Most of us currently regard Nutella as a "topping" — something to serve with ice cream or cake. But while this is one use for the hazelnut spread, it is also commonly used as a spread on toast (as in most European countries). Amidst these opposing factions, the FDA has called for a public survey to correctly classify the popular chocolate snack in order to create an accurate daily intake allowance.
Ferrero, the company behind Nutella, has tried to change the classification numerous times. According to a survey done by the company in 2012, consumers are only using a single tablespoon to spread on their toast. By labelling Nutella as a jam, the serving size will be halved from two tablespoons to one (although everyone obviously eats a minimum of four per serving) and will supposedly then appeal to more calorie-conscious consumers.
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The public, however, is convinced it’s neither spread nor dessert — and has taken to Twitter to declare it’s actually "a way of life."
it's more of a lifestyle.— Zach Weaver (@zdweave) November 3, 2016
its not a spread or dessert its life ⚡️ “Is Nutella a spread or a dessert? ”https://t.co/LEWyHysyzc— Sam 🌹 (@SamanthaDricker) November 6, 2016
And a few strange people can’t understand why people love it so much…
It's just nasty, don't worry about it.— □ (@myaimscreename) November 6, 2016
⚡ Is Nutella a spread or a dessert? https://t.co/vHN3NvSp3R
Nutella is gross. That's what it is. ⚡️ “Is Nutella a spread or a dessert? ”https://t.co/SJxCLnJKtx— Anna White (@annaeleanor) November 6, 2016
What do you think?
This post was written by Arianna Chatzidakis. For more, check out our sister site The Debrief.