‘Who can take a sunrise,
Sprinkle it with dew,
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two?
The Candyman can, cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good’
Can you imagine a world without the gooey, creamy, heavenly goodness of Nutella? Imagine not being able to dig out a large spoon of the rich chocolate and hazelnut paste from the fat jar, plonking it into your mouth, rolling your tongue around, and then making sure that you lick the last little trace off the spoon…
Can you imagine not having the simple joy of popping a little ball of Ferrero Rocher into your mouth, slowly sinking your teeth into its crispy coat, through the soft chocolatey core to reach the whole large hazelnut nestling inside, and crunching into it?
Or a world without the sheer magic, fun and surprise of the Kinder Joy – something that makes little kids go egg-static…
These are just some of the wonderful things that the big daddy of the chocolate world, Michele Ferrero, dreamed up, invented, and left back in plenty for us as his legacy, before passing on to sunnier climes. And as a true lover of Nutella, (and a true fan of his genius!) here’s my heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the real-life Willy Wonka – a one-finger foodie salute, the same finger I use to clean up a jar of Nutella 🙂
Michele Ferrero – Rest. In. Sweet.