Sunday, September 13, 2015

Nutella.


Yes, I am dedicating an entire blog post to Nutella and there is zero shame.

 A few months ago I had stumbled across a couple articles on Italian Nutella vs American Nutella. Which is about to be so confusing because Nutella is originally from Italy, but I’m talking about Nutella that was made in Italy. Anyways I had read that Italian Nutella is better than American Nutella. There is all of this hullabaloo over this because both Nutella's have the same ingredients, but they supposedly tasted different.

Which I have had this theory for years that European Nutella in general is better than American Nutella (I mean, my theory in life is European food in general is better). When I went to France I bought a jar of Nutella and thought it was better than the Nutella here. Except when I told people everyone told me I probably thought it tasted better because I was in Paris…. Curses of being the youngest, no one ever believes what you say. 

Anyways since reading up about Italian Nutella I have been dying to try it, which I happened to mention to my parents months ago. Well, I came home for the weekend and my parents recently went to an Italian store in Arlington and my dad surprised me with a jar of Italian Nutella!!

The verdict:

Italian Nutella is totally better than American Nutella. The Italian Nutella is richer, smoother, slightly nuttier, and I think the chocolate tastes better, it's not as sugary or processed tasting as the American one. The differences between the two are slight but they are definitely present. My theory on the taste difference is just that the Italian one is probably made with higher quality ingredients.

So basically you will 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I'm Home!! (kinda)

Hi guys! Long longtime no post yet again, whoops! But life has just gotten crazy!
For those who were not aware, which I am sure is many of you. The other week I went on family vacation to London for ten days, August 12-23. Which I didn't bring my computer with me when I was there, as I didn't want to haul it around the airport and I knew I wouldn't really have time to use it once I was there.


Anyways, right after I got home I had to pack up and go off to school! Which I have been so busy with all of that. Between trying to move in, then I'm a small group leader for CRU this year so that has kept me super busy these past few days, and starting school, I feel like I've barely had time to breath. So I have a lot of life to update you on and many of posts planned!

But first...

Guys let me tell you, I am in love with London. Which isn't exactly new news... This wasn't my first trip to London, I had been previously on a school trip and feel in love with the city then. But, when I went in high school I didn't exactly get a really good feel for the real culture of the city since we mainly did touristy things and couldn't explore the city and shops and restaurants and things. I was honestly a bit worried on this trip that I wouldn't love the city as much as I did, as I wasn't going to be there with all of my closest friends and I was actually going to see more of the city than just the Tower of London and the London Eye. But I can say that I am absolutely in love with London, I still love just as much, if not even more.


I have several London posts planned that I'm super excited to post! The only problem is I just have to write them first... hah! But I decided I would break it down and do roughly 3 posts each dedicated to sights, food, and shopping!

Check back for those posts and I definitely want to try to post more than I have been!

Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda