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On a scale of 1(low) to ten (very bad) how bad really is Nutella?

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DrNortherner Sat 20-Jun-09 19:23:12

Cause for supper my ds (aged 7) is having Nutella, on wholemeal bread with a glass of milk.

Is that really so bad?

<I stuck my finger in the jar and licked it>

Juwesm Sat 20-Jun-09 19:25:45

I eat it by the jarful spoonful. It is fabulous. I wish I had some now.

Mintyy Sat 20-Jun-09 19:25:53

It is not bad. It is edible, it is food, it tastes nice. Starving to death is bad. Going to bed hungry is bad. Food poisoning is quite bad. Nutella is neutral.

Juwesm Sat 20-Jun-09 19:26:05

So, a 1 in my book!

Saltire Sat 20-Jun-09 19:26:57


NumptyMum Sat 20-Jun-09 19:27:16

It's got nuts in it - surely that counts as protein... would you feel as guilty if it were peanut butter? (Not that I've compared the labels of each, I'm guessing peanut butter has more nuts than nutella...).

JJ Sat 20-Jun-09 19:27:18

Better than the average peanut butter, I think.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Jun-09 19:28:26

Shocking. I'm amazed you can do tht to your child. Chocolate spread on wholemeal bread with milk? Good lord.

At 7 she should only be eating rice cakes and raw fruit.


(I'd give it a 5 though, since you ask)

cookielove Sat 20-Jun-09 19:28:41

oooh use to make a great pudding for kids i babysat for, slice of bread spread with nutella, then covered in hundreds of thousands, mmmmmm yummy

NorbertDentressangle Sat 20-Jun-09 19:31:55

I have to confess to having Nutella on white toast recently and it was very, very nice.

Nuts = protein
chocolate = milk = calcium

Positively good for you smile

MrsTittleMouse Sat 20-Jun-09 19:37:59

Hm, the main ingredient is sugar. hmm
But it is delicious.

MrsTittleMouse Sat 20-Jun-09 19:37:59

Hm, the main ingredient is sugar. hmm
But it is delicious.

broguemum Sat 20-Jun-09 19:40:30

surely with all those hazel nuts and cocoa beans it counts as one if not two portions of fruit or veg?

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 20-Jun-09 19:49:27


<<my dcs had a portion of chips - shared between them - for tea>> shock shock shock

They also had a <<nope, can't type it on mumsnet>> one of those terrible drinks at a friend's party.

In my defence they had organic strawberries, cucumber and pepper with their lunch.

Tortoise Sat 20-Jun-09 19:53:17

Put some banana with it to make it healthier. grin
Mmmm banana and nutella toastie!

Tambajam Sat 20-Jun-09 19:53:34

Sugar and oil are main ingredients but hey. It's not evil once in a while. My DS has it for breakfast.
Small amount of milk. Nuts get waved at it.

oodlesofpoodles Sat 20-Jun-09 19:57:19

I would say 6. I make my own <smug> which is healthier (plus even more delicious).

Tambajam Sat 20-Jun-09 19:58:28

Recipe please

Hassled Sat 20-Jun-09 19:58:32

Not bad at all. Nuts are a valuable source of lots of good things, I'm sure of it.

MagNacarta Sat 20-Jun-09 19:59:03

oodles - how?

fuzzywuzzy Sat 20-Jun-09 20:01:03

Nutella is very good for you, as is all chocolate, it releases endorphins and is therefore a health food..... that is a scientific fact that I have just made up

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 20-Jun-09 20:01:58

once in a while - 1
every meal - 10

oodlesofpoodles Sat 20-Jun-09 20:03:09

1 large darkish bar of chocolate-melted
1 biggish tin of condensed milk
lots of hazelnuts 3-400g -blended

stir together


And keep in the fridge if you are going to keep it longer than a couple of weeks.

I do have the proper quantities somewhere. I'll look later.

TubOfLardWithInferiorRange Sat 20-Jun-09 22:27:54

I'd give it a 5. Peanut butter jar says less than 2% sugar-nutella jar says sugar is the main ingredient.

Lotster Sat 20-Jun-09 22:41:33

As far as nutritiona goes it's crap, possible good for energy is all. But that's not why we eat it is it??? grin

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