Friday, December 13, 2013

More Nutella Nutiness

 Saw this great video from Dr. Yoni Freedhoff of Weighty Matters this morning and had to share…Dr. Yoni uses some great visual tactics to demonstrate the “nutritional” value of Nutella (if you want to read more on Nutella, Elissa has a fantastic blog post here!).However, when Elissa and I were chatting this morning about this, she made a good point…In (slight) fairness to Fererro, though – I really don’t see Nutella as being worse than a lot of other sugary crap that gets pushed as breakfast food: “toaster pastries,” flavored instant oatmeal, Trix/Lucky Charms/Frosted Flakes et al, “Instant Breakfast” drinks, Pop Tarts, and so on. Is “94 hazelnuts per jar” really that much more deceptive than the “Baked with Real Fruit” claim that’s on the front of a box of Blueberry PopTarts (along with pictures of plump, ripe blueberries)? As much as I can’t stand Nutella – it’s hardly the only offender.Amen. Makes sense to me.

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