Nutella variations

Apparently the French and German versions of Nutella vary somewhat:

French Nutella is sweeter and tastes more like nuts.
German Nutella includes more cocoa.

The biggest difference is the texture, French nutella is softer than the German kind.

Thanks to Booksprite for sending me the link.

The Nutella Alternatives Group at Flickr

Yay, the Nutella Alternatives group is growing (world dominion imminent…).

Recent additions include:

pseudo Nutella

Duo spread

The question

Why spend so many hours and bytes on Nutella and derivatives?
It’s a web differentiator! And when people wander thru the shopping aisles with their phone cams they need a purpose.

The Flickr group lists all the details:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/nutellaalternative/

Childhood memories

As regular readers of Chiperoni know, the author grew up under African skies. Nutella and all subsitutes thereof were unknown. A friendly soul somewhere in Germany sent a package containing a small bucket in brown plastic of Nutella-like bread spread.

At school my Nutella sandwich was commented with a universal “Yuck“. South Africans, Brits, Zimbabweans, Indians, North Americans and Malawians didn’t even try it.

More for us and some classmates from the Netherlands.

I -in turn- never really acquired a taste for Marmite.

The slides

Here are the slides of my talk that I just held at the STC Transalpine Chapter Conf:

They’re very minimal and short… but over time I’ve collected a lot of examples at the back of my head so that I easily managed to fill the 1 hour slot. The online demo worked well with the mobile access card I had (big relief). A little slower than WLAN but ok.

I’ll post a list of online resources on blogging, RSS feeds, and WordPress sometime soon.

A couple of complimentary links:

Buon weekend,
nchenga

Weekend posting…

I’ve been lazing around watching sports on TV… instead of going jogging myself. It’s raining, but that’s no excuse for a northener, is it?

Here are a couple of links that crossed my paths this week:

Strategic commenting provides a good write-up how you can build a community around your blog thru thoughtful and interesting comments.

Mlle A. sent me this background article on Online Plagiarism. Beats me why people copy entire blogs word for word … List and quote from your sources, but don’t just copy and pretend its your own. It’s your personal mix of links and views that makes blogging special.

And then there’s the link to the temporary results of my study on Nutella alternatives. So far one other person has joined me. If you get to try a chocolate spread by another manufacturer, please tag your Flickr pics/blog entry with “Nutella alternative”.

Buon weekend,
nchenga