UPDATE: Nutella in Australia has NOT made any changes to its recipe and the following article is in regards to Nutella internationally.
Everyone LISTEN UP RIGHT NOW! Despite serenading John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ to our jars of Nutella countless times, the team over at Ferrero have decided to make changes to our precious chocolate-hazelnut spread.
According to The Daily Mail, the Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre has posted an announcement on their Facebook page confirming that, wait for it, Nutella now contains 8.3 per cent skim milk instead of the usual 7.5.
“The quality... and all the other characteristics of Nutella remain the same,” the company has reassured us all.
As an AVID Nutella consumer, I’ve noticed the spread is producing more and more oil every time I buy a new jar. Is this new recipe to blame? Or is it just because Nutella has a sh*t load of modified palm oil? Look, I don’t know.
"As the colour of the new Nutella is lighter, we are working on the assumption that skimmed milk powder was added at the expense of cacao," the post read.
A spokesperson for Ferrero internationally has since stated:
“We have recently carried out a fine-tuning in line with the evolution of consumers’ tastes. The quality, safety, sourcing and all other characteristics of the Nutella ingredients remain the same.
"The ingredient list can always be found on the jar and on the Nutella website. From a nutritional point of view, all relevant aspects remain similar.”
There is no word yet if the changes have occurred solely in Hamberg, Germany or in other countries, but social media is reacting.
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