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The palm oil in Nutella® is carefully treated during processing, making it perfectly safe to ingest. The palm oil we use in Nutella® is 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil and can be traced back to the mills, guaranteeing that it does not come from plantations subject to deforestation.
Palm oil is actually the second-most widely produced edible oil in the world. Australia imports around 130,000 tons of palm oil each year. It's found in approximately 50% of packaged foods in Australia.
Nutella is produced in various facilities. In the North American market, it is produced at a plant in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and more recently in San José Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico. For Australia and New Zealand, Nutella has been manufactured in Lithgow, New South Wales, since the late 1970s.
The ingredients in both the European and American versions include sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, and vanillin, which is an artificial flavor. Where the two jars differ, Serious Eats states that it is possibly with their hazelnut and milk content. The Italian version is made of 13% hazelnuts and 5% milk.
Swedish Nutella is the most chocolately. and people who prefer a less sweet, and more nutty spread will tend to like German and Swiss Nutella the best, (although the German Nutella ranked better than the Swiss one). Belgian Nutella: of course, it's still Nutella, but it's the least favorite out of all 5 types tested.
Compared to European Nutella, American Nutella is generally described as lighter in hue, more chocolate- and sugar-forward in flavor, and oilier and thinner in consistency than its Italian peer. Italian Nutella is often described as darker and richer in both taste and texture, and with stronger nutty flavor notes.
Is Nutella® Halal certified? Nutella® sold by Australian Food Service is sourced from Ferrero® factories in Alba, Italy and from Lithgow, Australia and is Halal certified. Please refer to the National Independent Halaal Trust website www.halaal.org.za for more information.
Today, we employ over 300 people across our commercial operations in Australia and New Zealand and our factory in Lithgow, New South Wales. Tic Tac and NUTELLA® have been proudly made in Lithgow for over 40 years.
Suitable for vegetarians. Certified Kosher and Halal. Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Consumer Hotline: Australia 1800 627 231 / NZ 0800 441 512 for more information visit www.ferrerorocher.com/au.
It is used in many processed foods, including ice cream, chocolate, chips, cereals, frozen foods, margarine, baked goods and fruit juice. It may appear on labels as vegetable oil or be even less visible as a component of other ingredients.
Palm oil is in around 50% of supermarket foods, but Australian law does not require it to be labelled as an ingredient. You can choose any product made by the brands featured in this guide knowing they either use no palm oil at all or 100% Segregated Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, the choice is yours.
It is not always easy to identify products with palm oil, as Food Standards Australia and New Zealand allow it to be labelled simply as 'vegetable oil'. Generally if the saturated fat content is about 50%, there is a good chance that the vegetable oil will in fact be palm oil.
At Ferrero, palm oil plays an important role in achieving a balance between the different elements of our products. For example, palm oil is solid at room temperature which means that products like our Kinder Surprise, Ferrero Rocher or Nutella have the perfect consistency.
All KitKat products containing Palm Oil contain RSPO responsiblly sourced, sustainable palm oil.
These companies produce palm oil free chocolate
Divine, Beyond Good, Chocolat Madagascar, Pacari, Moo Free, Booja-Booja, Seed and Bean, Montezuma, Tony's Chocolonely, Fairafric, Vego, Willies, Ombar, Mia.
In an average seven days, 6.4 per cent of Australians 14+ (or just over 1.2 million people), eat Nutella or a similar brand of choc/hazelnut spread.
Why is Nutella not vegan? According to its website, Nutella is made from the following ingredients: Sugar, palm oil, skimmed milk powder, cocoa, hazelnuts, lecithins, and vanillin. Because Nutella contains skimmed milk powder it is not suitable for those who follow a vegan diet.
And to this day I have pronounced 'Nutella' like most other Aussies – when I'm reading my shopping list, in my head it's NA-TELL-AH. But it seems I've been wrong all along. According to the Nutella website, the delicious hazelnut and cocoa spread is pronounced NEW-TELL-UH. Yep that's right – “New-tell-uh”.
Whittaker's have halal suitable chocolate. Most of their products are halal, however, the only one which isn't halal is 'Rum and Raisin' (understandably). Whittaker's Chocolate contains no palm oil and the vanilla flavours used are not extracted with alcohol based solutions.
All foods are Halal unless they are Haram (which means prohibited or unlawful).
If there is no Halal mark, look for ingredients in the product which may include animal derivatives. If any animal derived ingredients are used, check whether they are from halal sources or not. If they are from halal sources, you may buy the products as they are halal.
One of the big reasons that why Italian's love Nutella is the ease of eating it – no matter where you are in Italy you will be able to find it in every cafe & shop! Italian's start their morning a little different to how Americans start their morning.
According to Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, Italian Nutella is “far more delicious and more hazelnut forward.” While the ingredients are mostly the same, the Italian version lists 13% hazelnut and 7.4% cocoa powder as two of the ingredients. The American version excludes these numbers on the food label.