Thanks To This Woman’s Lawsuit, Nutella May Owe You $4
10:45 am, April 27th | by Amy Tennery
A woman in San Diego took Ferrero U.S.A. to court over the company’s claims that its chocolate-hazelnut spread, Nutella, was “nutritious” and an integral part of a “healthy breakfast.” Apparently the whole “chocolate-hazelnut spread” part of it wasn’t a tip-off.
After becoming perhaps the world’s first person to buy Nutella based on its nutritional claims, Athena Hohenberg was rather ticked to find out — oh dear — Nutella isn’t really a nutritionally sound product. So she sued the company.
And while some claimed that Hohenberg didn’t stand a chance with her lawsuit, she came out on top — and inadvertently spread around the goodness for the rest of us. Ferrero U.S.A. has settled the suit for $3.05 million, according to a report from ABC News, and anyone who bought Nutella between Jan. 1, 2008 and Feb. 3, 2012, is entitled to $4 per jar. You can get a maximum payout of $20 — which, honestly, seems inadequate since many of us regularly polish off five jars or more in the span of six months.
This deal, of course, begs a rather crucial question: What kind of person keeps a record of every jar of Nutella he or she has bought in the last four years? I’m just sayings all.
Image from Facebook, via Daily Mail.