Italy’s richest man and the candy maker behind the iconic Nutella hazelnut spread died as millions of Americans indulged in his sweet creations on Valentine’s Day.
Michele Ferrero, whose company spawned Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Kinder eggs, died at age 89 at his home in Monaco. According to BBC News, Ferroro had been battling illness for months.
Ferrero’s father created what would later be widely known as Nutella during World War II when cocoa was in short supply.
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SOURCE: TIME, Maya Rhodan