With its creamy consistency and sweet taste, Nutella is one of the most popular spreads in many countries. But is Nutella really vegan? In this article, we get to the bottom of the question.
Nutella is a spread made of chocolate and hazelnuts, produced by Ferrero. The main ingredients of Nutella are sugar, vegetable oil, hazelnuts, cocoa and milk powder. The spread is known for its creamy and sweet taste.
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not so simple. Most of the ingredients in Nutella are vegan, but there is one controversial ingredient: milk powder. Milk powder is used to give the spread a creamy and soft consistency. It is made from milk and is therefore not vegan.
However, there is a debate about whether powdered milk in such small quantities can even be considered non-vegan. Many vegans believe that it is okay to eat Nutella as long as it is a very small amount. However, other vegans are more strict and reject all products that are not 100 % vegan.
If you don't want powdered milk in your diet, there are alternatives to Nutella. Many companies offer vegan chocolate spreads that are made without milk powder. For example, one option is Plamil's chocolate spread, which is made without milk or soy.
You can also make your own chocolate hazelnut spreads at home. There are many vegan recipes online that show you how to make a delicious spread from hazelnuts, chocolate and vegetable oil.
Whether Nutella is suitable for vegans depends on your individual attitude. If you are a very strict vegan who doesn't want any animal products in your spreads, Nutella is not for you. However, if you can tolerate a smaller amount of dairy, Nutella is an option for you. Alternatively, you can use a vegan chocolate spread or make your own chocolate hazelnut spreads at home.
We hope this article has helped you answer your questions about the vegan suitability of Nutella. Enjoy your next spread with a clear conscience!
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.