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to be annoyed that Nutella is being advertised as 'good for you' & shown as dch breakfast....

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tearinghairout Mon 21-Sep-09 16:17:03

when the main ingredient is sugar and according to the label there are 5200 calories per medium jar!! That's 80 calories per spoonful.

Don't think I don't like it - I can demolish a jar in one sitting blush and have to stop myself from buying the stuff.

I think they're misleading us, showing it being given to dch at breakfast as 'good for you' with - what was it? - two whole hazelnuts per 'serving' !!

cheerfulapple Mon 21-Sep-09 16:23:17

I agree, I think it's disgusting to advertise it as a healthy breakfast.

My DC's are constantly asking for it now but I refuse to buy it.

SgtAngua Mon 21-Sep-09 16:26:44

No, this winds me up too. How can anything containing that much sugar & fat be good for you. ( & don't even get me started on breakfast cereals marketed at kids!!)

InMyLittleHead Mon 21-Sep-09 16:44:48

Yeah, it's bollocks. Wasn't there a whole thing about some breakfast cereals being penalised for claiming to be healthy? Can't understand how Frosties can be considered anything other than confectionary.

MrRileysPies Mon 21-Sep-09 16:44:52

Yes, but any breakfast is better than no breakfast so, in that respect, Nutella for breakfast isn't bad for you. School performance was improved regardless of the quality of breakfast eaten. T'was on that Dr Regan programme where she debunked a lot of "health" myths. Her conclusion was stop worrying about your kids' crap cereals - 'tis a small thing in the scheme of their diet. Breakfast, any breakfast, is teh key.

tearinghairout Mon 21-Sep-09 16:46:18

I'm annoyed with myself at being taken in by the advert as an excuse for buying the stuff. Dch think that adverts are gospel truth. How do they get away with it?

tearinghairout Mon 21-Sep-09 16:49:16

But Riley if we know it's crap, for 'special occasions' only, or now & then, that's fine. It's being promoted as 'healthy' that really gets my goat - how can it be right if dch get the idea that it's healthy?

MrRileysPies Mon 21-Sep-09 16:51:15

You'd have to be pretty thick to think that. If your kids think it's healthy then you just tell them it's not. But I don't think it's the work of the devil either if on wholemeal toast in the morning.

Judy1234 Mon 21-Sep-09 16:59:02

They were peddling this stuff like heroin on the ski slopes last winter - big inflated tent thing giving out free samples, just like a pusher would with cocaine. Sugar is pushed on to chidlren at every turn. It packs out ketchup and is in all the supposedly healthier cereals and mueslis.

tearinghairout Mon 21-Sep-09 17:01:35

I find nutella horribly addictive. I can't have just a little bit, has to be the whole jar, just about. So I try not to buy it.

And Riley - faced with a being told something by me and the opposite by the telly, my dch will believe the telly every time!!

tearinghairout Mon 21-Sep-09 17:02:20

being. Not 'a being'!

MrRileysPies Mon 21-Sep-09 17:05:34

But that's their job to tell you you're wrong [friendly non-patronising wink]. I use it to bribe my fussy youngest to eat peanut butter sandwiches. Put tiny smear of Nutella on bread and then peanut butter - but she sees teh Nutella when teh sandwich is cut and then eats. Once per week?

SheWillBeLoved Mon 21-Sep-09 17:07:38

80 calories per spoonful...? blush <wipes mini croissants stuffed with nutella crumbs from her mouth emoticon>

I'm eagerly waiting for a Cadbury's Fruit & Nut to be advertised as healthy. Nuts, milk, and fruit? Obviously better giving your kids one of those for breakfast rather than Nutella.

mosschops30 Mon 21-Sep-09 17:07:56

Surely teaching your childrem that everything they see on tv is not always real or to be believed would be a better option if the 'healthy' tag bothers you that much.

It cant be that big-a-deal if your dcs are eating healthily the rest of the day can it, to have a slice of toast with nutella on a couple of days a week isnt going to undue all the fruit/veg/meat/protein etc etc they get

Nutella is hardly the work of the devil!

mosschops30 Mon 21-Sep-09 17:08:27

un-do not undue grin

francagoestohollywood Mon 21-Sep-09 17:20:41

Nutella is divine and my paediatrician assured us that a breakfast made by a piece of toast with nutella and freshly squeezed orange juice is a good breakfast for dd (who last yr was quite skinny).
You need less than a teaspoon to spread on a piece of toast , therefore it's 80 calories + the bread, it is not shock to start the day with!

bargainhuntingbetty Mon 21-Sep-09 17:22:43

A standard bowl of cereal (i.e 2 wheetabix) is about 180 cals per bowl so I know which one I would be chosing.

Bucharest Mon 21-Sep-09 17:23:29

Fancy meeting you here Franca!
I was just going to say that here in Italy it's the national football team who advertise it, and they seem to be doing OK on it.....
That said, my daughter (who loves the stuff) will not be getting it for her breakfast any time soon, not while I'm in charge of the breakfast table....

geordieminx Mon 21-Sep-09 17:24:04

Hmmm weetabix or nutella on toast.....hmmmmm tricky grin

bargainhuntingbetty Mon 21-Sep-09 17:25:53

Indeed Geordie. Im with you.

mosschops30 Mon 21-Sep-09 17:27:30

think I will be buying a little jar of nutella just to see wink

francagoestohollywood Mon 21-Sep-09 17:27:45

My children eat very healthy meals and lots of fruit and veg, to be honest a piece of toast and nutella at breakfast is not going to compromise their health grin
Also in Italy we traditionally ate "sweet" food for breakfast, we don't have puddings after the main meal, for instance.

francagoestohollywood Mon 21-Sep-09 17:29:15

Bucharest, how hideous are Nutella adverts in Italy btw? Cannot stand it ...

Bucharest Mon 21-Sep-09 17:31:58

How hideous is gormless old Buffon full stop.....Makes Kate Moss look like a Cambridge lecturer...
<oops, wrong thread....> wink

shonaspurtle Mon 21-Sep-09 17:34:05

What's the difference between toast and Nutella and toast and marmalade?

Surely the key is to spread it thin so you get a taste but aren't actually eating a lot of it at one sitting?

Not that I'd eat Nutella for breakfast - bleurgh

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