Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nutella Glasses! Nutella Glasses!

Nutella Glasses!!!!

Ever since I was a little Brownie, I've loved Nutella glasses. Before Nutella was widely available in the States, you could find it in Italian import stores and it came in these cool glass jars that could be reused as glasses. Now you get get Nutella at practically every grocery story and bodega. Alas, US distributed Nutella comes in plastic though. No nifty reusable glass. So I had to resort to importing them into the country myself. Oh, the lengths I've gone to bring Nutella glasses back to NYC...

So I was delighted to discover that DeLaurenti's Food Market in the Pike's Place Market actually sells the imported Nutella glasses!

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Now what is so great about these Nutella glasses? Why isn't the good old American plastic jar good enough for you, Brownie? Well...the 200g glasses when emptied of their chocolate hazelnutty contents make the perfect tumbler. Just right for a glass of milk or juice. The glasses are pleasant to hold and I love the shape--classic and understated. It feels sturdy in your hands. And best of all...you get the two for one deal of Nutella and nice drinking glasses. Win-win.

Much like Welches, Nutella also occasionally puts cartoon characters on their glasses. Personally, I prefer the classic glass sans cartoons, but different strokes for different folks. The glasses will run you $5.99 each. Not cheap, but when you consider that you're getting the Nutella and a good quality drinking glass, it's not too bad.

DeLaurenti Bag

DeLaurenti's Market
1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-622-0141
Toll Free: 800-873-6685

9 comments:

Kelli said...

I live near Pikes place market. Yeah for me. And we just started eating nutella (I know we are slow)

Katie said...

In the UK nutella comes in glasses pretty much as standard and your right, they are really nice to drink from.

Gen said...

does this mean you no longer need the Canadian version? I am so happy you found them closer to home ...

Nick D said...

Buon Italia in Chelsea Market always has the 200g glass jars. In fact, I just picked one up this last weekend. I think it was closer to $6.50, but that's Manhattan pricing for you. Have you noticed (or is it just me) that the glass jarred import version has a slightly less sweet flavor and a slightly thicker consistency than the plastic tubbed american version. Oh...they also sell the ever popular 5 KILO tub there.

Brownie said...

Thanks for the tip, nick d! So excited to know that I can get my beloved glasses closer to home!

Renata said...

Does anyone know where you can get the glass-jar kind in Chicago?

Renata said...

Hi, me again. So, I'm thinking about ordering from this deLaurenti's...is that first picture on the blog from the actual store? I am excited about having real Nutella from Italy and glasses to use afterwards.

Naomi Ross said...

I was wondering if anyone knows where you can find old special editions of these glass cups. I purchased one from Italy back in spring of 2008 and my friend broke it. I was hoping to find a cup with a character from the winx club on it. If anyone finds info about this please let me know at: naomi_ross86@yahoo.com. Thanks!

SARAH said...

I love these tumblers too here in the UK!! We love drinking red wine out of them....VERY European!!