50% of this cult favorite snack is sugar.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 21, 2012
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It’s the first ingredient, in fact:

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“It’s basically icing.” ~ Reddit

“Did you know that each jar of Nutella contains 52 hazelnuts, cocoa and a glass of skim milk!?”

Read labels, see through the hype. Love is mindfulness.

Don’t buy the commercials: “Oh my! It has Hazelnuts in and gives you energy, especially for children at school!” Buy the food label—another government oversight program we’d be (even more) obese without (obesity is a huge cost to the American taxpayer, kills productivity, and of course most simply harms lives).

Read your food labels!

In the US state of California, Nutella’s manufacturer, Ferrero, was sued in a class action lawsuit and agreed to pay $3 million (up to $4.00 per jar in returns by customers) in a settlement in which Nutella’s misleading promotion led consumers to believe that Nutella carries nutritional and health benefits, marketing it as part of a nutritious breakfast. According to the lawsuit’s settlement in April of 2012, Ferrero must change Nutella’s labeling and some marketing statements. It will also have to remove television commercials and their website must be clean of any misleading nutritional and health claims.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “50% of this cult favorite snack is sugar.”

  1. Vision_Quest2 says:

    Thanks for telling us. I only tried that stuff once in my life. Decades later, I was on my way to trying the Nutella flavored Red Mango smoothie but I have slightly elevated blood glucose now. Finding out does not cramp my style because I don't have such a sweet tooth at all. My blood number problems (all of them) are practically all hereditary, as three of my siblings are also on statin drugs, including my skinny, never obese, sister.

  2. Karin says:

    I'm so glad that they are held accountable for the false advertising. I always cringed when I saw the advertisement. I always read labels and I have tasted the fattening, sugary stuff. Yes, it's basically frosting in a jar and NOT a wholesome breakfast food.

  3. Gita says:

    Why anyone would believe that commercial is silly… I can tell that Nutella is like icing and more desert like just by looking at it. But of course, its fair that Nutella should be more responsible and accountable for misleading advertising but we need to be a little more on top of things too.

  4. Nutrella uses a large amount of palm oil which is directly responsible for gorilla habitat devastation.