Yes, it does contain saturated fat and sugar but it also supplies a good amount of key vitamins and minerals that you need for good health, including fibre, iron and calcium.
We all need to watch our sugar intake these days but I'm still a firm believer in "a little bit of what you fancy does you good", and that certainly applies to Nutella.
And today is World Nutella Day when fans globally celebrate their love of the spread in a whole host of ways, from writing poems, taking selfies and creating Nutella inspired songs and pictures.
Nutella has long been a cupboard staple in our house. As nice as it is dolloped on toast, it's equally useful when melted slightly and added to ice cream or when adorning a home-made banana split.
There are, though, a whole host of more exciting ways you can use Nutella.
Pancakes are always popular - and it's Pancake Day on Tuesday 9th February! Why not combine Nutella with the zing of fresh raspberries?
Here are a few more suggestions.
French Toast Roll Ups
Discovered HERE at CinnamonSpice&EverythingNice.com.
Nigella's Nutella Cheesecake
Discovered HERE on www.nigella.com.
Netmums' Nutella Microwave Mug Cake
Discovered HERE at www.netmums.com.
Nutella Fairy Bread
Are you a fan of Nutella? How will you be eating yours on World Nutella Day?