Punch on: Open thread 30/04/2012
Tucked in amid the weekend’s exciting political news was this little nugget: People are suing Nutella because they believed it was a “nutritious treat”.
People were fooled by marketing to believe that chocolatey, hazelnutty Nutella would “nourish their children with whole grains” as “part of a balanced meal”.
It’s more than half sugar, and about a third is fat, which doesn’t leave all that much room for nutrition. But some people were fooled and now they’re up for massive payouts of up to $20. Which doesn’t really seem worth it. What do you think, Punchers? Is litigiousness spreading like fatty goodness in Australia, too? And what else is on your mind?
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