Nutella is the ultimate chocolate hazelnut spread. It is full of creamy chocolate flavor! It is used worldwide in recipes, on toast, and if you are like my husband, by the spoonful! Is Nutella gluten free?
What Is Nutella?
Nutella is a popular European chocolate hazelnut spread developed after World War II by an Italian merchant. Cocoa was scarce, so this merchant combined the cocoa powder with hazelnuts and sugar, making it a paste.
In 1964, Nutella was born from this cocoa paste creation. It was launched in Germany and shortly after became popular worldwide. Nutella is sold in 160 countries around the world!
Nutella in the U.S. is a little different from Nutella in Europe. Both versions contain the same ingredients, but European Nutella has more hazelnuts than American Nutella. Most people can tell the richer flavor in the European versions in side-by-side taste comparisons. In the U.S., Nutella has more of a sugary taste with a very mild hazelnut flavor. In Europe, the rich chocolate and hazelnut flavor are much bolder.
Answer: Is Nutella Gluten Free?
Yes! Nutella is gluten free. Although Nutella is not certified gluten free, the manufacturer uses no gluten grains to make Nutella. The manufacturer, Ferrero, states Nutella is completely gluten free.
Go ahead and enjoy Nutella or one of the healthier gluten free chocolate hazelnut spread options listed below!
If you love to use Nutella for baking, check out what other baking ingredients are gluten free.
- Palm Oil
- Skim Milk
- Vanillin (artificial vanilla flavor)
Healthier Gluten Free Versions Of Nutella:
Because Nutella has soy, many can't eat it. Here are a few healthier versions of Nutella you can enjoy.
- Justin's Hazelnut Butter
- Nutiva Organic Hazelnut Spread
- Good & Gather Hazelnut Spread
Gluten Free Recipes With Nutella:
- Gluten Free Linzer Cookies - Pictured above, filled with Nutella.
- No-Bake Gluten Free Nutella Cheesecake - My kid's all-time favorite
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