Updated: November 9, 2017 8:42:38 pm
Nutella, the gloopy chocolate and hazelnut spread which was created after World War II by Chef Pietro Ferrero has become a worldwide food phenomenon. Add it on toasts, ice creams, waffles or just eat it directly from the jar by the spoonful, it’s versatile and well loved by food lovers. But the recipe has underwent a secret change with more sugar and fat being added to it and fewer hazelnuts and cocoa. Also, the colour is brighter now, and the content of powdered skimmed milk has increased from 7.5% to 8.7%, and sugar from 55.9% to 56.3%.
Nutella USA took to Twitter to announce the change, “our recipe underwent a fine-tuning and continues to deliver the Nutella fans know and love with high quality ingredients.” They further added, “sugar, like other ingredients, can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.”
Hi @spunky3825 our recipe underwent a fine-tuning and continues to deliver the Nutella fans know and love with high quality ingredients.
— Nutella (@NutellaUSA) November 8, 2017
But people are not happy with the change and angry fans condemned the change on Twitter and created hashtags like #boycottnutella and #NutellaGate.
Upping the sugar content. Upping the fat content. Reducing the hazlenut count. All on the sly. Do nut buy this product #BoycottNutella
— jackrobbins (@johnthorin) November 7, 2017
How n why will they change #Nutella.. why why why?? 😒
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) November 7, 2017
— Noémia Melo Ferreira (@meloferreira2) November 7, 2017
— Irene Naranjo (@Irene_IRN_Irene) November 8, 2017
— Sheryl Carter (@spunky3825) November 8, 2017
Not enough #Nutella was sweet enough to blow bloodsugar through the roof, u make it even worse??how can quality remain the same if u change the recipe?😅 #nonsense #boycottNutella @NutellaGlobal @Nutella_Italia
— Norbert Jakab (@norbert_jakab) November 8, 2017
The makers have been working on the recipe for quite a few years now.
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