Nutella uses about 25% of the world's supply of hazelnuts

    The company that makes Nutella uses about 25% of the world's supply of hazelnuts.

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    Per each 13-ounce jar of Nutella, there are more than 50 hazelnuts, and there are more than 180 million kilograms of the hugely popular chocolate spread made every year.

    After Ferrero, the Italian company that makes Nutella, acquired a major hazelnut processor in Turkey, they became responsible for 25% of the world's supply of hazelnuts.

    And no wonder, there are more people consuming Nutella than ever before, with sales increasing 6.4% to $2.46 billion in 2013. It accounts for nearly 70% of all U.S. chocolate spread sales.

    Nutella originally started as a niche product that was first introduced in 1964 and has succeeded in world domination of the chocolate spread market thus far.

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