Nutella just can’t seem to catch a break. A couple of weeks after the whole ‘can the palm oil in Nutella cause cancer controversy’ – read more about it here – the internet has found another reason to be horrified about the contents of the chocolate hazelnut spread.
Sugar Spells Trouble
Six days ago, a Reddit user who goes by the name Mr Flow posted a representation of what Nutella contains in a form which helps us understand the ratio of ingredients. The picture was originally created by Verbraucherzentrale Hamburg, a German consumer protection agency.
Yes, you saw right. Sugar makes up almost half of that bottle while coca and hazelnut each have less than 1/4. Of course, the sugar content in Nutella has always been what it is but seeing it represented this way is a little… jarring – do you see what we did there?
Most of the internet agrees that the representation is a little worrying. Since the photo has been posted, its gathered 1493 comments as well as numerous reports in the media and tweets:
"What's REALLY in Nutella will shock you!"
Oh, sugar and oil? A-derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
— Christopher (@chrisopotamia) January 19, 2017
why is anyone ever surprised about shit like this. nutella, a very sweet chocolate spread, is full of sugar. wow https://t.co/ctX0aKTcmX
— alina 🌹 vote labour (@alinadorothea) January 20, 2017
People shocked that Nutella contains sugar?Seriously?They didn't know?
Palm oil is bad though.Sadly most things have it in.#WarOnPalmOil
— Anna Passey (@MissPassey) January 20, 2017
Considering the palm oil controversy, we think Nutella may need to take some steps to fix its image soon what say you?