Nutella has made two major changes to its famous recipe
I have a lot of love for the chocolate-y heaven that is Nutella, some might describe it as an unhealthy obsession but you know whatever, I'm okay with that.
However, there's been reports this week that Ferrero, the Italian manufacturing company that makes Nutella, has tweaked its famous recipe (I'd go as far to say iconic but then I am a self-confessed Nutella addict).
Yes, it seems that changes have been made in relation to the amount of powdered milk and sugar contained.
These changes were spotted by Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre, a German consumer group, who shared the news on their Facebook page.
Reports suggest that the 'new' Nutella contains 8.7 percent of powdered skim milk, in comparison to the previous 7.5 percent and sugar content has increased from 55.9 percent to 56.3 percent.
We've reached out to Ferrero for comment and received the below statement:
"There has been a minor fine-tuning of the Nutella recipe. The content of hazelnuts, cocoa, sugar and palm oil remains unchanged. The fine-tuning consists of substituting whey powder with an equivalent quantity (2.1g/100g total product) of milk powder (from 6.6% to 8.7% of total product). This enables us to improve the overall quality of the milk content and to ensure a better consistency of our unique taste over time. That's all. Our recipe contains 7 simple ingredients, with no colourings and no preservatives".
However, they have reassured fans that:
"The quality... and all other aspects of Nutella remain the same".
Apparently, these changes mean it's now sweeter, lighter and easier to spread so we'll just have to put that theory to the test and try some for ourselves.
Any excuse eh?!