Nutella just changed its recipe and people are mad

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Sorry, the old Nutella can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh … because it’s slightly different now.

Ferrero has quietly changed the recipe for its beloved hazelnut spread, a move that was first noticed by the Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre, a German consumer group. 

According to a Facebook post from the group, Nutella’s sugar content increased from 55.9 percent to 56.3 percent. The presence of skim milk powder (yum) increased from 7.5 percent to 8.7 percent — likely sacrificing some cocoa in the process. The spread’s fat content, however, decreased from 31.0 percent to 30.9 percent.

The result? A Nutella that’s a little more sugary and a little bit lighter in hue.

For many Nutella fans, this was not good news. A surprising number of people were incensed that Ferrero dared mess with something so adored. 

You know the old adage: if it ain’t broke, don’t add more milk powder to it!

Ferrero confirmed the tweaks in a statement on Tuesday. Per the Guardian, it maintained that “the quality … and all other aspects of Nutella remain the same.”

Goodbye, old Nutella. We’ll miss eating entire jars of you over the course of a single weekend, then feeling terrible for a full 24 hours afterward. Rest in peace.

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