(CTV) — A mother in California who claimed she was shocked to find that Nutella is nowhere near as healthy as she had thought has come out the winner in a lawsuit against the maker of the sweet, cocoa-hazelnut spread.
Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, has decided to settle two class-action lawsuits filed last year by consumers who said they felt deceived by the brand's advertising.
Ferrero is settling the suits with a US$3 million payout. The money will be spread around (pun intended) to anyone who bought Nutella between August, 2009 and January, 2012. That works out to about $4 a jar – essentially the equivalent of a refund.
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In addition to the payout, Ferrero has also promised to change its Nutella labelling and stop running the misleading ads in question.