Shelf Life of
Nutella

How Long Does Nutella Last?

How long does Nutella last?How long does Nutella last? Does Nutella go bad? The shelf life of Nutella, a creamy blend of hazelnuts, skim milk, cocoa and sugar, depends on a variety of factors including the Nutella’s  sell by date and how the Nutella was stored. Because Nutella has creamy texture, high protein value and chocolate taste it’s no wonder it’s popularity is growing. So, does Nutella go bad? Yes! Then how long does Nutella last? When properly stored, the shelf life of Nutella beyond its sell by date is approximately …

(Unopened) Pantry
Past Printed Date
Nutella lasts for 1-2 Months
(Opened) Pantry
Nutella lasts for 1 Month past the sell-by date, regardless of when it was opened



Of course, Nutella lasts for a shorter period of time it is not stored properly. Like most proteins, Nutella has a sell by date, which is simply the last date a store should sell the Nutella. You may safely use Nutella after the sell-by date for the time periods in the above table.

How to tell if Nutella is bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety discipline will help prevent food borne illness from Nutella. Does Nutella go bad? If you’ve ever tasted an old jar, you know the answer is yes. The sweet taste is replaced with an undesirable one when a chocolate nut spread like Nutella has gone bad. A common trait of Nutella going bad is a slow change in texture from soft and creamy to hard and dry. If the spread begins to smell rancid, then your nutella has gone bad and you must toss it. There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled Nutella, so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your Nutella prior to the eat by date.

How to store Nutella to extend its shelf life?

Proper food storage is the key to extending the shelf life of Nutella. You can help Nutella keep fresh longer by storing it in a cool dry place like your pantry, away from heat and light. Nutella should be stored with the lid tightly closed to keep out moisture and other contaminants. Keep it away from heat or the oils will separate. Nutella should NOT be refrigerated, refrigeration will make it hard and unusable. Always use a clean utensil to avoid cross contamination. Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

Interesting Facts about Nutella:

  • Nutella has been a breakfast spread in England for over 40 years and is now gaining popularity in the US and Canada.
  • A small jar (13oz) of Nutella contains over 50 hazelnuts [1].

  • How long is Nutella good for when prepared in a dish?

    How long does Nutella last? That depends. How long does bread last? Nutella lasts only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the recipe. To find out how long those other ingredients are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or search below!

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    What are our shelf life resources?

    Our Nutella content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Nutella.

    *An important note about expiration dates …

    Although the does Nutella go bad information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and used as a guideline. So, how long will food last? Let’s find out!