People around the globe are celebrating World Nutella Day on Monday, February 5. Fans of the Chocolate spread are posting about their favorite treat on social media. However, many people don't know that the spread dates back to the 1800s. It was popular during that time because there were plenty of hazelnuts but very little cocoa. Toward the end of World War II, it was extremely hard to find cocoa. So, what was done?

Origin of Nutella

A pastry maker named Pietro Ferrero began making a sweet paste that could be spread on bread or crackers. It was not until February 5, 2007 that American blogger Sara Rosso established the first World Nutella Day.

The woman loved the spread so much that she wanted it to have its own day so people could celebrate it along with her.

Today, people all over the world have shared their posts on social media which include personal messages, photos, and recipes. Nutella [VIDEO] has its own Facebook page and Twitter account. That's because so many people love it. Nutella has become so popular that people talk about how good it is at home, at their job, at school, and wherever they meet other lovers of the spread.

Ways to celebrate

There is a long list of things to do to celebrate the popular spread.

First of all, you can eat as much of it as you want. The taste will put you in the mood to do other things. The list includes coming up with a Nutella recipe. Some already include Nutella banana bread, Nutella mocha lattes, and Nutella martini's

Lovers of the sweet treat have posted poems and songs. There are photos of individuals posing with the food. People have drawn pictures of it in jars or on bread. Others have gone all-out and hosted their own Nutella parties which come one day after many Super Bowl [VIDEO] parties.

What is really special about the day is that longtime consumers are known to introduce the treat to those who have never eaten it. There are videos posted online of the introductions. Newbies are served Nutella to be eaten right out of the jar with a spoon or in a bowl like a person eats ice cream. They are given the spread with a banana and in sandwiches. The expressions on their faces are priceless as they taste the food for the very first time.

The first-time eaters of Nutella describe it as heavenly and the food of happiness. Last month, a video went viral of shoppers in France as they went crazy when Nutella was on sale at a 70 percent discount.

Do you love Nutella? What is your favorite way to eat it? How are you celebrating World Nutella Day? Whatever you do to celebrate, enjoy your Nutella treat.