Even at the age of ten I knew that Nutella was not a healthy food. It was delicious, creamy, rich and eaten on special occasions. That's not to say I don't eat it - I do. But in moderation and as a treat. Like spread on warm, just from the oven croissants after a long run....
So I have to admit that the recent class action lawsuit against Nutella seems kind of ridiculous to me. The makers of Nutella, Ferrero, settled for three million dollars. Anyone who purchased Nutella between 2008-2012 can jump on the bandwagon and make up to $20 for being "misled" by the advertising.
So here's my question: Is it the responsibility of individuals and parents to READ THE LABELS of food to determine if it is a healthy breakfast food, or do companies have a responsibility to be clear about the nutritional benefits (or lack thereof) in their items?
What are your thoughts on this? Should people really benefit from the unclear advertising of Nutella?
I fully support the idea that Nutella should have to change their advertising to be clear that - guess what - melted chocolate isn't super healthy. Shocking. But awarding the customers? Meh. Not sold.
More importantly, how delicious is Nutella? Favorite way to eat it?
Off a spoon is good enough for me. But when there's a little bit left in the bottom of the jar, I like to dump in some coconut flakes and crushed almonds and then mix it all up. HEAVEN.