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Like most good things, Nutella—the most delicious spread on the planet—is under attack from people who believe that it might cause cancer because of a major ingredient in it, palm oil. While the rumor has lost some steam in recent days, people are still weary about what the spread might do to them.
But those who may be cautious about consuming the spread have even more of a concern, because an image popped up on Reddit today that accurately shows the proportion of each ingredient to make a jar—and let's just say, well, it's a lot of bad stuff.
With the jar filled with more than half of white sugar—in addition to things like cocoa and the aforementioned palm oil—Nutella seems like a small heart attack just waiting to happen, thanks to its high fat and sugar contents.
In fact, the amount of sugar in one jar of Nutella is equal to about 75, 3g sugar cubes, per LADbible, meaning you're body will hate you forever after scarfing down a bunch of it.
In response to the photo, here's what Nutella had to say:
We don’t disclose the full proportions of the ingredients in Nutella as our recipe is unique and we wish to safeguard this.
The product’s label provides simple and clear nutritional information per 15g portion, or two heaped teaspoons, as well as per 100g. The ingredients are also listed on the Nutella website.
One of Ferrero’s core nutritional beliefs is that small portion sizes help people to enjoy their favorite foods in moderation. The labeling on our products enables consumers to make informed choices and helps ensure that Nutella can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.
There's a serious concern over the long-term effects that Nutella may have on a person's body. And while Ferrero, the company who produces the stuff, can defend their process and ingredients, the damage seems to be bigger than they initially thought it would be.