Who else thinks the Nutella ad on the mumsnet homepage is RIDICULOUS and OUTRAGEOUS?

(178 Posts)
dontwanttogetoutofbed Tue 15-Jan-08 14:09:19

i do

bundle Tue 15-Jan-08 14:09:57

me

nutella for breakfast?

what about some crack?

bobsmum Tue 15-Jan-08 14:10:45

I do because it makes me want to get a spoon and demolish the jar in the cupboard. RIght now.

hertsnessex Tue 15-Jan-08 14:10:57

me, but if the clamis made on the ad are true, then it could be worse! however we dont even have it in the house (i could eat it without the toast - straight out of the jar!)- theres no way i would let me kids eat it for breakfast - i dont even allow coco pops!

xtc Tue 15-Jan-08 14:11:31

It's nutella not crack cocaine

Oliveoil Tue 15-Jan-08 14:11:44

oh fgs, get a grip smile

are they saying everyday for every meal? NO!

it is a food stuff, not an illegal drug

dontwanttogetoutofbed Tue 15-Jan-08 14:11:48

out of the jar is the best way to eat it. me either, no chocolate related substances in the house, its a danger to all invovled

Nutella for breakfast is disgraceful - why not just spoon sugar right into their mouths?

Nutella for after-school snack, fine.

DH loves nutella and keeps quoting the advert to me, something about 42 hazlenuts, 1/2 glass of milk and a teeny weeny bit of sugar in it.(and how nutritious it is)
Yeah right hmm

oranges Tue 15-Jan-08 14:11:58

is it actually worse than jam?

bobsmum Tue 15-Jan-08 14:12:16

I could eat it everyday for every meal.....

rosybud Tue 15-Jan-08 14:12:17

Seriously, crack???
Is it worse than jam/peanut butter?

dontwanttogetoutofbed Tue 15-Jan-08 14:12:27

yes and they are promoting it as part of a healthy breakfast.

goes down very well on toast for breakfast though

Mercy Tue 15-Jan-08 14:12:50

Haven't seen it yet - will have a look. Actually I don't even know what Nutella is tbh.

bobsmum Tue 15-Jan-08 14:13:14

On a croissant

FarcicalAlienQueen Tue 15-Jan-08 14:13:39

why is it worse than jam/marmalade/honey on toast??? Have you SEEN how much sugar is required to make jam!

Oliveoil Tue 15-Jan-08 14:13:43

and <<rant>> I have just leaned over my desk to reach my keyboard to type my first response and got TIPPEX all over my woollen dresss

if it doesn't come out I will hold you all responsible <<<points wildly at everyone further down>>

FarcicalAlienQueen Tue 15-Jan-08 14:14:27

dontwant yes as part of a healthy breakfast - they're not saying "this" is the best breakfast you can have and you don't need anything else LOL.

Brangelina Tue 15-Jan-08 14:14:28

Yes, it's daft to say the least. Here in Italy they spout it as a healthy breakfast food, together with bread and fruit juice. What they really mean to say is the bread and fruit juice are healthy. Apparently it's healthy because of all the nuts, but they omit to mention the vast amounts of fat and sugar.

Mind you, I have no faith in Italian advertising standards, Kinder is frequently pushed as being nourishing because it contains milk. Shame about all the other crap that's in it.

sorry about the rant, a bugbear of mine. smile

Can you not complain to advertising standards in the UK? Surely they're quite strict and this is misleading info imo.

It's just an advery though. Not like they are force-feeding it to us or anything. Ignore it.

(and it doesn have less sugar in it than jam, I don't see how it will do any harm as an accoasional breakfast for a child with a balanced diet hmm)

Brangelina that advert is definately not misleading, they are not making any false claims. There are strict advertising codes here and don't see why nutella wouldn't be in line with these hmm

FioFio Tue 15-Jan-08 14:18:03

are babies killed in the making of nutella?

hippipotami Tue 15-Jan-08 14:18:18

Oh fgs, it is only a food, to be eaten ocasionally. On wholemeal toast, thinly spread, with a glass of fresh juice, yes, that is an acceptable breakfast in my opinion. Not everyday, but certainly once a week.

But then I would not give it as an after-school snack. Afterschool snacks in this house are fruit and yoghurts. (and sometimes the odd biscuits if we are out and about and pushed for time)

TheMadHouse Tue 15-Jan-08 14:19:40

Get lives - you can read it and make your own decisions. we are the adults, it is on a web site aimed at children is it.

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