I still remember the day I first discovered the harmonious union of Nutella and tortilla chips—a dorm room invention if ever there was one. A friend and I were lying around in beanbag chairs at around three in the morning, staring down his nearly-full jar of Nutella. We had run out of the potato bread we’d been spreading it on. He didn’t have any other bread, or crackers, or cookies, or anything remotely carby to slather with Nutella. And though we could have just reached for two spoons, we weren’t quite at the straight-from-the-jar phase.
That’s when it hit me.
I rummaged through the cabinet and unearthed a half-full bag of very stale tortilla chips. I dipped one into the jar—and Nutella Chips were born. The salty, crunchy chip proved the perfect counter to the hazelnut spread’s gooey sweetness. And ever since, tortilla chips have been my favorite Nutella vehicle. (Well, maybe second to street crepes in Paris.)
Of course, dishing up Nutella in salsa-portioned chipfuls leads to a pretty intense sugar high. But for an occasional nibble, it’s my very favorite snack. What are your favorite unusual snack combinations?