Nutella is one of the most loved chocolate spreads around the world, and now Ferrero wants to make the serving size smaller. The producers of the chocolate spread want to make a petition to change the way Nutella is seen. Now, in the U.S., Nutella is classed as a dessert topping and the producers want it to be classified as a jam.
They want to make the serving size smaller in order for people to consider it a healthy meal. The serving size in the U.S. for this product is 2 tablespoons and that means 200 calories. If Ferrero, the Italian producer of Nutella, manage to change the serving size to one tablespoon, people will believe that this is a healthy food because it has only 100 calories.
To make this change, Ferrero sent a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration. This is not the first time the company has done that. The have been sending petitions for years. They also wanted to demonstrate that people changed the way that they see Nutella. They no longer see it as a dessert but as a healthy breakfast.
The company made a research to show that people eat Nutella almost every day and see it as a healthy meal. Since 1991, 90% of people considered it as a dessert. Now 87% of people put the chocolate spread on bread or even on fruits.
Ferrero mentioned that they want to change the serving size because they want to make people more aware of what they eat and how much Nutella they consume every day. The FDA doesn’t think that is a great idea for Nutella to be classified as a jam because it doesn’t fit this category. They think that there should be another category for this product.
The category should be just for cocoa-spread, any brand, and should have 1 tablespoon as a serving size. Nobody knows if Ferrero will decide to let Nutella be seen as a dessert. If the FDA decided to create a new category all of these cocoa-hazelnut spread products will be included in it and the serving size will change for all of them.
What is your opinion about Nutella? Do you think that it is a healthy meal or just a dessert?
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