Maker of Nutella settles deceptive ad suit

Ferrera USA will pay $3 million to end claims it deceived consumers

It’s chocolaty. It’s gooey. It’s nutty, and toddlers love it. There is nothing about that description of Nutella that should lead any reasonable person to believe the sweet treat is anything more than junk food.

But apparently, Athena Hohenberg thought Nutella was a health food and fed it to her young daughter. However, when the California woman stumbled back into reality and discovered the chocolate spread was nothing more than, well, chocolate spread, she sued the maker, Ferrera USA, claiming deceptive advertising.


Cathleen Flahardy

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