By Diane Ako
Costco sells Nutella. I'm not a hazelnut or Nutella fan, but the Europeans in my life are. So I bought them Nutella.
I decided to eat some one afternoon, spooning it on top of apple slices. Claus and Christian just fawn over it, so I wanted to give it another try to see what I'm missing.
It's yummy. I looked at the label and it read "11 grams fat." I was spacing out and I thought, 11 grams for the whole bottle? Maybe it's not as bad as I expected! I kept eating more. I noticed that it was being promoted as a healthy breakfast food, too. That seems to imply healthy. I kept eating.
I had just eaten a significant portion of the jar and was still not completely convinced that Nutella is low in fat. I generally operate on the premise that, if it's tasty, it has to be fattening. I double checked the nutrition label with Claus. "Eleven grams of fat. That's not bad, right?"
He looked at me like I was the "nut" part of nutella. "Eleven grams per serving. A serving is two tablespoons!" he corrected.
A shout out to my old friend, Navy sailor Keith Jones. He was a well-liked KHNL editor on the weekend show with me and now getting recognition for his military service on the NBC affiliate in San Diego where he now lives. Miss you, Keith!
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