Wait, What? Nutella isn't a health food?  You mean to tell me that chocolatey, creamy, sugary, hazelnut heaven isn't a health food.  Seriously?!?!  A Nutella craze has over taken over.   I cannot even count how many facebook posts, Pinterest pins, and people I have seen carrying around spoons of Nutella in the last 6 months.  However, Nutella... healthy? Really? Somebody doesn't know this after the first spoonful.

According to ABC News:

Athena Hohenberg, a San Diego mother of a 4-year-old daughter,sued Ferrero USA, Inc., the makers of Nutella, for false advertising. In her suit, she claimed that she “was shocked to learn” that Nutella “was the next best thing to a candy bar.”

She argued that TV ads falsely promoted Nutella as a healthy breakfast option, while omitting the fact that a few tablespoons contains 200 calories, 11 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated), and 21 grams of sugar. She sought an order preventing Ferrero from marketing Nutella as “healthy,” “balanced nutrition,” and said her goal was to pursue a class-action suit.

I can understand how the commercial can be a little deceiving.

But as a mom, should you just trust a TV commercial, I mean c'mon really.  You can pick up the jar and see the nutritional information.


Or even look at the ingredients


I mean seriously, 11 grams of fat, 21 grams of sugar and 200 calories in a serving, that doesn't scream healthy does it.  Plus look at the ingredient list the no artificial colors or preservatives might seem healthy but read further to see it contains artificial flavors.

Well the woman won the lawsuit and apparently her claims were warranted, but c'mon we as parents have to take some of the responsibility of what we give are kids to eat.

Nutella is one of my favorite things to enjoy.  I like to have a spoonful on top of a piece of toast, top those awesome ginger snaps from World Market with it, eat it right out of the jar, or if I'm feeling really naughty mix it with peanut butter and YUM!

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