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This is nuts: It's world Nutella Day

(WLS/CNN) – It's world Nutella day!

Millions of people across the world are celebrating the tasty spread that combines hazelnuts and cocoa.

Nutella's origin can be traced back to the 1800s.

At the time there were plenty of nuts, but not much cocoa.

Toward the end of World War II, there was another cocoa shortage.

A pastry maker at that time, named Pietro Ferrero, started making a sweet paste.

In the 1960s, that paste was turned into something creamier and Nutella was born.

Popular Nutella recipes include Nutella banana bread and Nutella mocha latte.

But Nutella lovers are very creative, so there are a lot of ways to enjoy it.

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