spread on toast, it isn't actually vast amounts of fat and sugar, no more than butter and honey or peanut butter and jam, and children do need fat in their diets and will burn of the sugar at school. It's not like feeding your kid a snickers bar and that's it for breakfast is it?
"Balanced"!!!???!! No. I don't think it should be on Mumsnet's homepage. People are free to make their own decisions, but MN is meant to give people good advice. How can a chocolate spread be seen as good advice?
Actually, it's not so much the sugar (jam on toast is a weekend breakfast treat for us, definitely not every day) as the concept that chocolate is a breakfast food. It may be a 'healthier' form of chocolate but it is telling the LOs that chocolate=breakfast=real food. Which I disagree with completely.
But I do love the stuff. I love it so much that I won't have it in the house!
I agree with you candles, in that I wouldn't serve it for breakfast coz I don't want DS thinking chocolate is acceptable breakfast food, but I'm just saying the advert isn't misleading and there is nothing objectionably imo about mumsnet running the ad on the home-page. We are adults, we can take it or leave it.
do try it turkey - I only came to it a few months ago and am on my 4th jar (which you can keep as a neat little drinking glass afterwards) - brilliant on brioches or sandwiched between two rice cakes - yum