Sometimes a screen name sticks. And sometimes it’s just sticky. For this post, I invite you to the sticky, chocolaty story behind one of my online aliases — nutellachino.

A nutellachino is a sandwich that I dreamed up long ago, an invention born of necessity more than inspiration. Back in high school, I would come home from soccer practice, and in my calorie-depleted state, descend savagely upon our food supplies. Usually our well-stocked cupboards absorbed my attack — there was always an endless heap of perverse American snacks: Poptarts, Otis Spunkmeyer muffins, M&M ice cream sandwiches, and the like.

But every once in a while, the house’s sugar stock ran low. And in those cases, desperate times called for desperate measures. ENTER THE NUTELLACHINO

The ingredients for this tasty treat are simple. Grab some toast, a jar of Nutella, and some cappuccino powder (yes, coffee snobs, I know that this is a lowly ersatz product). Spread said chocolaty goodness onto toasts. Add powder as desired. Viola!

Yum! Good to the last crumb! (^o^)

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