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Do you need to keep nutella in the fridge?

(22 Posts)
smurfgirl Sat 27-Jun-09 20:58:53

Dh says yes I say no.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 27-Jun-09 21:00:07


(what does it say on the tub?)

Phoenix Sat 27-Jun-09 21:00:49

No mine's in the cupboard.

MrsBadger Sat 27-Jun-09 21:01:01


in fact if you do it stuffs it up royally IME
goes rock-hard and grainy and you have to chisel it out

TrinityRhino Sat 27-Jun-09 21:01:06

no you dont
and you would have a hell of a trouble spreading it if you did

FruitynNutty Sat 27-Jun-09 21:01:13

It's full of sugar so no. I really want a tub now! sad

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 27-Jun-09 21:01:33


How could you get it onto the spoon spread it on the bread?

BonsoirAnna Sat 27-Jun-09 21:01:54


smurfgirl Sat 27-Jun-09 21:02:19

Tub says dark and cool which DH says means fridge.

I am so smug glad that I am right hehe!

Biccy Sat 27-Jun-09 21:03:49

I say no. I have these arguments with DP all the time - he thinks I should keep Branston Pickle in the fridge, I mean, it's a 'preserve', the clue's in the title surely. Sorry, nutella clearly is not a pickle or preserve, just had to take the chance to rant, there's so much clutter in my fridge that really needn't be there it drives me mad. No no no to Nutella. And like everyone else says, it just goes hard and useless...

Biccy Sat 27-Jun-09 21:05:19

Ah, I think you can rest your case, if it had to go in the fridge it would say 'refrigerate after opening and consume with x days'. Like, erm, Pesto.

iwouldgoouttonight Sat 27-Jun-09 21:06:52

I bought nutella for the first time last week and it said on the label 'do not refrigerate'. DP still put it in the fridge though. Quite annoying as he routinely leaves marg, milk, etc out on the worktop!

I'm not allowing myself to buy it again as every time I went into the kitchen I had to have a spoonful and it lasted about a day. blush

Waswondering Sat 27-Jun-09 21:07:42

Sadly in our house it rarely makes it to cupboard or fridge -

It's a rare treat, involving teaspoons,

Y'see, you need to get the top layer levelled and attempts to do so mean that sooner, rather than later, you expose the glass at the bottom.

Or is that just me? blush

PestoMonster Sat 27-Jun-09 21:07:48


Biccy Sat 27-Jun-09 21:26:06

Thank goodness somebody else understands about keeping things level too! DP eats icecream straight from the tub round the edges creating a mountain effect in the middle... this is because the edges are more melted. I, of course, am forced to eat the mountain, because the icecream must be level.

Juwesm Sat 27-Jun-09 22:04:43

Refrigerated Nutella is a tragedy. Then you have to try and put it in the microwave to soften it enough to spread it, then you overheat it and it goes grainy.

Dark and cool = cupboard, dark and cold = fridge.

But then, I don't keep ketchup in the fridge, and that does say on the bottle that you should. It's all a conspiracy to make you throw away good food and purchase more....

<<Dons tin foil hat>>

Biccy Sat 27-Jun-09 22:11:39

Oh, I'm with you juwesm, ketchup is in the fridge here due to DP, but left alone I wouldn't keep it there. I also woudln't naturally keep jam in the fridge, as long as you use a clean spoon to get to the jam, and not a buttery knife...

Juwesm Sat 27-Jun-09 22:17:56

Hmmm, now I do keep jam in the fridge, but only as it seems to develop furry coating fairly quickly. Though as you say, it could be a butter contamination issue. We do do the spoon thing now, so perhaps will investigate.

Weirdly, I keep wholegrain mustard in the fridge, but English and dijon in the cupboard. What's that all about?

ABetaDad Sat 27-Jun-09 22:41:12

Nutella in cupboard as it goes rock hard in fridge but jam always in fridge.

EsmeWeatherwax Sat 27-Jun-09 22:47:35

I keep nutella in the jar for about three seconds, after that its fairly much in my tummy. I've just hoovered a jar of it not ten minutes ago. In my defence, I can't drink cos of bf-ing.

But never in the fridge.

MrsBadger Sun 28-Jun-09 14:14:40

[food spoilage scientist hat]
getting butter in the jam does not cause the fur
think about it
butter doesn't go furry, does it?

leaving the lid off lets mould spores in the air settle on the surface of the jam
if you eat it up fast this is fine as you scoff them before they grow
and keeping it in the fridge means it's too cold for them to grow

but letting it hang about with the lid off and then storing it at room temp is a route to fur

TubOfLardWithInferiorRange Sun 28-Jun-09 16:29:28

No-peanut butter isn't refrigerated either. I read recently that ketchup purveyors are now saying that open ketchup in fridge is only good for three months.

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