The Nutella Truck Hits L.A. This Weekend

Did somebody say ’free samples’?
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The Nutella craze might seem like a relatively recent phenomenon in the U.S., but believe it or not, the Italian-imported chocolate-hazelnut spread has actually been around for 50 years.  To celebrate five decades of chocolately decadence, the Ferrero company is launching a “Spread the Happy” Nutella truck that will tour the country spreading joy and free samples to all—and you guessed, the truck hits Los Angeles this weekend.

From Saturday until Tuesday, the truck will be making stops at Olvera Street Plaza (Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), the Student Union Building at L.A. City College (Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), and in the heart of Westwood near UCLA (Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). According to a press release, fans will be treated to free samples of a variety of Nutella-dipped foods—we’d hazard a guess that waffles, bananas, and strawberries are involved—as well as interactive games (Nutella cornhole!) and Nutella swag giveaways via social media

If you’re worried about picking the food truck out of a crowd, don’t be: It’s accompanied by two giants inflatable jars of Nutella. Sadly, as far as we know, they aren’t actually filled with the sweet stuff.

For more info, follow the truck on Tumblr