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Tango0124 Dec 2016 2:41 p.m. PST

"It's been a rough week worldwide, but McDonald's Italy has topped it off with a sweet, albeit gastronomically confusing, reinvention of the classic hamburger. Introducing the "Sweety Con Nutella" (or "Sweety With Nutella" for those not brushed up on their Italian prepositions). That's right—Nutella, the hazelnut and cocoa spread often first encountered on study abroad programs in Europe.

McDonald's Italy announced the sweet treat in a Facebook post on Thursday, which managed to rise to the top of many a feed despite the heavy saturation of politically-charged exchanges following the U.S. presidential election.

Though seemingly puzzling, it actually makes complete sense that McDonald's Italy would create this masterpiece. After all, Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and, of course, of Nutella itself. Piedmontese pastry maker Pietro Ferrero invented the sweet spread in 1946 to pair perfectly with bread, according to the Nutella website. Little did he know then that a global fast food restaurant chain that claims to have served over 99 billion people would see an opportunity to work it into its ever-changing menu…"
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