We are ‘guilty’ of giving Nutella to our children in our pre ‘low sugar’ life.
We thought it was a reasonably healthy option but once you become a label reader – ouch!
Have a look at this comparison of Nutella and Hazelnut chocolate done by Bec from our Nutrition for Life Centre.
FOOD LABELS EXPOSED…
Sadly the first ingredient in this “hazelnut” spread is… yep, you guessed it: SUGAR!! Nutella is 58% sugar and only a measly 13% Ha…zelnuts.
You can think of Nutella as spreadable Hazelnut Chocolate. When compared, Hazelnut Chocolate has 19% LESS sugar and 35% MORE hazelnuts than Nutella! (PS that doesn’t mean Hazelnut Chocolate is a healthy option).
A 15g serve (1 tablespoon) of Nutella contains 8.8g or just over 2 teaspoons of sugar. You’re much better off reaching for a small handful of nuts instead.