As a rule, I no longer let myself buy Nutella. One spoonful turns into three, and before a week has passed, I’m rinsing out the plastic jar for the recycling bin. But as we all know rules can be broken, especially when it is for an important cause like research for a food blog. You can imagine my excitement when JIF came out with a product similar to Nutella. Somehow it seems like less of an indulgence to eat an “American” product straight out of the jar. The fancy “European” product must be richer, fattier, and overall worse for the consumer. On the contrary, Nutella is a better choice nutritionally. The first indication is on the front label. JIF’s product is described as “Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread” while Nutella is a “Hazelnut Spread with Skim Milk and Cocoa”. I couldn’t believe my eyes- skim milk! Nutella also has 3 grams less fat, 30 fewer calories, half the sodium, and extra protein. So how do they compare flavor-wise?