The Wonderment That Is Nutella & Gelato

Everyone has that thing.

And by thing I mean personal heaven, the special treat, the pleasure splurge or even a happy place. I have a few, so I’m going to have to narrow it down to the favorite top two.

1. Nutella On Apples
2. Talenti Gelato

Nutella on apples is something I discovered during a spiteful rebellious fit. You see, my mother way trying to convince me that Nutella was awful. As in ‘Very-Unhealthy-It-Will-Go-Straight-To-Your-Thighs-And-Clog-Your-Veins’ awful. But at the time I was at the peak of my tenacious stage, so I was all out to prove her wrong.

My argument was that Nutella isn’t chocolate, it’s hazelnut. And for some reason I thought that this would automatically make it acceptable. If you don’t know what Nutella is, first of all, you need to get yourself to the nearest store and buy some. Some people call it fancy icing, though really it’s more like peanut butter. And yes, it tastes like straight up chocolate. But it’s delicious.

When I couldn’t convince my mom that the hazelnut spread I was spooning into my mouth was nutritious, I resorted to other means. It went very well with crackers and bread like a sandwich, but both of those things got really boring after a while. So then I started experimenting. Most of the things I put it on tasted absolutely nasty. (Don’t put it on celery. Just don’t.) So I was really only grasping at straws when I dipped an apple slice in.

It was heaven.

The apple has that almost sour, citrus taste which is good, and the Nutella has that sugary chocolate flavor, and together they are simply amazing. Honestly. I probably ate more apples than I had in my entire life in a week’s time. It’s just that freaking delicious. I highly recommend you try it. And just brace yourself for the weird looks. Plus, it looks so much more attractive than sitting with a large spoon grasped in one hand and chocolate coating your entire mouth.

My other favorite sugary snack is Talenti Gelato. Gelato is basically really, really, really fancy ice cream/frozen yogurt. I personally think it has more of a flavor punch than ice cream, and it’s thicker than yogurt or custard. There is a brand that is sold in stores called Talenti, and they have about 10 or so different flavors depending on where you get it at. Kroger usually has the biggest selection, though last night at Wal-Mart they had a big selection, too. WalMart used to only carry one or two flavors at a time, so they must be gaining popularity.

Justin and I’s favorite flavors are Sea Salt Caramel, Double Dark Chocolate, Caramel Cookie Crunch, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and German Chocolate Cake. Ali’s favorite is Raspberry Chocolate, which is also very good. My personal all time favorite is Southern Butter Pecan, because the pecan chunks are small enough that you don’t have to chew every bite, and the flavor is legendary. They also have a pistachio flavor, a mango flavor, vanilla and a couple of others, but I haven’t tried those yet. They are all good, so go buy one. Fair warning though, it is way too easy to eat the entire thing in one sitting. I know, because I have done it. Many times. Usually, Justin and I each get our own so that we don’t devour an entire thing in one time. Right now there is a Southern Butter Pecan and a Double Dark Chocolate sitting at home in the freezer.

Long story short, go to WalMart and get yourself some Nutella and a bunch of apples, and then a couple flavors of Talenti, watch Game of Thrones (**SPOILER** THE BRAT IS DEAD! YES!!) on On Demand, and then come back and thank me later. You’re welcome.