Nutella Added More Sugar to Its Recipe and People Aren't Having It
The consensus: It's just not the same.
If you woke up thinking today was just like any other day, you were wrong. Ferrero changed its years-old Nutella recipe, according to a Hamburg Consumer Protection Center Facebook post. According to the post, the ingredient list has slightly changed, with an increase in skimmed milk powder from 7.5% to 8.7% and an increase in sugar from 55.9% to 56.3%. (Want dessert without all the sugar? Try these no-sugar-added recipes that are naturally sweet.) The consumer protection center also noted that cocoa moved down on the ingredient list, giving the spread a lighter color. The changeover has already happened in Europe, but Ferrero hasn't specified whether the U.S. Nutella recipe will be affected.
It may seem like NBD since the composition of Nutella was more than half sugar to begin with-but the internet wasn't having it, some saying they'd #BoycottNutella. And it's true that sugar has some harmful effects on your body.
Others mourned the delicious chocolaty spread that they know and love. (Try these healthy swaps for your favorite childhood snacks.)
Ferrero's choice to use palm oil in Nutella has been another source of frustration since palm oil may be carcinogenic. Your best bet? DIY. We love these 10 delicious nut butters you can make and this healthier version of Nutella.