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People love their Nutella. To keep up with demand, more than 365,000 tons of the hazelnut chocolate spread is made every year — the same weight as the Empire State Building in New York City. The Empire State Building, just so you know, is made of 200,000 cubic feet of limestone and granite, 10 million bricks, and 730 tons of aluminum and stainless steel.
Nutella is made with sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, and milk.
It takes a lot of jars of Nutella to reach 365,000 tons. So many jars, in fact, that you could circle the world 1.8 times with a year’s worth of jars.
Michele Ferrero, the Italian candy maker behind Nutella, clearly knew what the people wanted when he put out his first jar in 1964. Ferrero was also behind Tic Tacs, Kinder eggs, and Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and at the time of his death in 2015, he was the richest man in Italy with a net worth of $26.5 billion.
Next time you walk past a jar of Nutella, go ahead and buy it. There’s plenty to go around.