Nutella spread, in its earliest form, was created in the 1940s by Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker in Alba, in the Langhe district of Piedmont, an area that is known for the production of hazelnuts. Ferrero is the founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was too much little chocolate because there was short supply of cocoa due to World War II rationing.
So Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend the chocolate supply.
Nutella is now famous worldwide as a hazelnut chocolate spread.
Nutella contains 70% saturated fat and processed sugar by weight.