Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And another thing.

Who here has had Nutella? I love this recent ad (bad quality video, I know, I'm sorry) that works so hard to make the stuff sound nutritious. I mean, yes, it's tasty, and yes, I suppose it's true that it contains no artificial  colors or preservatives, but come on. Do you want to know what is the first listed ingredient in a jar of Nutella? Sugar. I kid you not. In a 2 tbsp serving, there are 21 grams of sugar. I was helpfully informed by David a while back that for reference, a nickel weighs about five grams. This same serving includes 18% of your daily value of saturated fat, but makes up for this with 1 gram of fiber, which is 6% of your (underestimated, as many scientists agree) daily value. 3g protein. 21g sugar. Delicious and nutritious.

That being said, I am eating some off a spoon as I type. It really is delicious.