chosen. Sorry, but United States residents only.

**P.S. Please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!**

In the meantime, visit Nutella's website for a $1.00 coupon. 

Note: I was not paid for this review. I was sent samples and goody bags as described above.


Anonymous said...

Nutella is Super Yummy!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

alyaia75 said...

Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

TriciaRN said...

we are out of Nutella nice change from peanut butter must get that coupon and restock!!!

TriciaRN said...

forgot to leave my email

ThurberGang said...

I had such a great time this morning, Alysia - so great to get out and do something out of my ordinary day!! Thanks again. . . (by the way - where HAVE you been?? I've been eating Nutella since I was a little girl!!)