US company develops medical marijuana infused ‘Nutella’

US company develops medical marijuana infused ‘Nutella’

A Californian company called Organicares have added medical marijuana to Nutella, making it even more appealing to some consumers.


A CALIFORNIAN company has made one of Australia’s favourite chocolate spread, Nutella, all the more interesting to some consumers by lacing it with medical marijuana.

‘Nugtella’ is the creation of Organicares, a San Jose based company who are specialist makers of ‘medical edibles’. Their new spread is marketed as a “hazelnut spread with Medical Marijuana”. The marijuana is added by combining 320mg of hash oil with the chocolate base.

Whilst the packaging is similar to the original snack, there is no affiliation between Organicare’s Nugtella and the Nutella Ferrero Group, which is the fourth largest confectionery company in Australia.

As most know, Nutella goes well with everything; toast, pancakes and even on its own. Now it seems it goes especially well with a Californian medical marijuana card. Nugtella can only be purchased from medical marijuana dispensaries in California. Only those with a prescription for medial marijuana can buy products from these dispensaries.

According to Organicares Instagram page, the treat appears to be a hit amongst cannabis clubs across the state of California, the first state in the US to establish a medical marijuana programme.

The news has surfaced a week after Nutella announced the release of their official cookbook, that teaches people to make all kinds of desserts using their product.

Organicares also sells medical marijuana peanut butter — the chunky kind.

Courtney Greatrex

Courtney Greatrex

Courtney Greatrex is a student and journalist, studying at Goldsmiths, University of London. Growing up in the quiet suburbs of Perth (WA) left her wanting to experience the hustle and bustle of big-city life in London. When she isn’t running between lectures and her job in communications, Courtney edits the Goldsmiths student newspaper.