Sunday, April 3, 2011
I Shoulda Left It On The Shelf
Invented in 1963 by the Ferrerro Company, those same dastardly people who bring us Ferrerro Rocher candy. It's been around awhile and I never have had any. That changed yesterday when, while getting my organic natural peanut butter, I grabbed a jar of it.
It's a hazelnut spread with a hint of chocolate according to the advertising. So, I'm thinking what's the harm? Something a little different on my organic whole wheat bread. I buy true whole wheat made by a baking company in Herkimer, NY. It's dense, no preservatives and after a day or two gets...well...dry. A little "healthy" spread to moisten it and I'm all set. Right?
Oh yeah! I'm all set. Suuuure I am.
A hint of chocolate? Right! Tastes just like Ferrarro Rocher candy. Yes indeed it does. I believe you could get small children to eat asparagus if you spread this stuff on it. It tastes like Heaven would if Heaven were something we could taste. It tastes like chocolate with a hint of hazelnut. And lots and lots of sugar. I am so in trouble here.
I can envision Nutella and banana sammiches. Strawberries dipped in Nutella. Pop tarts? Buy the unfrosted kind and Nutella them. Celery and Nutella. Oh, oh! Buy those nasty strawberry shortcake sponge cups, spread Nutella in the cup add strawberries and whipped cream. And I can't eat any of those things every day. *sigh*
After trying it on my wheat bread I promptly went to the cupboard and buried it on the top shelf that I need a foot stool to reach. It's behind the big bottles of vinegar and oil so I'll have some heavy lifting to do if I'm tempted.
I do peanut butter 3 times a week on that bread, I will replace that with Nutella once a week and only once a week. Which means giving up my once a week dish of ice cream. I mean to be healthy and to achieve that I have to make sacrifices. If I cheat and have more than one serving a week, I'll punish myself by taking an extra half hour walk up the hill with my new trekking pole. Doctor ordered me to use a trekking pole, I'm quite sure she won't like the Nutella, though. Still, being healthy is all about balance, and I can't get any more balanced than Nutella and a half hour walk with a trekking pole. My hip hurts just thinking about it. Maybe I need to reward it with some Nutella?