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Old 02-11-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't see the sugar as any less healthy than the hazelnuts. a calorie isn't much different from another calorie. your 2 tablespoon serving has 200 calories, that's the most important detail.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Even though I'm italian I don't love Nutella: it is just sugar and palm oil.
I have a friend who is anti-Nutella because harvesting the palms for palm oil is destroying orangutan habitats in Asia.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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It is just too sweet for me. It is basically frosting IMHO. A few years back a woman sued this company and won a major settlement because she thought Nutella was false adverting this product as a healthy part of breakfast. Too me it is crazy people suing over stupidity Too me part of being a good knowledgeable consumer is to educate yourself with the knowledge to make good choices.

Charlie.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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It is just too sweet for me. It is basically frosting IMHO. A few years back a woman sued this company and won a major settlement because she thought Nutella was false adverting this product as a healthy part of breakfast. Too me it is crazy people suing over stupidity Too me part of being a good knowledgeable consumer is to educate yourself with the knowledge to make good choices.

Charlie.
Yes, I joined the Nutella class action lawsuit due to its false advertising. I'm still waiting for my $25. I love Nutella, but I've always realized it isn't healthy. It's unappetizing visually, but it tastes great. Of course, I love anything sweet.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I have never even tasted Nutella....but on impulse yesterday I bought a small jar of Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. I bought it for my DP who starts everyday with a small slice of toast with p-butter and honey. He likes chocolate and hazelnuts and almonds, so I think he will like it. It advertises that it has 50% less sugar.....(I guess than the leading spread???)
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I have never even tasted Nutella....but on impulse yesterday I bought a small jar of Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. I bought it for my DP who starts everyday with a small slice of toast with p-butter and honey. He likes chocolate and hazelnuts and almonds, so I think he will like it. It advertises that it has 50% less sugar.....(I guess than the leading spread???)
Justin's is good. I like it much better than Nutella. I must be the only person in the world who does not like Nutella. Just frosting.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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I have a friend who is anti-Nutella because harvesting the palms for palm oil is destroying orangutan habitats in Asia.
Palm oil is NOT Healthy and Nutella has been around for a long time as many other foods. Then comes
a time where foodies make it on their "must" list. yawn......


Your friend is right.
WWF - Orangutans and oil palm plantations
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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Justin's is good. I like it much better than Nutella. I must be the only person in the world who does not like Nutella. Just frosting.
I'm italian and I dislike Nutella for the same reason.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I bought Justin's but I dislike it; it has a weird flavor and unpleasant texture. I wonder if I can use it to cook anything....or if I should just toss it as a bad choice.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I must be the only person in the world who does not like Nutella.
I don't like chocolate & I don't like hazelnuts. So I don't like Nutella (I did try it years ago, too).
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