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So Nutella really isn't nutritious after all.
Nutella isn't as healthy as its makers held it out to be. That's what consumers learned after years of being told that Nutella was the smart way to get their kids to enjoy a healthy breakfast.
Apparently, Nutella had about as much nutritional value as a candy bar. And as a result, the parent company, Italy's Ferrero Group, found itself on the bad end of a class action lawsuit.
The company's U.S. branch was sued by angry consumers over its false advertising claims. While the makers of Nutella held their product out as part of a healthy breakfast, what they failed to state clearly in their nutritional claims was that it was the glass of milk and the bread atop of which the Nutella sat that actually lent any nutrition to the breakfast.
So, Nutella's makers had to answer to consumers and eventually, the lawsuit settled. Under the settlement, consumers are entitled to reimbursement for up to five jars of Nutella, at $4 a jar.
Here's a copy of the Nutella class action settlement.
Are you entitled to some cash from the Nutella settlement? If so, how can you claim a piece of the Nutella settlement?
Who is entitled to the Nutella class action settlement: Consumers who purchased Nutella in California between August 1, 2009 and January 23, 2012 or consumers who purchased Nutella in any other state between January 1, 2008 and February 3, 2012 can file a claim to collect in the Nutella class action settlement.
Steps to take to collect your class action settlement check: If you fall within the class of consumers above, then you need to submit a claim form by July 5, 2012. You can submit a claim form online by clicking here. You can also go online and get a copy of the form to print and mail.
If you take no action, you won't be able to get your settlement check so act fast. There's less than a month left to collect your share!
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.