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Nutella-Lovers in Meltdown As It's Discovered The Recipe Has Changed

By Megan Cassidy

November 7, 2017 at 12:57pm

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Fans of Nutella may want to sit down for this. 

It turns out our lifeblood, that sweet chocolatey spread that makes everything better, has changed. 

And not for the better. 

Yep, Nutella lovers have threatened to boycott the product after it was discovered that makers 'secretly' changed the recipe in order to cut costs. 

The newer version of the chocolate spread reportedly contains less cocoa and hazelnuts, and more sugar and fat. Not ideal. 

On their Facebook page, the Verbraucherzentrale Hamburg (Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre) revealed that Ferrero, the Italian company that makes Nutella, has secretly altered the recipe to include more sugar and more powdered skimmed milk.

The sugar content has gone up from 55.9 to 56.3 per cent, while the milk from 7.5 to 8.7 per cent.

The consumer group state that the new Nutella has a lighter colour, and explain that by increasing the milk content, the company has been able to save costs on cocoa.

Ferrero, makers of Nutella, did admit that it has carried out some "fine-tuning" but that the nutrition value is "similar" to the original product, according to The Sun. 

That's not good enough for consumers, however, who are rallying against the brand on Twitter. 

Fans have threatened to boycott

What do you reckon? Would you boycott the product because of the new recipe? 

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