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Ferrero secretly changes Nutella recipe, consumers went mad

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The makers of Nutella have admitted adjusting its formula. The confirmation by Ferrero comes after the changes were noted by German consumer group Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre.

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It means the spread will be lighter - and will also contain more sugar, according to the group.

It says the new recipe contains 8.7% powdered skimmed milk, compared with the previous quantity of 7.5%, and that sugar content has risen from 55.9% to 56.3%.

Ferrero issued a statement confirming that an "adjustment" had been made, but said that many brands regularly make changes.

"The quality... and all other aspects of Nutella remain the same," the company said.

Dozens of angry customers took to social media to vent their frustration over their beloved sweet indulgence.

"I mean come on there are things in life you can't do! and this is one of this (sic) things!" one tweet read.

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