Being in a MOMS Club with over 50 members has quite a few advantages, and one thing I’ve learned is that Word of Mouth marketing works. If you can get a mom to buy or use your product and LOVE it, they will share it with everyone they know and whenever I have a house party, we talk about all kinds of things.
One of the topics of our recent house party was Nutella. Out of all the people I talked to about Nutella I only met one person that doesn’t like it, and I think it’s because he isn’t fond of Hazelnuts but everyone else I know LOVES Nutella. Me, I remember the first time I tried it. I was in college, can you believe, I never had Nutella until college? Well, I found that it was delicious, and the guys in the dorms, not only did they eat Nutella but they would often be known to combine Nutella with some stuff called Fluff.
My husband was looking at the nutritional information and Nutella is just as healthy as peanut butter and is quick and easy to use. It’s even great in recipes. My friend just made these Outside-In Strawberry Dippers and I made Nutella Pound cake (I’ll share the recipe soon) for our house party, and it was a big hit.
The theme of the Nutella Party was supposed to be all about breakfast. It’s quite important to start out your day and your kids’ day with breakfast. Eating breakfast has been linked to positivly benefiting cognitive functions related to memory, academic performance and school attendance. Skipping breakfast seems to cause increased snacking during the day.
Connie Evers, M.S., R.D., a registered dietitian and children’s nutrition expert says that “breakfast needs to be something families look forward to, rather than a stressful and challenging experience for moms and children.” Parents need to make sure that everyone gets up early enough for the whole family to have time to create breakfast and eat it. And she suggests (my biggest weakness here) that parents be a good example and eat breakfast too. My husband reminds me all the time how important it is for me to be a good example and sit down and have breakfast with the kids. It is true, if I have breakfast, I don’t need a snack before lunch. Nutella can be part of a balanced breakfast. Try using whole-grain toast, or whole grain waffles and instead of using syrup use nutella spread. Add some fresh fruit and 1% milk for a good balance of nutrition.
And I just had to add that My Princess had lots of fun helping me set up for the party!!
We received samples from MommyParties on behalf of Nutella to facilitate this review and enough to hand out for party favors during the party.