By Rebecca Todd
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 02:23 PM EDT
Moving on to Germany, thieves recently made off with 5 tons of Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread worth over $20,000.
Let me just say, "Ew." Let's be honest for a moment. Honey and maple syrup I can almost understand; they both contain natural, sweet, sticky goodness. Nutella is frankly just noxious artificially flavored chocolate goo. Sure, they play it off as nuts, skim milk and a touch of cocoa. But it's actually packed with fat and sugar.
Advertisers promote Nutella as breakfast, which is a disturbing thought. To be honest, my mother-in-law once fed my toddlers cake for breakfast, because they were being picky and said that's what they wanted and, you know, she's grandma. But cake is a good breakfast food right? There're eggs and bread in there. And I would much prefer they eat cake than Nutella.
So what is the point of all these robberies and the current obsessions with sweets? Obviously there's more going on here than just people with extreme cases of sweet tooth, and it's a little more serious than parents stealing from their children's Easter baskets, which I would never do.
But if you're in the sweets business, beware. There's obviously a shady confection underground. I predict it won't be long before you're walking down a city street and hear, "Psst hey, buddy," coming from a dark alley. And the sinister character standing there won't want to sell you drugs. He'll be pedaling Nutella.
- Rebecca Todd is a freelance writer and the author of the book, What's the Point?, available at booklocker.com. Contact her at email@example.com.
July 30, 2014
July 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
July 7, 2014
June 19, 2014
June 11, 2014
June 7, 2014
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
A Missouri church finds itself in the middle of a media storm after the Missouri National Guard, citing short notice and time constraints, was not able to fulfill a request last week to appear at the church’s vacation Bible school.
August 1, 2014
© 2014 Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. ·
CNHI Classified Advertising Network ·
CNHI News Service
Associated Press content © 2014. All rights reserved. AP content may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Our site is powered by Zope. Some parts of our site may require
you to download the Flash Player Plugin.
Terms and Conditions
Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN
8109 Kingston St., Suite 500