Nutella settles for $3.5M for falsely advertising health benefits, consumers entitled to their cut

Any consumer who purchased Nutella in the last few years is entitled to their cut of a $3.5 million class action settlement, ABC News reports.

The two women behind the lawsuit are mothers who were appalled by Nutella's advertisements. 

The makers claimed the product  was a healthy spread made with "simple, quality ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of coco," according to its commercial.

But in fact, mother of three Laura Rude-Barbato found that the product was no healthier than a candy bar.

Two tablespoons of Nutella packs 200 calories, 21 grams of sugar and 11 grams of fat.  

Barbato and Athena Hohenberg, mother of one, took the maker of Nutella to court, hoping the company would fess up to overstating the product's nutritional benefits.

Barbato was awarded $3.5 million, which tallies up to $4 to $20 per person to anyone who purchased Nutella from Jan 1. 2008 to Feb. 3, 2012.

To learn more about the settlement, click here:  nutellaclassactionsettlement.com .

Read ABC News' report here: abcn.ws/J1S1bK .

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