Ferrero must pay for suggesting Nutella is a healthy breakfast food


Nutella may be delicious breakfast food, but it isn’t healthy breakfast food, an American class-action settlement has concluded. This week, Nutella-maker Nestle Ferrero settled with a group of people in California suing the company for advertising the chocolate-hazelnut spread as part of a nutritious breakfast, reports the Globe.

According to The Consumerist, Nestle Ferrero has agreed to pay $3 million for its naughtiness. Ads like this one were included as part of evidence for the law suit. (This ad, by the way, doesn’t mention the words “healthy” or “nutritious” at all.)

People who bought Nutella between January 1, 2008 and February 3, 2012, (August 1, 2009 AND January 23, 2012 if you live in California) can file a claim and join the class action, but will only share the $2.5 million pot that will be paid to consumers if they are willing to admit they can’t read a nutrition label.

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Nestle as the manufacturer of Nutella. We regret the error.


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