It’s a fact that Nutella is the best. It’s also a fact that Nutella is a nightmare. The chocolate hazelnut spread is so delicious that it’s practically impossible to not eat an entire jar of it in one sitting. But when you’ve been eating Nutella for days and it’s still sitting in your pantry, it’s time to put your jar in the fridge.
Nutella should be stored in the refrigerator, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Nutella is high in fat and sugar, so it’s best to keep it in the refrigerator,” the website explains.
You can store the jar in the fridge for about two weeks, or up to a month if it’s a smaller jar, the Mayo Clinic says. If you want to make sure it lasts longer, the Mayo Clinic recommends storing it in a tightly sealed container in the freezer.
Nutella is best stored in an airtight container, the Mayo Clinic says. It’s also important to store it in the fridge. “If it’s left out on the counter or in the refrigerator, it can go bad quickly,” the website says.
But don’t go tossing Nutella in the trash after just one jar. “Nutella can be used for many different things, so if you get tired of eating it on toast, add it to a smoothie, use it to make a pie crust, or add it to a frosting or cream cheese for a sandwich,” the website explains.
This is a good time to remind you to never eat or drink something that you haven’t tasted first.
If you’re storing Nutella in the pantry, the Mayo Clinic recommends keeping it in a sealed container or bag.
“The Nutella should be stored in a sealed container in a cool, dry place,” the website says. “This can help prevent the spread of bacteria and spoilage. Keep Nutella in a sealed container in the pantry.”