Nutella makers change recipe; Twitterati go berserk

Nutella makers change recipe; Twitterati go berserk

Nutella makers change recipe; Twitterati go berserk

Forgetting to heed the warnings of New Coke and Crystal Pepsi before them, Nutella maker Ferrero chose to alter the recipe for their iconic chocolate-and-hazelnut spread and chaos has ensued.

The sugar content has risen from 55.9% to 56.3%, while the milk content has gone from 7.5% to 8.7%, according to Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre's Facebook page.

Felien S. Geldhof‏ added: "They have apparantly been making some changes to the Nutella recipe".

Chocolate spread Nutella now has more sugar and more powdered milk, presumably at the expense of cacao, a German consumer group claims.

"How n why will they change #Nutella. why why why??", wrote Bollywood star Esha Gupta.

The product change, however, has sparked uproar among fans on social media.

However, it seems cacao has "slipped back" on the list of Nutella's ingredients.

Ferrero, the Italian company that makes Nutella, confirmed the recipe change but said customers shouldn't notice much of a difference.

Attempting to put everyone's fears to rest, Ferrero said Nutella will remain consistent in quality and will taste the same except it will just have a lighter colour.

And another fan said Ferrero "should be reducing sugar content in this day and age". Earlier this year fans were shocked by a "deconstructed" photo of its raw ingredients - shown in layers of a jar - that revealed the high sugar content.

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