I was brought up to eat peanut butter and jam with bread.
It’s like the holy trinity of breakfast, you know.
I thought that’s how I was gonna wake up every morning for the rest of my life.
Which kind of makes my future seem a little mundane.
But my life changed when I saw it.
It is brown and rich, not too creamy like my peanut butter, and not too liquidy like my jam.
I can’t find another word to describe the texture, so let’s just call it perfect.
This thing I had my eyes glued upon in the supermarket-its name itself is a controversy.
But that’s understandable, cos everyone loves it and everyone wants to make sure their bae is called its correct name.
Soon, I realise, some kids have had the privilege to devour into this goodness every single day of their life.
And I told myself I had to do the same too.
Unleashing my hungry deprivation of this heavenly goodness, I bought jars after jars of it.
I couldn’t be happier.
If by now you still have no idea what I’m talking about, then you obviously did not read the title.
But that’s okay, sit down and let’s have a talk.
A talk about Nutella.
Whether you read it as Nutella or Nutella, this will be relevant to you.
(Yes, I know you read those two words differently)
Oh, you may like to have some tissues on standby just in case.
Ok, here we go.
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here to listen to some depressing news.
This is what your Nutella consists of :
Shocking, ain’t it?
You would have thought it will contain only hazelnuts and chocolate like how they advertised on TV.
Yea, now you know advertisements are all lies.
According to INSIDER, the nutritional label of a jar of Nutella has “21 grams of sugar per 37 grams of spread” (two tablespoons).
Well, let me do the math for you. It literally means that more than half of what you’re eating is sugar.
The majority of the rest is just palm oil AKA solid fat.
Some say that it causes cancer, but I don’t see anybody warning kids not to eat Nutella.
The label also claims that one jar contains “over 50 hazelnuts per 13 oz (368g)”.
Well, at least there’s part of it that’s healthy…right?
The mother of Nutella, Ferrero, said this:
“One of Ferrero’s core nutritional beliefs is that small portion sizes help people to enjoy their favourite foods in moderation.
The labelling on all our products enables consumers to make informed choices and helps ensure that Nutella can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.”
There you have it, people.
Small portion and balanced diet.
Now stop licking on that spoon!
What netizens say
There are two types of people:
I’m definitely the first one, nobody’s gonna stop me from getting Nutella.
If you’re the second type, we can’t be friends.
And here’s what the bookworm knows:
No, your Nutella-eating isn’t hurting the nature, it is the inhumane methods of farming.
You’re welcome. Enjoy your spread.
Sure enough, I’m disturbed, but that isn’t going to make me stop eating it.
It is just so good.
Life is short, enjoy it while you can!