October 13, 2009
At some point in your life, you are introduced to Nutella. And the second the first molecule passes your lips, you are convinced that there is nothing better in this world.
And then, you realize that Nutella is fattening – that as delicious as it is, you cannot have too much of it, lest you embiggen yourself.
And then, it occurs to you that sometimes you just don’t want Nutella. That other things are tasty too – like, for example, macaroni and cheese. Even someone with as devoted a sweet tooth as yours craves a little savory from time to time.
And then someone reminds you about peanut butter. That delicious, reliable standby, that can be both savory and sweet. The sandwich staple that you thoroughly enjoyed until Nutella came along and ousted it. And you think that maybe you didn’t really like Nutella all that much anyway, that the less expensive, sometimes more versatile peanut butter is really the answer to your craving.
And then you remember that peanut butter is pretty goshdarned fattening, too. And peanut butter gave you asthma attacks when you were little. And frankly, as tasty as peanut butter is, it’s not that transcendent, sublime taste or texture that only Nutella can provide.
And it doesn’t go NEARLY as well with raspberry anything.
So you continue to run that extra mile and cut your calories elsewhere, because as much as Nutella requires certain sacrifices, so does peanut butter. Or cheese. Or pasta.
And Nutella is worth it.