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April 27th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Nutella must pay parents who thought chocolate spread was a healthy choice - The Globe and Mail



Am I the only one who sees this as idiotic? It's chocolate spread. Yes, it has skim milk and nuts, both of which are good for you in moderation... but I think it has something like 200 calories per serving. It is a candy bar in a jar (a yummy one at that)! In fact, I think I can have more of a candy bar for 200 calories than I can Nutella.


I feel this takes away personal responsibility. I could go blame just about any company who got my money today for me being over weight. I mean, most of their products boast about being low sodium, low sugar, low fat, whole grain.. but unless I take responsibility and eat it in moderation, I'm going to blow up like a whale in no time! Instead I choose to blame myself for having poor portion control abilities and a defunct thyroid so my body has no real metabolism to fall back on when I make bad choices. But you don't see me running out and suing Starbucks because my non fat what ever the heck it could be has a million calories and I didn't know.

look at all the companies who lure people in with nutrition boasting, but in reality, you can have real junk food for less sugar (and sometimes fat). Cereal companies come to mind... I mean, all those sugary cereals are made with whole grains.. so the sugar in them doesn't count anymore right?
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April 27th, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I'm sitting here swallowing the spoonful of Nutella I just ate.
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April 27th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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I think most lawsuits anymore are idiotic.
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April 27th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Sure it's idiotic, but if it tickles their pickle, so be it.

Some people just have an ingrained desire to prove they are the epitome of stupid-or certainly act so at times. Like people who think a chocolate spread is a super healthy breakfast food based entirely on one commercial(which is where this lawsuit actually stemmed from originally).
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April 27th, 2012, 04:38 PM
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I had to laugh reading that.

Do people have no independent thought anymore? "Hmm, the ad says it has skim milk, but it is spreadable candy.... well... if the TV says so, it must be good"
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April 27th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Um, wow. Stupid lawsuit and I can't believe Nutella has to pay anyone. It's not their job to read the lable to everyone, they can do that themselves and see that a chocolate spread is probably not super duper healthy.
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April 27th, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Oh, can I get some money because I hoped it was healthy until I read the label?
Prolly not cuz I figured out it wasn't healthy and then bought it anyway. I wish they'd sell it in gallon jars.
My BFF uses it when she makes chocolate frosting for her cakes.
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April 27th, 2012, 11:57 PM
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I eat nutrition bars made of dark chocolate. While I believe that they are healthier than most chocolate bars, there is no way that I would eat them on a daily basis! At the end of the day, they still contain chocolate. They still contain some sugar, sodium, cholestrol, some fat. They may be healthier than most chocolate but they are still a TREAT and should not be a primary source of nutrition.

Also it's better to eat a variety of foods than the same thing nearly every day. While something may be healthy you may be missing out on other essential nutrients.

I wish people would just read labels.
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April 28th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Peanutbutter & Nutella cookies are super yum. I bet it would be good with monster cookies too.
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April 28th, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I am going to go sue General Mills. They insinuate that Lucky Charms is healthy because it has whole grains. I'm just going to pretend I thought the marshmallows were colored fiber bits.

Oh and gonna sue all those publications that claim red wine and dark chocolate is healthy. I thought I was all nutritious eating my Lucky Charms and a bar of dark chocolate. Thought I was getting extra nutrients washing it down with a glass of red wine. Darn.
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April 28th, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Only a glass Jennifer? You need a whole bottle to get the nutritional benefits
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April 28th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Oh and gonna sue all those publications that claim red wine and dark chocolate is healthy. I thought I was all nutritious eating my Lucky Charms and a bar of dark chocolate. Thought I was getting extra nutrients washing it down with a glass of red wine. Darn.
What! You mean downing an entire bottle of red wine ever night is unhealthy! But... but... they say red wine is healthy! Next thing you know, we'll find out that eating too many bananas a day can kill!

/sarcasm
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April 28th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Speaking of bananas, the ad for bananas in Australia for the past... decade, more even, has a jingle that says "make your bodies sing"

Well, I eat bananas and my body dosent sing at all, no wonderful melodies coming out of my body.

Better sue the banana farmers.
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April 28th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Speaking of bananas, the ad for bananas in Australia for the past... decade, more even, has a jingle that says "make your bodies sing"

Well, I eat bananas and my body dosent sing at all, no wonderful melodies coming out of my body.

Better sue the banana farmers.

Some nutritious foods make my body sing. Not a pleasant melody, though.

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What! You mean downing an entire bottle of red wine ever night is unhealthy! But... but... they say red wine is healthy! Next thing you know, we'll find out that eating too many bananas a day can kill!

/sarcasm

I was even thinking of skipping the milk and pouring red wine on my cereal.

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What! You mean downing an entire bottle of red wine ever night is unhealthy! But... but... they say red wine is healthy! Next thing you know, we'll find out that eating too many bananas a day can kill!

/sarcasm

I was even thinking of skipping the milk and pouring red wine on my cereal.

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Only a glass Jennifer? You need a whole bottle to get the nutritional benefits
Off to Costco to stock up then.
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April 29th, 2012, 04:35 AM
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This is stupid... why do they make product labels, if you can sue because you cant take the time to read it to find out its not "healthy"??? Really??
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I guess the woman who's lausuit over crunch berries was thrown out of court had the wrong judge.

Dumb lawsuit.
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April 29th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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^ Let me guess, she thought the crunch berries were real dried berries?
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April 29th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Ugghhhh the cereal that actually HAS dried berries in it makes me get goosebumps. The texture of them is horrible (kinda like malted milk balls *shiver*)

Where do I sign up to get some of this money?
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April 29th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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And once again...stupidity seems to pay off.
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April 29th, 2012, 08:10 AM
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^ Let me guess, she thought the crunch berries were real dried berries?
lol...yeah.
Judge: Of Course "Crunch Berries" Are Not Fruit! | news10.net
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a California woman
who claimed she was deceived into buying Cap'n Crunch cereal during a four-year
period because she thought "Crunch Berries" were real fruit.
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