cj wrote :
We love Nutella too, but why is it made in different formulations in different locations? The stuff I get at Costco is made in Canada and contains palm kernel oil (bad). The stuff I get at the local grocer is made in USA with soybeal oil. I'm sure the "real" stuff from Europe is completely different. Why?
manufacturers of ANY GOODS usually try to spend as little money as possibble to produce their goods . different government (health) regulations also come into play - nothing unusual about that , really .
another example is NIVEA skincream : produced originally in germany , but now also in USA , mexico , thailand ... and all slightly different .
(just don't substitute the NIVEA for NUTELLA on your toast - won't do a thing for your complexion !).