Ferrero, manufacturer of your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella, announced earlier this month in a Facebook post that they were altering the iconic formula, adding more sugar, more fat, and less hazelnuts. Great!
Well, fans of the snack time favorite aren’t too happy with the news.
#NUTELLA WARNING: THIS PRODUCT MIGHT CONTAIN SMALL AMOUNTS OF CACAO AND HAZELNUT
— Pierre Vles (@VlesWijn) November 7, 2017
How dare they tamper with Nutella's recipe. Leave the chocolatey goodness alone
— roshy ✖️ (@RoshhNosh) November 7, 2017
So here are the details of what these changes include: The Guardian reports that the “new” Nutella now has 56.3% sugar instead of the original 55.9%. The new version now also has way more powdered milk, which seems to have altered the color and made it lighter. We’re still in the dark about how much less hazelnut will be used.
However, Grubstreet pointed out that American Nutella has always been a little different than Italy’s, so it’s a bit late to be getting upset now.