To further mention Nutella, its role in music, and how I became aware of Nutella in the USA…
I’d never tried Nutella until circa 2000 and the release of the proto peer-to-peer file sharing network Gnutella. Gnutella was created in response to the copyright issues of Napster, and had no central servers. This technology later contributed to the concepts behind Tor and Bitcoin.
Gnutella combines the GNU acronym (GNU’s Not Unix) of open-source software with Nutella. The creators of Gnutella ate a lot of Nutella at the time. GNU is a recursive acronym and programming joke (i.e., the name never ends). I’m guessing the eating of Nutella never ended (which may be why @prfallon69 gained 3 stone).
When Metallica and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) got a bunch of people kicked off of Napster for sharing MP3 files, file-sharing users moved to Gnutella and its many clones. The RIAA artists Metallica, Dr. Dre, and Alanis Morrissette were key anti-file-sharing spokespeople. Many people in Silicon Valley protested by smashing Metallica albums with sledgehammers and boycotting the artists involved. In the early 2000s the RIAA also sued individuals.
It wasn’t until around 2015 to 2016 that the RIAA capitulated to the file sharing culture, and only then did low-cost unlimited music subscriptions became the norm (e.g., Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon HD). Gnutella and the consumption of Nutella played a role.