Nutella Loses "Healthy" Lawsuit
Slimy gelatinous not-chocolate muck Nutella has lost the class-action lawsuit filed against it for claiming it was a healthy food item. In fact, one serving's ingredients are "comparable to a Three Musketeers bar."
“Defendant’s claims regarding Nutella are also false and misleading because they omit that Nutella contains over 55 percent processed sugar, the consumption of which has been shown to cause type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems,” the suit said. Particularly popular in Europe, especially Italy, Nutella is a breakfast and snack staple. Creative home cooks have been known to use it as a substitute in recipes for chocolate-banana crepes or chocolate thumbprint cookies. Basketball star Kobe Bryant formerly served as the spread’s spokesman. It even has its own fan-started “World Nutella Day.” The chocolate topping is made with sugar, palm oil and hazelnuts. A few tablespoons of Nutella contain about 200 calories, 11 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated) and 21 grams of sugar.As part of the massive settlement, Ferraro USA has agreed to compensate American customers for up to the cost of five jars of Nutella ($20). The actual payout will depend on how many people apply.