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Nutella Fans Are Outraged By A Secret Change In Its Formula
By Izza Sofia, 07 Nov 2017
Nutella has confirmed that it is changing the recipe of its chocolate and hazelnut spread, which caused an uproar among its legions of fans.
Ferrero, the maker of the spread, acknowledged that it has adjusted its formula following a report by a German consumer group.
It was announced that a jar of spread made by the Italian chocolate firm now contains 8.7 per cent powdered skim milk, as opposed to 7.5 per cent previously, based on an analysis of the product label.
“The quality and all the other characteristics of Nutella remain the same,” the company said. “As the colour of the new Nutella is lighter, we are working on the assumption that skimmed milk powder was added at the expense of cacao,” it said, noting that Ferrero is not required to disclose the amount of cacao in Nutella.
Many Nutella-lovers took to social media to express their anger that the recipe of the chocolate spread has been altered.
One user said, “Ferrero changed the recipe for #nutella (at least in #germany) more sugar, less fat and probably less cocoa. Is it the 1st of April again?”
Another user tweeted, “Just heared that #Nutella changed their recipe. I mean come on there are things in life you CANT do! And this is one of this things! #sweets,” while another said “They have apparantly been making some changes to the Nutella recipe. #DontMessWithNutella #Nutella.”
Take a look at some angry comments below.
OH NO NOT A POP AT NUTELLA AGAIN !!!— markus DEX lehmann (@DJDEX6) November 6, 2017
LAST YEAR IT GAVE US CANCER . NOW THE COLOUR IS WRONG.
What even is "too sweet"? I know nothing of this concept.— Barry Greig (@BarryGreig16) November 6, 2017
[via Sky News, opening image via Twitter]
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