Our hazelnuts have always been the signature ingredient of Nutella®.
It was during the postwar period that Nutella’s creator had the brilliant idea to combine the delicious hazelnuts, typical of the Italian region of Langhe, with cocoa, an ingredient that was hard to obtain at that time.
In recent years, we have begun to invest also in the processing and transformation of hazelnuts, through the acquisition of leading Italian and Turkish companies at the forefront in this field. Thanks to this acquired experience we invested also in Chile, building from scratch a plant for processing and transformation of the hazelnuts. This has allowed us to acquire new know-how, further improving our selection and processing capacity of this delicious fruit. In fact it’s in these specialized facilities that we conduct those crucial steps to guarantee a better roasting and the excellent taste: the sorting by caliber and the selection.