Nutella in price hike

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Stephen Hay­ward

LOVERS of Nutella who are fu­ri­ous at its recipe change have now been hit just days later by a price rise for the choco­late spread.

The hike comes de­spite a 35 per cent fall in the cost of im­port­ing key in­gre­di­ent hazel­nuts this year, says trade pa­per The Gro­cer.

Ital­ian mak­ers Fer­rero said its range faced “in­put pres­sures” – and UK su­per­mar­kets have now passed on the rise to cus­tomers.

Yes­ter­day it emerged Mor­risons is the lat­est, with a 1kg jar up 22p to £5.20.

The price in ri­vals Tesco, Asda and Sains­bury’s is £5.30, a 30p in­crease.

Fer­rero said: “We are ad­dress­ing these chal­lenges with our re­tail part­ners.”

The firm was last week blasted by cus­tomers who no­ticed the prod­uct has more sugar and pow­dered skimmed milk. Fer­rero said they’d no­tice no dif­fer­ence in taste and qual­ity.

CHANGES: The choc treat

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