Nutella hazelnut shortage: Prices for sugary spread likely about to increase (VIDEO).​

Does a Bad Year for Hazelnuts Mean Trouble for Nutella Lovers?​

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Aug. 25 2014 12:56 PM

Nutella Has a Hazelnut Problem

First Sriracha, now this.

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Nutella, topper of bananas and fancy toast, purportedly contains 94 hazelnuts in an average-sized jar. Meanwhile, the price of hazelnuts has spiked 60 percent this year, meaning that the 250 tons of Nutella sold every year will at the very least command a heftier price tag.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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