While it originated in Italy, Nutella has become a popular chocolate spread in Australia. Most of us probably don’t think twice before scooping a heap of it out of the jar and slathering it all over bread, ice-cream or just eating it straight up. But how big should one serving size of Nutella be? This is something that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over in the US is trying to find out after the makers of Nutella claimed the current serving size for Nutella in the US, which is classified as a dessert food, is way too big.
We want throw this question to our readers: How much Nutella do you eat as one serving?
Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, said the hazelnut chocolate has been misclassified as a dessert topping for far too long. This means the recommended serving size is set at two tablespoons, which is too much, according to Ferrero. Each serving totals 200 calories, half of which are from fat, and contains 21 grams of sugar.
While Nutella is put in all sorts of food like ice cream and waffles, the company said 60% of Nutella consumers spread it on toast wants the serving size reduced to 1 tablespoon (15g) on official labels in the US, which aligns with other jams and jelly spreads. One tablespoon is also the standard serving size for Nutella in Australia.
So, Lifehacker Australia readers, we want know how much Nutella do you eat as one serving?