Eat and Drink Free Nutella Cronut holes to celebrate Nutella's 50th anniversary On May 19, 2014, chef Dominique Ansel, who created the Nutella Cronut hole, gave away 2,000 of them in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Nutella in Madison Square Park in Manhattan. (Credit: Georgia Kral) By GEORGIA KRAL May 19, 2014 2:02 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Hundreds of people lined up at Madison Square Park Monday morning for the epic mash-up of Cronut and Nutella. 2,700 free Nutella Cronut holes were given out to hungry New Yorkers and tourists, as well as other Nutella-covered treats, from strawberries to croissants. The delicous (and very, very crowded) event was a celebration of Nutella's 50th anniversary. Chef Dominique Ansel created the Cronut holes especially for the occassion, and said he was happy to do so. He loved Nutella growing up. And he still does! Guess how many Nutella Cronut holes Ansel himself ate this morning? By GEORGIA KRAL Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.