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‘Potentially carcinogenic’ palm oil and half the jar is sugar: Viral photo claims to show what REALLY goes into a jar of Nutella

nutella viralNutella has come under fire since a photo went viral showing the raw form of the hazelnut spreads’ main ingredients:  palm oil, skim milk powder, cocoa, hazelnuts and sugar.

The viral photo – which apparently depicts the proportion of each ingredient – has sparked outrage because it shows a sizable amount of palm oil, which has been classified as potentially carcinogenic.

The parent company of Nutella, Ferrero, has refuted this claim and says the spread contains healthy and safe palm oil. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the photo for many was just how much sugar the spread appears to contain.

Ferrero said of the high amounts of sugar in their product:

‘One of Ferrero’s core nutritional beliefs is that small portion sizes help people to enjoy their favorite foods in moderation.’

While the parent company has failed to confirm if this photo is true, it lists sugar as its first ingredient on the product, which according to the food labelling instructions, means it is the largest amount of all the ingredients placed in the product.

nutellaNutritional information reveals that each tablespoon of the spread contains 8.9g of sugar – which equates to 227.2g in a 400g jar

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  1. It contains a lot of sugar in chocolate and cola. For this reason it is not a healthy food. Especially, cola has no benefits. It is best to consume less chocolate and no cola..

  2. Elendu's Girl-pickin

    chaiii!!!! Who’s doing this to our beloved nutella?

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