For the last 10 years or so, Nutella has creeped its way into our hearts and pantries, as a delicious spread for breakfast toast and as a generous topping to our ice cream sundaes.
But not everything is sweet in the land of hazelnut chocolate. The ingredient that makes this spread so creamy — palm oil — is under fire for being a potential carcinogen.
Thus far, there are no government regulations banning palm oil or official recommendations for consumers to stop eating it. But some chains and brands have taken matters into their own hands as a precautionary step. Italian supermarket chain Coop, for example, recently banned the ingredient from its in-house line of products.
Here's Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About Nutella Right Now — Food News