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Author:  gwentheeditor [ Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Nutella in trouble over health claims

Pants on fire...

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Legisl ... ms?nocount

Author:  AnnaMarie [ Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nutella in trouble over health claims

Quote:
The name plaintiff, Ms. Athena Hohenberg, mother of a four-year-old child, claims she was ‘shocked’ when she found out that the spread was unhealthy and “the next best thing to a candy bar” through speaking with friends.


Really? Shocked to discover chocolate is not a healthy breakfast choice?

Author:  _Susan_ [ Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:52 am ]
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People don't hear a lot of what's said. I'm pretty sure it was frosted flakes that was described in commercials as "A tasty part of this nutritious breakfast". Um, the breakfast that was shown included orange juice, toast and eggs. :roll:

When they use words like wholesome and show parents who express concern about their children's nutrition, and these parents are recomending this product... you can allow yourself to be seduced.

Author:  Alison's Mom [ Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:33 pm ]
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I've said to DH while watching Nutella commercials that it's totally misleading. Yeah ok it has a glass of skim milk in each jar (or whatever), but how much fat and sugar? Yes, people should have to think for themselves, but advertisers should have a standard to uphold.

I hate those 'brand power' commercials that disguise themselves as providing factual info instead of trying to sell a producy.

Author:  alberta advocate [ Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:18 pm ]
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Wasn't there a commercial even going so far as to having a mom portrayed as a teacher and knowing the importance of a having a good breakfast? I hated that commercial and if I were a good teacher, I'm sure I wouldn't have liked it even more.

Author:  BC2007 [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:48 am ]
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Reminds me of the Baby Einstein DVD's last year. Can't remember exactly what the claim was but something along the line of watching them would help your child on the road to becoming genius or something. Then parents were all 'shocked' to learn that hours in front of the tv wasn't good for their kids and that the DVD's weren't as educational as they thought. Really!! Shocker!! Our kids can't learn everything from tv!!!!
Companies are sneaky with their claims - no argument there - BUT a little common sense must prevail from consumers.

Author:  walooet [ Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:13 pm ]
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Enjoyed this comparison between Nutella and chocolate frosting. The frosting won :banana

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl ... CDcQ7gEwAA

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nutella in trouble over health claims

The translation program tool didn't work for me. But I read the direct link to the piece en francais.

Yikes re this:

Quote:
Le Nutella ne contient que 13 % de noisettes et 6 % de lait, contre 60 % de sucre et de gras.


Translation: Nutella only contains 13% hazelnuts and 6% milk, compared to 60% sugar and fat.

Yeah, no wonder that boy could build the huge fancy 3-story model house in the TV ad. What that ad calls 'energy', we'd call 'completely jacked on sugar'.

Author:  walooet [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:22 pm ]
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gwentheeditor wrote:
Yeah, no wonder that boy could build the huge fancy 3-story model house in the TV ad. What that ad calls 'energy', we'd call 'completely jacked on sugar'.


Touche Gwen! :rofl

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