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Kinder Chocolate


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Kinder Chocolate

A Kinder Chocolate bar split

One Kinder Chocolate bar = 12.5 g

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)


2,352 kJ (562 kcal)


53.5 g


53.0 g


34.8 g


22.6 g


8.7 g




123 mg


μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams

IU = International units


Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.


Kinder Chocolate ("Kinder" is German for "children") is a confectionery product brand line of Italian confectionery multinational Ferrero SpA. Kinder was developed and produced at Ferrero Germany (Frankfurt) in 1967 for the German market. One year later (in 1968) it was sold in Italy, before reaching the countries along the Mediterranean Sea.


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1 Products

2 Sponsor

3 References

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Kinder Bueno is a duo set of chocolate wafer bars containing a hazelnut cream filling and was released in the United Kingdom in 1999. These were marketed as the 'first Kinder chocolate for adults', and have gained the Kinder brand greater recognition in the UK. Kinder introduced a white chocolate version of Bueno in 2008.

Kinder Surprise is a hollow milk chocolate egg shell containing a toy. The outside surface of the egg is milk chocolate, and the inside is a "milky interior".[1] A capsule containing a toy is inside the chocolate egg.

Kinder Joy is similar in shape to the Kinder Surprise, it has a plastic egg-shaped packaging that is internally divided into two halves. One half contains two soft creamy chocolate layers, one milk-chocolate flavoured, one white-chocolate flavoured, which are eaten with an included spoon. Embedded in the ganache are two round, chocolate-covered wafers, which are filled with the same hazelnut cream found in Kinder Bueno. The other half contains a small toy.

Happy Hippos are a wafer coated hippo-shaped biscuit, filled with both a white filling and a hazelnut filling. Happy Hippos are also available in Chocolate flavour.

Kinder Chocolate is a fine milk chocolate with a milky filling, ranging from 4 to 40 bars.

Kinder Delice is a chocolate cake with a layer of milk inside and a milk chocolate covering.

Kinder Pingui is similar to Kinder Delice with the exception of a complete chocolate covering and more milky filling inside.

Milky Bites are small milk chocolate eggs, with a hazelnut and white chocolate filling and are also known as 'Schoko-Bons'.

Country Crisp, similar to the Kinder Schokolade, containing small pieces of cereal and grain within the chocolate filling, as well as a wafer casing. (Also known under the name 'Kinder Country' and 'Kinder Cereali').

Kinder Maxi is a larger version of the Kinder Chocolate.

Kinder Riegel is a milk chocolate stick with extra creamy milk filling.

Kinder Maxi King is a milk cake with a layer of caramel inside and a hazelnut chocolate covering.

Kinder Paradiso is a slightly lemon flavoured sponge cake, with a creamy milk filling in between and powdered sugar on the top.

Kinder Milk Slice is a chocolate sponge cake that has a creamy, milk filling in the middle.

Kinder ChocoFresh is a 2 layered chocolate bar. In the bottom, a layer of hazelnut cream then, a whipped cream base, then its coated with pure chocolate. (Available in some European countries)




Kinder sponsors the Italian and Portuguese national volleyball teams.




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External links[edit]

Ferrero Products - Kinder official Kinder site (in Italian)

Markenmuseum history of Kinder


Kinder Happy Hippo


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A typical Kinder Happy Hippo

Kinder Happy Hippo is a cookie/ made by the Italian chocolate and confectionery company Ferrero SpA.


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1 Taste

2 Availability

3 See also

4 External links





The  consists of a wafer biscuit shaped like a hippopotamus. Inside the crisp hollow biscuit are two flavors of icing: milk-flavoured and hazelnut cream in the original flavor, milk cream and chocolate cream in the cocoa flavor. The underside of the wafer is dipped in chocolate frosting sprinkled with crumbly meringue pieces.


Happy Hippo were made famous by a series of popular animated commercials featuring a dog and a hippo getting into various situations that generally end in the two sharing a Happy Hippo biscuit. The original light blue Happy Hippo character was created by the French designer André Roche for Ferrero chocolates in 1987 and became famous worldwide due to its repeated appearances as a toy in "Kinder Surprise" chocolate eggs. The Happy Hippo toys came in various costumes and character designs, including an authorized parody character (named "Hipperium") from the George Lucas Star Wars'' trilogy.


The Happy Hippo book series made its debut on August 15, 2009 which was published by Brandon Baume and Joel Robison. The second book of the series Happy Hippo's Halloween, was released on September 7, 2009, and the third book, Happy Hippo Saves Christmas, was released on November 20, 2009.




Kinder Happy Hippos can be purchased in parts of the United States (primarily in the Northeast and New York City), Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Romania, Cyprus, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Chile, and Brazil. In Latvia, they are mostly available at Sky.


In Australia, Kinder Happy Hippos started appearing in petrol stations and supermarket chains, developing a slightly cult-like following amongst some adults, before the biscuits were discontinued in 2010.


See also[edit]

List of chocolate bar brands

External links[edit]

More Happy Hippo Pictures

Happy Hippo Reviews



Kinder Surprise


Kinder Surprise is a chocolate egg that contains a toy inside a plastic shell.

Kinder Surprise, also known as a Kinder Egg or, in the original Italian, Kinder Sorpresa ("Kinder" is the German word for "children"), is a  manufactured by Italian company Ferrero. Originally intended for children, it is also popular with adult collectors[citation needed] and has the form of a chocolate egg containing a small toy, usually requiring assembly.


Contents  []

1 Description

2 Overview

3 Classification and identification

4 Limited editions

5 Controversy 5.1 United Kingdom

5.2 United States

5.3 Chile

6 Variations

7 See also

8 References

9 Further reading

10 External links





Each Kinder Surprise egg consists of a chocolate shell, a plastic container, the contents of said container, and an external foil wrap.


The chocolate shell is shaped like a chicken's egg. It is only about 2 millimeters thick, and consists of two layers: a milk chocolate layer on the outside, and a white chocolate layer on the inside. The shell is not a singular piece of material, but rather two identical halves split down a vertical line. These are lightly fused together just before the egg is wrapped, to prevent the halves from coming apart under the light pressures expected during transportation.


During the egg's production, before the halves are fused together, the plastic capsule containing the toy is placed inside. This capsule is made from thin, flexible plastic, and is often yolk-yellow (though in the past it was manufactured in a variety of colours). The capsule is made of two non-symmetrical, overlapping pieces: its bottom piece is almost as long as the entire capsule, and has two ridges protruding along its outer rim; the top piece is about half as long as the entire capsule, and has two corresponding ridges along its inner rim. When the pieces are pushed together, the ridges interlock and do not come apart without manual manipulation. To separate the two pieces, it is often necessary to apply pressure to the interlocking region at its opposite ends, bending it and causing the ridges to separate inside so that the halves can be pulled apart. Once the capsule is opened it can be re-closed effortlessly by pushing the two pieces back together.


The plastic capsule contains the toy itself (either in a single piece or in several pieces requiring assembly) and at least two pieces of paper. One paper lists the "choking hazard" warnings in multiple languages. The other paper shows assembly instructions for the toy and a picture of the assembled toy (if applicable), and/or an illustration of all toys belonging to the same line as the one contained within this particular capsule. Furthermore, many capsules include a small page of adhesive decals that may be placed on the assembled toy after construction.


Once the egg is assembled in the factory, it is wrapped in a thin metal foil bearing the Kinder Surprise brand name and various production details. The eggs may then be sold in any of a number of forms, often either individually or as a boxed set of 3 eggs. Some retailers will sell a tray of eggs containing 24 eggs in total.


Assembly of the toys requires no additional tools, as the pieces will simply lock ("snap") together. Assembly rarely takes more than a few simple steps. Most toys can be disassembled and reassembled freely, while a few cannot be disassembled without causing permanent damage. Over the years, Ferrero have also created a variety of no-assembly toys, whether more complex toys that can be used immediately or simple character statuettes made of a single, pre-painted piece of hard plastic.


During the 2000s, Ferrero redesigned the Kinder Egg's internal plastic capsule. The new design is visually and functionally similar to that of the original capsule, but it now consists only of a single piece of plastic with a hinge on one side. The size and specific design of each half of the capsule have also been slightly altered accordingly. The new capsule design is always made from yolk-yellow plastic.




Kinder Surprise originated in 1974 in Italy as Kinder Sorpresa.[1]


The toys are designed by both inside designers and external freelancers (for example the French artist André Roche based in Munich) and manufactured by many companies worldwide, such as Produzioni Editoriali Aprile, a small company based in Turin, Italy, run and founded by two brothers, Ruggero and Valerio Aprile.


Kinder Eggs are sold all over the world, including the United States, where they are sold in European Markets and Russian Deli stores, despite being illegal. To combat the ban, suppliers began to put them in a secured box and deliver it via shipping cargo (as a safer way to import Kinder Surprise in the United States) and put it in one vehicle.


In Europe they have become a minor cult phenomenon among adults. There is even a thriving collector's market for the toys. There are many types of toys available, but some of the most popular with collectors include the ever-changing series of small hand-painted figures (some have to be assembled); cartoon characters; metal figures; and jigsaw puzzles. Seasonal eggs are introduced around the holidays, such as the limited-edition creche collections (featuring such characters as the three kings, baby Jesus, and assorted barnyard animals) found around Christmas, and the huge ones found at Easter (extremely popular in Italy).


A relatively new innovation, triggered by the advent of the Internet, is the introduction of "Internet surprises". Accompanying the toy is a small slip of paper containing a "Magicode". This code gives access to games at the Magic Kinder website, some for downloading, some for playing online.


Classification and identification[edit]


Classifying and identifying Kinder Surprise toys is a rather complex exercise. There are several different lines, and a number of different numbering systems have been used over the years. Until the 1990s, the toys were seldom numbered at all, which can make identification difficult (although some early toys, especially hand-painted figurines, have a Ferrero mark). Kinder history can be broadly split into two periods: pre-2004 and post-2004. The pre-2004 toys were made by Ferrero. But in 2004, a Luxembourg-based company called MPG (which stands for Magic Production Group) took over toy production, although Ferrero continues to make Kinder Surprise chocolate.


In recent years, there have also been reproductions of older toys, which Kinder collectors frequently refer to as "recasts".[2] These "recasts" first appeared in Poland, but soon spread to other Central European countries and eventually to Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia and New Zealand. They have very similar papers to the original releases, but the numbering is slightly different. For example, a "recast" of K93 No. 81 is simply numbered "No. 81". Both the toys and papers have this altered numbering. Recasts are not very popular with collectors, but they are nevertheless sought after by completists.


Limited editions[edit]


In addition to the regular collectible toys, Kinder Surprise series generally contain special limited-edition sets. These sets tend to vary greatly between countries, with many variations in toys, but more especially papers, which tend to be unique to the specific countries in which the sets are released. Some sets are released in many countries, while others are only issued in one or two.


Hand-painted figurines are solid toys that generally do not require assembly. They are for younger children, but older people have been known to keep and collect the Kinder Egg Surprise toys. They are very popular with collectors. They can be broadly divided into two types: animal themes and cartoon characters. The earliest sets were released only in Germany and Italy, but after about 1993, they were released in many different countries. There have been many sets of metal figurines, the majority of them being soldiers, issued since late 1970.


Also, sets such as the 5 out of 5 aeroplanes have only been sold in the airports.[3]




United Kingdom[edit]


In 2000, the parents of three children in the United Kingdom, who died after choking on toys inside edible eggs, campaigned for the products to be withdrawn from the European Union.[4] Three children worldwide have died from choking on parts of the Kinder toy surprises after they had eaten the chocolate egg; another was attributed to another manufacturer’s product.[5][6]


Defenders of the chocolates said that these had been unfortunate fatalities. This was discussed in the UK House of Commons[7][8][9] and also by the UK Department of Trade and Industry which said, "The child’s tragic death was caused by the ingestion of a small part of the egg’s contents. Many other products and toys with small parts are available in the market place. If we were to start banning every product that could be swallowed by a child, there would be very few toys left in the market”.[10]


United States[edit]


The 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act contains a section highlighting that a confectionery product with a non-nutritive object, partially or totally embedded within it, cannot be sold within the United States, unless the FDA issues a regulation that the non-nutritive object has functional value.[11] Essentially, the 1938 Act bans "the sale of any  that has embedded in it a toy or trinket".[12]


In 1997, the staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) examined and issued a recall for some Kinder Surprise illegally brought into the US with foreign labels.[13] The staff determined that the toys within the eggs had small parts. The staff presumed that Kinder Surprise, being a chocolate product, was intended for children of all ages, including those under three years of age. On this basis, the staff took the position that Kinder Surprise was in violation of the small parts regulation and banned from importation into the US.[13]


Kinder Surprise eggs are legal in Canada but are illegal to import into the U.S. In January 2011, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) threatened a Manitoba resident with a $300 (Canadian dollars) fine for carrying one egg across the U.S. border into Minnesota.[14] In June 2012, CBP held two Seattle men for two and a half hours after discovering six Kinder Surprise eggs in their car upon returning to the U.S. from a trip to Vancouver. According to one of the men detained, a border guard quoted the potential fine as US$2,500 per egg.[15]


In 2012, the FDA re-issued their import alert stating “The embedded non-nutritive objects in these confectionery products may pose a public health risk as the consumer may unknowingly choke on the object”.[16]


Kinder Surprise bears warnings advising the consumer that the toy is "not suitable for children under three years, due to the presence of small parts" and that "adult supervision is recommended".[17]




In 2013, during the government of Sebastian Pinera in Chile they remained banned products Kinder Surprise under the new law "Super 8" legal text that prohibits commercials aimed at children under 14 years and all the gifts that come with the products, such as toys, figurines fashioned children's film, tattoos sticking with water, plates, silverware and other incentive to favor the purchase. Of course, this law always meant to target packaged food and not fast food (hamburgers) and that which is produced directly in the kitchen. [18]



Kinder Surprise Maxi is a larger variation of the Kinder Surprise which includes larger toys.

Kinder Joy has a similar external shape to the Kinder Surprise, but is internally divided into two halves. One half contains milky cream and cocoa cream, with two crispy wafer-balls, and the other half contains a small toy.[19]


See also[edit]

Wonder Ball


Easter egg

Choco Treasure




1. ^ The Kinder Story

2. ^ RECAST Toys 2000/2001 list!

3. ^ Unpacking special edition Kinder surprise eggs

4. ^ Parents hit out at EU over tiny deadly toys. Emma Brady, The Birmingham Post (England), Sep 12, 2000

5. ^ Mother calls for ban after girl chokes on Kinder egg.

6. ^ Three-year-old French girl chokes to death on a Kinder Egg toy; Firefighters managed to resuscitate the child before she succumbs to brain damage caused by the lack of oxygen, Kate Ng, Independent, 21 January 2016

7. ^ UK House of Commons Sitting of 16 July 1985 – Confectionery

8. ^ UK House of Commons Oral Answers to Questions – Trade and Industry – 6 December 1989

9. ^ UK House of Commons Written Answers to Questions – Trade and Industry – 9 November 1989

10. ^ UK Department of Trade and Industry Press Notice – 14 August 1985

11. ^ 1938 Food and Drug Act

12. ^ New York Times, “Giants in  Waging Battle Over a Tiny Toy”, 9/28/97

13.^  to: a b CPSC Office of Information & Public Affairs, Release #97-172, August 18, 1997, “Kreiner Recall”

14. ^ [1]

15. ^ Lynn, Jamie. "Seattle men busted at the border with illegal ". KOMO News. Retrieved 28 November 2012.

16. ^ FDA Import Alert 34-02

17. ^ Kinder Surprise Packaging Warning labels

18. ^ In June the law take effect "SUPER 8": The popular chocolate bar will be "high in" calories, fat and sugar

19. ^ Kinder Joy Product Information


Further reading[edit]

Sarah Schmidt (17 December 2009). "Kinder Surprises: Banned in the U.S.A.". Canwest News Service. Retrieved 4 December 2015.


External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kinder Surprise.

Kinder official website


Kinder Bueno


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Kinder Bueno


Kinder Bueno


One serving of Kinder Bueno = 43 g

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)


2,378 kJ (568 kcal)


 49.5 g


37.3 g


 4.2 g




 106 mg


μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams

IU = International units


Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.


Kinder Bueno (kinder is German for "children", bueno is Spanish for "good" or "tasty") is a chocolate bar made by Italian confectionery maker Ferrero. Kinder Bueno, part of the Kinder Chocolate brand line, is a hazelnut cream filled wafer with a chocolate covering. It is sold in packs of two, three, six, and boxes of twelve.


Kinder Bueno was first marketed in Italy and Germany in 1990. It became available in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Israel and Greece in the mid-1990s, in Spain, Gibraltar starting in 1999, and has been common in Bulgaria, Canada, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom since 2004. It is also common in Ireland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, Algeria, Macedonia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Turkey and Finland. It has become increasingly more available in the United States, carried at some major chains, like World Market, along with other Kinder products such as Kinder Country Crisp, Kinder Chocolate, Happy Hippos and Kinder Surprise.




The Kinder Bueno bar is made in the Ferrero factories of Villers-Écalles, France and Warsaw, Poland. In its early beginnings, the twin kinder bueno had hazelnut cream inside an actual hazelnut shell, but because the product was targeting children the idea was dropped after only 2 years, and only the nut filling remains. In 2012 they made the same bar, except with ingredients such as white nougat and white chocolate.


External links[edit]


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kinder Bueno.

Kinder Bueno Ad on YouTube



Kinder Joy


Kinder Joy

Kinder Joy packaging.jpg

Kinder Joy on store shelves

Produced by

Ferrero SpA





Related brands

Kinder Chocolate

Kinder Surprise


Kinder Joy or Kinder Merendero (it) is a  made by Italian confectionery company Ferrero as part of its Kinder brand of products. It has plastic egg-shaped packaging that splits into two, one half contains layers of cocoa and milk cream and the other half contains a toy. Kinder Joy was launched in Italy in 2001 and as of 2014 was sold in more than 100 countries.[1]


Contents  []

1 Overview

2 History

3 References

4 External links





Kinder Joy's packaging, sealed halves, interior and toy

Kinder Joy is a brand within the Kinder line of chocolate products sold by Ferrero.[2][3] It has a plastic egg-shaped package with a tab to open it into two halves.[2] One sealed half contains layers of cocoa and milk-flavoured creams topped with two cocoa wafer spheres, to be eaten with an included spoon.[4][5] The other half contains a toy.[3][6] As of 2015, it was produced in Poland, India, South Africa, Ecuador, Cameroon,[1] and China.[7]



Ferrero launched Kinder Joy in Italy in 2001.[5] It was sold in Germany from May 2006,[8] in China from 2007,[5] and was introduced in India in 2009.[9][10]


In 2011, Ferrero opened a factory in Baramati, India to make the eggs, in addition to other products including Tic Tacs.[9] In 2015, the company opened its first factory in China in the Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou, which produced Kinder Joy as its first manufacturing line.[11] As of September 2015 Kinder Joy was one of the highest selling  products in the Chinese market and had received Nielsen China’s Breakthrough Innovation Award.[7]


Kinder Joy became available in Ireland in 2015.[3] In November 2015, Ferrero announced that it would sell the eggs in the United Kingdom, starting in December 2015.[2]




1.^  to: a b "Focus Kinder Surprise and Kinder Joy". Ferrero SpA Corporate Social Responsibility. Ferrero SpA. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

2.^  to: a b c John Wood (13 November 2015). "Product news: Kinder spreads Joy". Forecourt Trader. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

3.^  to: a b c "Bringing joy this spring". Scottish Grocer and Convenience Retailer. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

4. ^ "Ferrero unveils limited edition gifting and treat lines". Convenience Store. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

5.^  to: a b c "Ferrero profits jump in 2014 as Kinder eggs sales soars". 26 March 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

6. ^ Simon Gwynn (10 November 2015). "Ferrero expands Kinder range with Kinder Joy". The Grocer. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

7.^  to: a b "Ferrero Group Launches the First Plant in China". Shanghai Morning Post. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

8. ^ Peter Stiff (20 January 2006). "Ferrero looks for growth in North America". Confectionery News. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

9.^  to: a b Ajita Shashidhar (30 March 2014). "Unwrapped; How Italian Confectionery Giant Ferrero Created a Market for Premium Chocolate in India". Business Today (India). Retrieved 1 December 2015.

10. ^ Ratna Bhushan; Sagar Malviya (23 April 2013). "How Ferrero India's surprise toy inside Kinder Joy helped it beat Nestle's chocolate division". The Economic Times (India). Retrieved 1 December 2015.

11. ^ "Italian Chocolate Giant Launches the First China Manufacturing Plant in Hangzhou". Xinhua News Agency. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.





Not to be confused with Gnutella.


Logo Nutella.svg



Place of origin


Region or state



Ferrero SpA

Main ingredients

Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa solids, milk powder

Food energy

(per serving)

 205 kcal (858 kJ)

 Cookbook: Nutella   Media: Nutella


Nutella (/nuːˈtɛlə/; Italian pronunciation: [nuˈtɛlla]) is the brand name of a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread.[1] Manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero, it was introduced to the market in 1964.[2]


Contents  []

1 History

2 Ingredients

3 Production

4 Processing

5 Nutrition

6 Storage

7 Class action lawsuit

8 See also

9 References

10 External links



Nutella, in a jar and spread on bread, along with hazelnuts and a pitcher of milk

Nutella on display in 2016

Pietro Ferrero, who owned a bakery in Alba, Piedmont, an area known for the production of hazelnuts, sold an initial batch of 300 kilograms (660 lb) of "Pasta Gianduja" in 1946. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing.[3] So Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend the chocolate supply. This "Pasta Gianduja" was originally a solid block, but Ferrero started to sell a creamy version in 1951 as "Supercrema".[4]


In 1963, Ferrero's son Michele Ferrero revamped Supercrema with the intention of marketing it throughout Europe. Its composition was modified and it was renamed "Nutella". The first jar of Nutella left the Ferrero factory in Alba on 20 April 1964. The product was an instant success and remains widely popular.[5]


In 2012, French senator Yves Daudigny proposed a tax increase on palm oil from €100 to €400 per metric tonne. At 20 percent, palm oil is one of Nutella's main ingredients and the tax was dubbed "the Nutella tax" in the media.[6]


World Nutella Day is February 5.[7]

On 14 May 2014, Poste italiane issued a 50th anniversary Nutella commemorative stamp.[8][9] The 70 Euro cent stamp was designed by Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato and features a jar of Nutella on a golden background.[8] Ferrero held a Nutella Day on 17 and 18 May to celebrate the anniversary.[10]




The main ingredients of Nutella are sugar,[11] palm oil, and hazelnut,[12] followed by cocoa solids and skimmed milk. In the United States, Nutella contains soy products.[13] Nutella is marketed as "hazelnut cream" in many countries. Under Italian law, it cannot be labeled as a "chocolate cream", as it does not meet minimum cocoa solids concentration criteria. Ferrero consumes 25 percent of the global supply of hazelnuts.[14]


The traditional Piedmont recipe, Gianduja, was a mixture containing approximately 71.5% hazelnut paste and 19.5% chocolate. It was developed in Piedmont, Italy after taxes on cocoa beans hindered the manufacture and distribution of conventional chocolate.[15]




Nutella is produced in various facilities. In the North American market, it is produced at a plant in Brantford, Ontario in Canada [16] and most recently in San José Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico.[17]


For Australia and New Zealand, Nutella has been manufactured in Lithgow, New South Wales since the late 1970s.[18]


Two of the four Ferrero plants in Italy produce Nutella, in Alba, Piedmont, and in Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi in Campania.[19] In France, a production facility is located in Villers-Écalles.[20] For Eastern Europe (including Southeast Europe, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic and Slovakia) and South Africa, it is produced in Warsaw and Manisa. For Germany and northern Europe, Nutella is produced at the Ferrero plant in Stadtallendorf, which has been in existence since 1956.[21]


Ferrero also has a plant in Brazil, which supplies the Brazilian market, with part of the production being exported overseas.[22]



Nutella is a form of a chocolate spread. Therefore, the production process for this food item is very similar to a generic production of chocolate spread. Nutella is made from sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, and vanillin.


The process of making chocolate spread begins with the extraction of cocoa powder from the cocoa bean. These cocoa beans are harvested from cocoa trees and are left to dry for about ten days before being shipped for processing.[23] Typically cocoa beans contain approximately 50 percent of cocoa butter; therefore, they must be roasted to reduce the cocoa bean into a liquid form.[23] This step is not sufficient for turning cocoa bean into a chocolate paste because it solidifies at room temperature, and would not be spreadable. After the initial roast, the liquid paste is sent to presses, which are used to squeeze the butter out of the cocoa bean. The final products are round discs of chocolate made of pure compressed cocoa. The cocoa butter is transferred elsewhere so it can be used in other products.


The second process involves the hazelnuts. Once the hazelnuts have arrived at the processing plant, a quality control is issued to inspect the nuts so they are suitable for processing. A guillotine is used to chop the nuts to inspect the interior.[24] After this process, the hazelnuts are cleaned and roasted. A second quality control is issued by a computer-controlled blast of air, which removes the bad nuts from the batch.[24] This ensures that each jar of Nutella is uniform in its look and taste. Approximately 50 hazelnuts can be found in each jar of Nutella, as claimed by the company.[25]


The cocoa powder is then mixed with the hazelnuts along with sugar, vanillin and skim milk in a large tank until it becomes a paste-like spread.[26] Modified palm oil is then added to help retain the solid phase of the Nutella at room temperature, which substitutes for the butter found in the cocoa bean. In addition, whey powder is added to the mix because it acts as a binder for the paste. Whey powder is an additive commonly used in spreads to prevent the coagulation of the product because it stabilizes the fat emulsions.[27] Similarly to whey powder lecithin, which is a form of a fatty substance found in animal and plant tissues, is used to emulsify as it promotes homogenized mixing of the different ingredients allowing the paste to become spreadable. It also aids the lipophilic properties of the cocoa powder which, again, keeps the product from separating.[25] Vanillin is added to enhance the sweetness of the chocolate. The finished product is then packaged.




Nutella contains 10.5 percent of saturated fat and 58% of processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories including 99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated) and 80 calories from 21 grams of sugar. The spread also contains 15 mg of sodium and 2g of protein per serving (for reference a Canadian serving size is 1 tablespoon or 19 grams).[28][29]



The label states that Nutella does not need to be refrigerated. This is because the large quantity of sugar in the product acts as a preservative to prevent the growth of microorganisms. More specifically the sugar acts as a preservative by binding the water in the product, which prevents the microorganisms from growing.[30] In fact, refrigeration causes Nutella to harden because it contains fats from the hazelnuts. When nut fats are placed in cold temperatures they become too hard to spread. Hazelnuts contain almost 91 percent monounsaturated fat, which are known to be liquid at room temperature and solidify at refrigerator temperatures.[31][32] Room temperature allow the product to have a smooth and spreadable consistency because the monounsaturated oils from the hazelnut are liquid at this state. [33] In addition, the palm oil used in Nutella does not require refrigeration because it contains high amounts of saturated fat and resists becoming rancid.[34] Therefore, Nutella can be stored at room temperature in the cabinet without going rancid before the best before date. The remaining ingredients in Nutella ,such as cocoa, skimmed milk powder, soy lecithin, and vanillin also do not require refrigeration.[35] Hence, Nutella does not need to be put in the refrigerator after opening.


Class action lawsuit[edit]


In the United States, Ferrero was sued in a class action for false advertising leading to consumer inferences that Nutella has nutritional and health benefits from advertising claims that Nutella is 'part of a nutritious breakfast'.


In April 2012, Ferrero agreed to pay a $3 million settlement (up to $4 per jar for up to five jars in returns by customers). The settlement also required Ferrero to make changes to Nutella's labeling and marketing, including television commercials and their website.[36]


See also[edit]



Spread (food)

Ferrero Rocher



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Hanuta is a German sweet by Ferrero consisting of hazelnuts and chocolate sandwiched between two wafers. The name hanuta is an acronym for Haselnusstafel, German for "hazelnut bar".




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2 Ingredients

3 References

4 External links





Ferrerro's Hanuta Chocolate Hazelnut  Wafers come in a 10 pack of wafers. The  is better known as a hazelnut sandwich with a thick layer of hazelnut chocolate with tiny chunks of hazelnut throughout and in between two crispy chocolate wafers. The chocolate that is used resembles a dark chocolate instead of a milk chocolate.[1]




Vegetable fat

Wheat flour


Sweet whey powder

Fat reduced cocoa

Whole milk chocolate

Skimmed milk powder



Semisweet chocolate

Concentrated butter

Emulsifier lecithin (soy)


Sodium hydrogen carbonate

Vanilla sugar[2]




1. ^ "Ferrero Hanuta Chocolate Hazelnut ". The Online  Shop. Retrieved 10 January 2013.

2. ^ "Ferrero Hanuta, 10-pack". German Shop 24. Retrieved 10 January 2013.


External links[edit]

Hanuta website (German)


Ferrero Rocher


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Ferrero Rocher, with the central hazelnut clear in the cross-section

Ferrero Rocher is a spherical chocolate sweet introduced by Italian chocolatier Ferrero SpA.




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2 Ingredients

3 Advertising

4 Cultural impact of U.K. advertising campaign

5 See also

6 References

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Introduced in 1982, the chocolates consist of a whole roasted hazelnut encased in a thin wafer shell filled with hazelnut chocolate and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts.[1] The sweets each contain 73 calories and are individually packaged inside a gold-coloured wrapper. Rocher comes from French and means 'rock' or 'boulder',[2] after a grotto in the Roman Catholic shrine of Lourdes, reflecting Michele Ferrero's devout faith.[citation needed] Other notable Ferrero SpA brands include Nutella, Kinder Chocolate and Tic Tac.[3]




Milk chocolate 30% (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, anhydrous milkfat, food additives [lecithin, vanillin]), Hazelnuts 28.5%, Sugar, Vegetable oil, Wheat flour, Whey powder, Low-fat cocoa Food additives [lecithin, raising agent, vanillin]. Allergen information: contains milk, hazelnut, gluten, soy.[4]




In all countries where the product is sold, the advertising campaigns portray parties or formal occasions in which guests are served Ferrero Rocher by their hosts. Ferrero Rocher is traditionally associated with Christmas and New Year and in some countries it is policy to market Rocher only during winter.


Cultural impact of U.K. advertising campaign[edit]


In the United Kingdom in the 1990s, an advertisement series was based upon a party in a European ambassador's official residence and it has been repeatedly parodied in popular culture since.[5] The opening voice-over (by UK actor Jonathan Kydd) explains, "The Ambassador's receptions are noted in society for their host's exquisite taste that captivates his guests".[6] The concept of a butler wandering between party guests holding a silver tray with a pyramid of Ferrero Rocher has become a trope and a popular stereotype of diplomacy in general. There has been discussion about the socio-economic targeting of the advertisement and the extent to which it may or may not be insulting to the more down-market audience to whom it was presented as an aspirational brand by means of an Italian advertisement dubbed in English, such as in this quotation from the New Statesman:



Within this inner sanctum of the smart set, a distinguished manservant glided silently through the moneyed throng, with a pyramid of golden baubles, perched on a silver salver, offering a huge piled plate of the sweets to the guests at an embassy party.[7]


See also[edit]

Gianduja (chocolate)





1. ^ A Brilliant Idea … Ferrero Rocher.

2. ^ "rocher - traduction - Dictionnaire Français-Anglais".

3. ^ Nurun Italia. "Ferrero - The most famous products".

4. ^ Nurun Italia. "".

5. ^ Wood, Zoe (17 November 2009). "Family behind Ferrero Rocher linked to deal with Cadbury". The Guardian (London).

6. ^ Crowther, John (23 April 2011). "You're spoiling us, Mr Ambassador! That laughable Ferrero Rocher advert wasn't a joke at all - it was the Italians' idea of style and class". Daily Mail. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

7. ^ William Cook (14 February 2000). "Eurochoc". New Statesman. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2009.


External links[edit]


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ferrero Rocher.

Ferrero UK website

Ferrero U.S. website

Gianduja (fr.wikibooks)




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Ferrero Küsschen (meaning little kisses) are Ferrero company chocolates that consist of a whole roasted hazelnut filled with hazelnut cream including vegetable oil and covered in milk chocolate.

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2 Sales

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The chocolate consists of milk chocolate 31% (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, butter oil, emulsifier lecithin (soy), vanillin), hazelnut (27%), dark chocolate 15% (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier lecithin (soy), vanillin ), vegetable oil, sugar, Protein enriched whey powder, Low fat cocoa and vanilla.




Ferrero Küsschen were launched in 1968. The box consists of 5 or 32 pieces. Gift boxes come with 14 or 20 chocolate packets.


Earlier Ferrero used to vend the same chocolates under the name Mon Chéri in the USA. In Germany one can still buy chocolates called Mon Chéri.




Ferrero pulled an advertising campaign in Germany for a white chocolate version of Ferrero Küsschen that featured the slogan "Germany votes White".


Ferrero, an Italian brand, withdrew the ads, which were timed to coincide with the German political elections, after furious Germans compared them to propaganda for Germany's far right, anti-immigrant NPD party.


The advert promoted the white Ferrero Küsschen, which had previously only been available seasonally in Germany. Created by ad giant M&C Saatchi, the ad featured a giant, talking chocolate box telling supporters at a rally: "We want white Ferrero Küsschen forever." The supporters held placards reading "Yes Weiss Can", meaning Yes White Can – a play on Barack Obama's famous campaign slogan "Yes We Can" – while a poster is unfurled reading "Germany Votes White".


The advert provoked outrage on social media.


Ferrero's Facebook page hosted a debate on the ads, with one contributor writing "I hope the advertisers behind this dumb campaign get a chocolate kiss stuck in their throats, and there aren't any Nazis around to dislodge it."


"It is important for us to clearly stress that we are strictly against any form of xenophobia, right-extremism or racism," Ferrero said in a statement. "All of our assertions were purely about white chocolate – and without xenophobic intent. We regret that the commercial was misunderstood and the product messaging was otherwise construed."


The ads, which appeared as Germany responded to rising refugee arrivals amid far right protests, are in contrast to the runaway success of Ferrero's 1990s ads for its Rocher chocolates, which featured a waiter toting a tray of chocolates around an ambassador's reception. [1]




Ferrero Kisses (Küsschen) are well known for their slogan: "Give a Küsschen to your friend!"


Mon Chéri


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Mon Chéri chocolates.

Mon Chéri, French for "My darling," is an internationally known brand name of the Italian Ferrero company for a chocolate confectionery.


The Mon Chéri is a single-wrapped combination consisting of a "heart" of cherry (18%) floating in a liqueur (13%) and contained in a bittersweet chocolate housing (49%). Each praline contains 46 calories and is packaged in a red/pink wrapper.[1] There is no disclaimer on the packaging denoting the liqueur center, but the labeling lists cherry and liqueur.


Mon Chéri appeared for the first time in Italy in 1956. From 1960 it was produced and marketed on the French and UK markets, and from 1961 on the German market. The name was chosen as a reference to the French way of life and was quickly adopted as brand name for the international market.


For the American market Mon Chéri was actually filled with hazelnuts and did not contain liqueur,[citation needed] similar to the Ferrero Küsschen that are sold in Germany and Denmark. After more than 20 years this variety was discontinued, except in Puerto Rico where it is imported from Germany as "Mon Cheri."[citation needed] Most other markets still sell the cherry-filled Mon Chéri.




1. ^ (French)Ferrero website


External links[edit]

Ferrero Mon Chéri official website



Pocket Coffee

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Pocket Coffee

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One Pocket Coffee praline

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)


1,754 kJ (419 kcal)


57.8 g


19.0 g


4.0 g


μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams

IU = International units


Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.


Pocket Coffee is a brand name of the Ferrero company for a chocolate confectionery, sold internationally. The pralines are individually wrapped and consist of Italian liquid espresso encased in a shell of dark chocolate. They were marketed for the first time in Italy in 1968.[1]




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2 Availability

3 References

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An unwrapped Pocket Coffee

Pocket Coffee has a liquid center.Coffee (sweetened liquid)

Chocolate (paste)

Chocolate milk

Cocoa butter

Cocoa paste





Pocket Coffee is sold most widely in Italy because of the Ferrero headquarters in Alba, Piedmont; the second most availability is Germany.


For many years, it was extremely difficult to obtain them outside of Europe but, while distribution is still limited, it is now available online and in certain major food markets. As is also the case for Ferrero Rocher, Mon Chéri, and Raffaello, the production restricts the sale to only the winter months (November to April).




1. ^ "Pocket Coffee". Ferrero Italia. Retrieved 21 March 2014.

Raffaello (confection)



Raffaello is a spherical coconut-almond confection that manufacturer Ferrero SpA[1] brought to the market in 1990. The total almond content accounts for 8% of the weight, and the total coconut content is 23.5%.


The praline comprises a spherical wafer which is filled with a white milk cream and white blanched almonds. It is surrounded by a coconut layer. Raffaello contains no chocolate, but does contain lactose, making Raffaello incompatible for lactose intolerant consumers. Likewise, almonds instead of hazelnuts are included, which is relevant for hazelnut allergy.


Ingredients list for Raffaello[2][edit]

Vegetable fats

Desiccated coconut


Skimmed milk powder


Wheat flour

Sweet whey powder

Natural flavor

Emulsifiers, lecithin (soy)

Raising agent sodium





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2. ^


Tic Tac


"Tic tac" redirects here. For other uses, see Tic tac (disambiguation).

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US Cinnamon-flavored Tic Tacs

Tic Tac (officially styled as "tic tac") is a brand of small, hard mints, manufactured by the Italian confectioner Ferrero, and available in a variety of flavors in over 100 countries.


Tic Tacs were first produced in 1969. They are usually sold in small transparent plastic boxes with a flip-action living hinge lid. Originally, Tic Tacs were dyed specific colors for different flavors. In many countries, the transparent plastic boxes are colored but the actual Tic Tac pieces are white.




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2 Manufacturing

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3.2 Ingredients

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5 References

6 External links





Tic Tacs were first introduced by Ferrero in 1969, under the name "Refreshing Mints". In 1970, the name was changed to Tic Tacs, after the distinctive sound of the mints rattling in their container.[1][2] Besides the original "Orange" and Fresh Mint flavors, several new varieties were added, including aniseed, cinnamon (or "Winter Warmer"), an orange and grape mix (in 1976), spearmint, peppermint, Powermint, sour apple, mandarin, tangarine, berry, fresh orange, strawberry, wintergreen, pink grapefruit, orange and lime together (in 1978[3]), cherry, passion fruit (in 2007), pomegranate (in 2010), mango, and lime. The grape flavor was eliminated in 1976 because of health concerns about the red dye amaranth (FD&C Red #2), a suspected carcinogen. Orange Tic Tacs were sold without the Grape.


Other innovations have included holiday gift packs for Christmas, Easter, St Patricks Day, and Valentine's Day.


Since 1980, the Tic Tac slogan has been "The 1½ Calorie Breath Mint".


During the 1990s, "double packs" were introduced, featuring a regular Tic Tac container with two flavors inside. Available combinations included Tangerine and Lime, Orange and Grape, and Berry and Cherry.


In the UK, France, Ireland, Italy and Australia Tic Tacs are noted as being less than two calories with the slogan "Two hours of Tic Tac freshness in less than two calories". In Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and used once in the United States, the Tic Tac slogan is "it's not just a mint, it's a tic tac". In India, the Tic Tac slogan is "Refreshment to be shared".


In 2006, Tic Tac introduced a "Bold" edition with more intense flavors of Mint and Fruit.


Orange Tic Tacs featured prominently in the 2007 film Juno, in an orange box with white color candies as are sold in Canada and Brazil. Film promoters distributed boxes of the candies prior to the film's release.


In 2008, Tic Tac introduced Tic Tac Chill, which are slightly larger than ordinary Tic Tacs and come in a dual-opening packaging, using the traditional living hinge or a sliding opening on the front of the case. These come in three flavors: Exotic Cherry, Berry Blast, and Paradise Mint. Tic Tac Chill mints are also sugar free, the Exotic Cherry ones instead being sweetened with xylitol.


Orange, Mint, Spearmint, Mintensity, Peach and Passion, Strawberry Mix, Cherry, Elaichi (cardamom) and Banana are available in India.[citation needed]


Tic Tac sometimes provides limited editions to promote movies.[4] In 2015, a special Minions movie edition was produced containing banana or passion fruit flavoured Tic Tacs. There were three different covers with pictures of either Stuart, Kevin or Bob.




45% of the world's Tic Tacs are manufactured in the Ferrero factory in Cork, Ireland.[5]

Nutrition facts[edit]

For Fresh mint (Europe/US); Peppermint (Australia)

Nutritional information[edit]

Per 100 g – Energy 1663 kJ (391 kcal), Protein 0.1 g, Carbohydrate 97.5 g, Fat 0.4 g.

Per Tic Tac – Energy 8 kJ (2 kcal), Protein 0 g, Carbohydrate 0.5 g, Fat 0 g.



Sugar, maltodextrin, tartaric acid, natural and artificial flavors, rice starch, gum arabic, filling agent (magnesium stearate), artificial colors, glazing agent (carnauba wax).


Each pack weighs 15–18 g and contains about 36 Tic Tacs. New packs in Australia and Canada weigh 24 g and contain 50 Tic Tacs, and the Tic Tac "Big Box" weighs 49 g and contains 100 Tic Tacs. The "Big Pack" weighs 29 grams (1 ounce) and contains 60 pieces. The "Jumbo Pack" weighs 98 grams (3.4 ounce) and contains 200 pieces.


Each Tic Tac weighs just under 0.5 g. Since US federal regulations state that if a single serving contains less than 0.5 g of sugars it is allowable to express the amount of sugar in a serving as zero,[6] and since a single serving of Tic Tacs is a single Tic Tac, Tic Tacs are labeled in the US as containing zero sugar.


See also[edit]


Ipso ()



Life Savers and Breath Savers





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2. ^ "Tic Tac History", Official Tic Tac website, retrieved 2014-12-30

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4. ^ "Tic Tac - Timeline Photos | Facebook". Retrieved 2015-06-27.

5. ^

6. ^ "21 CFR 101.9 (c)(6)(ii)". Retrieved 2012-01-04.


External links[edit]


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tic Tacs.

The official Italian Tic Tac website

The official US Tic Tac website

The official German Tic Tac website