No matter what sh*t life throws at ya, we can always take comfort in the fact that Nutella is there. All we'd have to do is spread that sweet, chocolate-hazelnut concoction over any kind of carbs (or, you know, eat it directly from the jar) and our sorrows seemed to melt away.
Until today, that is, because we've learned that rumours have been *spreading* online that Nutella may contain a cancer-causing ingredient.
Palm oil, which gives the spread its ultra luscious, creamy texture, and one of the spread's main ingredients, may contain a carcinogen (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are claiming that any foods which contain Palm Oil might cause cancer. *Cool, we'll just let that sink in for a sec.*
Good bye pizza, lipstick, instant noodles, chocolate, ice cream, cookies, bread, basically say good bye to everything you love.
Ferrero, the parent company of Nutella, has fought back against this palm oil backlash with an ad campaign to assure Nutella-lovers everywhere that the product is safe.
The palm oil used by Ferrero is safe because it comes from freshly squeezed fruits and is processed at controlled temperatures.
Stay tuned. Trust nothing.