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Nutella makers change recipe; Twitterati go berserk

Nutella has had a change in recipe with the makers adding more sugar content and fewer hazelnuts and cocoa in it. Following this Twitteratis went frantic and created hashtags like #boycottNutella.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 9, 2017 8:42:38 pm
nutella, ferrero, nutella recipes, nutella recipe changed, nutella changes recipe, nutella adds more sugar, nutella contents, nutella india, indian express, indian express news Nutella makers have added more sugar and fewer hazelnuts. (Source: Pixabay)

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.”

But people are not happy with the change and angry fans condemned the change on Twitter and created hashtags like #boycottnutella and #NutellaGate.

The makers have been working on the recipe for quite a few years now.

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