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03:53 PM on 04/30/2012
People actually believed all of that silly hype?

Please.  Geeze - people are SO stupid.
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ras121s
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01:43 PM on 04/30/2012
Are ya friggin kidding me? I love Nutella, but all you have to do is look at the nutritional content label to know it isn't health food. People really need to start taking personal responsibility for what they feed themselves and their kids.
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02:31 PM on 04/30/2012
I concur.

How dare you shove your "hazelnut devil spread" down my child's throat! Who cares if I can't read? I'm an idiot who doesn't like to be held accountable! Nutella, you're a horrible parent.
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01:34 PM on 04/30/2012
I always wondered how the health claims on the commercial were allowed to fly. If ever there was fraudulent advertising, it would be the Nutella commercials.

Nutella is nothing short of chocolate frosting.
05:34 PM on 04/30/2012
What health claims?
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O K Ali
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06:57 PM on 04/30/2012
When did you hear a health claim?
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07:34 PM on 04/30/2012
In the tv ad, it actually claimed Nutella was healthy. I just about fell out of my chair, because it was such a bold faced claim (which was actually a lie).
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11:14 AM on 04/29/2012
I've never actually bought Nutella myself, so I've never looked at the label. However, when I get my Nutella-stuffed croissant for breakfast in Italy, I never thought it was the breakfast of champions. Delicious, sure. But healthy? That never entered into my brain. This lady sounds like an opportunist. Frankly, I would look at the label of ANY food I put in my child's mouth before feeding it to her.
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E V
07:31 PM on 04/29/2012
Generally, nut butters mixed with milk and chocolate doesn't convey "healthy" I would think...I've never had it myself. Don't like chocolate - but I always assumed it was in the ballpark with peanut butter. Not bad for you, some nutritional benefit, but not the best choice on earth...
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kbella
10:11 PM on 04/29/2012
Sugar, don't forget the sugar. That's really what makes Nutella bad for you. Nut butters in moderation are okay for you - especially things like almond butter that have good fats. However, it is the sugar that kills you.
lofttypeofaview
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10:30 PM on 05/08/2012
I don't like chocolate myself, but the hazelnut flavor overpowers the chocolate; I will never eat peanut butter sandwiches again.
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Scott Furley
09:39 PM on 04/29/2012
you have to understand that there is an epidemic of children being poisoned in the USA, in order so sick weirdos can increase profit margin. in italy you get a few spreads of nutella and then you eat healthy all day and are very athletic. so dont bother trying to say some italians eat it so lets feed to it to our kids for beakfast. thats stupid reasoning. learn about the epidemic of children diabetes in this article from the new york times today.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/health/research/obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-cases-take-toll-on-children.html?hp
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kbella
10:09 PM on 04/29/2012
I'm pretty sure I didn't advocate the consumption of Nutella for breakfast. I mentioned that I have eaten it for breakfast. That's really about it. Also, don't generalize the eating habits of Italians - there are plenty of people with poor nutrition. They aren't all atheletic, either. I lived in Italy for 4 years, and I am married to an Italian - I have seen my fair share of fat, unathletic Italians.
09:28 AM on 04/29/2012
How can this idiot win a lawsuit when the label is right there to be read? If the ingredients listed on the label were false, then she'd have a case! Soon, food ads will have disclaimers like the drug ads do, with the announcer talking super fast at the end, saying "this product may cause obesity."
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07:31 PM on 04/29/2012
Ever read the back of a package of nuts? Try it sometime.
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luvs2eat
What fresh hell is this?
08:55 AM on 04/30/2012
I saw her interviewed on TV. She said that if she had to read every label, she'd be in the store for four hours! I've read labels forever (celiac disease) and I've never been in the store for four hours. Plus... how could she NOT know that a chocolate spread w/ hazelnuts in it was full of sugar? And how different is Nutella saying it's good for you than any of the crappy sugar cereals marketing that their cereal ... along w/ toast and OJ... are full of fake vitamins and also good for you? Good nutrition is NOT rocket science.
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Misheal Greenwald
09:17 AM on 04/29/2012
Well since I am not stupidly guilled into believing everything on tv... I actually read food lables, so I already knew this was not a 'healthy' product, but really what's the point? It seems to me only stupid people sue because they want money to cover up their idiocracy.
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Scott Furley
09:41 PM on 04/29/2012
nothing personal but you are the idiot. if you werent an idiot, you would know that children DO believe whats on tv. so dont advertise garbage to them in the name of profit. get it? the idiocracy here is you and sick animals like you who think its ok to confuse or trick children.
leanr some thing in todays article of the new york times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/health/research/obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-cases-take-toll-on-children.html?hp
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luvs2eat
What fresh hell is this?
08:57 AM on 04/30/2012
They can try to trick 'em all they want. I'm the one who buys the food. The kids can complain all they want, but they eat what I cook.
05:46 PM on 04/30/2012
I don't understand this reasoning... Take responsibility for what (and how much of what) goes into your kids' mouths. Read up on nutrition and learn to read nutrition labels, and teach your children. The education is out there.
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01:46 AM on 04/29/2012
How can anything made with hydrogenated oils be healthy for you? Yes, the taste is wonderful, but they know how to make it addictive with all the things that we shouldn't be eating! www.rawfusionliving.com
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Scott Furley
09:42 PM on 04/29/2012
yes and this addictive poison should not be peddled to kids as breakfast food. it causes early onset diabetes when you eat 100 pounds of sugar per person per year.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/health/research/obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-cases-take-toll-on-children.html?hp
04:06 PM on 04/30/2012
You better cut the OJ and apple juice for breakfast man, they have way more sugar than 2 tbsp of Nutella! Get big daddy government on the case!
04:04 PM on 04/30/2012
There aren't any hydrogenated oils in Nutella, it's actually hazelnuts, sugar, skim milk and cocoa. Go read most common kids cereals, you'll see coloring and even some hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup.
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07:30 PM on 04/28/2012
She can't bother to read a label but she can file a lawsuit? Anyone knows Nutella is not a health food. Except for her.
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07:55 PM on 04/28/2012
Except for her and, apparently, the people making the commercial advertising it like it is something healthy.
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E V
07:35 PM on 04/29/2012
What commercial doesn't? Cheerios are made with whole grains and are great for your heart! Just about everything is part of a "balanced breakfast!". Or "natural ingredients".
The commercial seems the same as anything else - like peanut butter commercials even. If anything, what I picked up on was that they were talking about putting it on healthy items like "whole grain toast" and "whole grain waffles". They never claimed IT was a health food.
10:22 AM on 04/29/2012
Nothing in the above televised ad purports "healthy" eating. I see no false claims being made. It states it's made from whole hazelnuts, skim milk and cocoa and that it's delicious (sinful, actually). What a litigious nation. As an expat living in Italy for 12 years, I can tell you Nutella is often enjoyed and with gusto but you don't see the wideloads here in Italy that you do in the States. You're not a fat nation because of Nutella; it's all that other crap you stuff in (GMOs, estrogen-laden foods, anyone? outlawed in Italy) Also it helps to avoid all the drive thrus and do some walking. Only in America do you drive thru for your Big Mac and then onto the drivethru pharmacy for your Lipitor. Personal responsibilty people. And maybe a little reading of labels. Meanwhile we'll be licking our Nutella fingers, over here, without making the lawyers rich on silly lawsuits. (By the way, great strategy for making foreign companies avoid investment in America. Sue their sweet behinds!!
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E V
07:36 PM on 04/29/2012
Like in France, they eat the best food and there are no fat people. I would love to be an expat in France. Someday, someday.
07:28 PM on 04/28/2012
Good. Will be glad to never see that annoying commercial again.
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06:31 PM on 04/28/2012
My daughter was introduced to Nutella when she went to Europe. At the age of 16, and years ago, even SHE knew it was mostly sugar and not a healthy food. She liked it enough--as did I when I tried it--but thought of it more as a dessert, not something to be eaten for ones health.
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Scott Furley
09:49 PM on 04/29/2012
EXACTLY in italy it is marketed as a tiny desert, wheras in america it is marketed at a food. thats what all these clowns here who say "its ok in italy, it must be ok in the USA also do not realize. they are being fooled. you however know the truth because your daughter lived there. thank you for your wise comment here in the forum.
06:13 PM on 04/28/2012
If you believed this to be healthy....Shame!!!! Read the ingredients, and look at the nutrition info!!! I bought this for my kids as a treat. They love it, but it's certainly not healthy!
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Scott Furley
09:50 PM on 04/29/2012
hey idiot, sorry to insult you, but the food is marketed to kids who dont read ingredients. they put it in the cart when you are not looking. thats the trick of the food comaanies. they know it, your kids know it, psychologiss know it, just you dont know it.
10:59 PM on 04/29/2012
I'm no idiot!!! My kids have never put something in the cart to trick me!!! I bought it outright for them!!!! It is on the top shelve anyway, so they couldn't reach it!!!!!
05:45 AM on 07/18/2012
Are your kids dishonest and with criminal tendancies? Or are you just a bad parent? I'll go with both.
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02:20 PM on 04/28/2012
Shame on Hohenberg for being an opportunist. If she is stupid enough not to read the label, and not to understand that this is basically candy - only much, much more delicious than any candy - she doesn't deserve a payday. Nutella has been a beloved goody for decades among some groups and just recently started advertising. But it is a treat and not a meal replacement.
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08:01 PM on 04/28/2012
Oh but it's ok for a company to mislead people? Maybe they should of advertised it as a beloved "goody" or "treat and there wouldn't be a problem now would there?
05:24 AM on 04/29/2012
Yes, it is. Their job is to sell Nutella, not to win any awards for morality. Advertising is manipulation; pretty much every profitable company misleads people. But they did not flat out lie in their commercial. Snickers commercials try to claim their candy bars are a good substantial meal replacement, but people still know they are candy bars. The same should go for Nutella; if consumers don't read labels, they deserve to be mislead.
10:25 AM on 04/29/2012
Rewatch the ad, my friend. Did you once hear the word "healthy"? Did you? Personal responsibilty...people need to take it. This is probably the same bozo who sued Clorox for not putting "you can't drink it" on the outside. America, Land of the Litigious.
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Scott Furley
09:53 PM on 04/29/2012
hohenburg is a hero and you are a jackal ede jan. whats this about reading the labels? do you really think kids are reading the labels when they sneak stuff in the cart? no, moron. sorry to be insulting but it seems like you are not aware that food companies use tactics to convince your kids to do what they can to get some treats which are posing some food. wake up and get on the band wagon or redcuing adult onset diabetes in children.
05:48 AM on 07/18/2012
How about actually 'PARENTING' Scott? Have you Americans tried that yet? My children wouldn't dare put anything in my trolley unless I had directed them to. Also I write the shopping list - not the children. You like so many Americans seem to think it's everyone elses job to look fter your kids except your own.
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Yank in France
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12:03 PM on 04/28/2012
I first read about this story in French daily Le Figaro. It just embarrasses me that lawyers can make so much MONEY off such spurrious lawsuits in America;

Forget Nutella: we have become a nation of flakes (no false health advertizing intended)!!
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E V
07:38 PM on 04/29/2012
Frosted flakes at that....
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Scott Furley
09:56 PM on 04/29/2012
i dont understand yank why you should be allowed to have healthy food in france and kids should be poisoned in america. i have lived in france for many years also, and guess what- YOU KNOW IT and I KNOW IT, french kids are taught moderation by society and family. American kids are taught however to bury themselves in sugar by constant advertisements misleading them and cajoling them into eating garbage. you should know this so dont be nieve.
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Wanda Glass
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10:27 AM on 04/28/2012
If you're a choco-aholic (I am) Nutella is absolutely addicting....but, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to have a small taste, or even a glance at the label and know it's not too healthy.
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Scott Furley
09:57 PM on 04/29/2012
the problem wanda is that it is advertised to kids WHO DO NOT GLANCE AT THE LABEL. dont you get htat? they are conditioned to want it and put it in the cart and treat it as a food when it is a desert.
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Wanda Glass
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07:00 AM on 04/30/2012
geez Scott....I never realized kids don't read the backs of labels....and it never occurred to me that their parents are basically the go between the grocery buying and them. It just went right over my head! In fact, after working in the grocery industry for 26+ years, all I ever see in the store are kids buying all the groceries. Who knows where their parents are. Nope. Don't get it at all.
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08:10 AM on 04/28/2012
Is there a law against stupidity, because Nutella should counter sue!
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Scott Furley
09:59 PM on 04/29/2012
the stupid person is you because you dont realize that the marketing department at nutella USA are trained experts at getting your kids to pretend it is a food and put it in the cart. there are enough kids with diabetes we dont need any more. wake up man.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/health/research/obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-cases-take-toll-on-children.html?hp
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05:52 AM on 05/01/2012
Kids shouldn't be making the decisions when a parent goes food shopping, and the company should NOT have to pay out millions because one parent can't read a label...If you even looked at the label, you'd see that it's all there!....Gimme a break!