Nutella Denies Shortage Rumors

You can stop hoarding chocolate spread. Nutella says that despite online speculation that a lower-than-expected hazelnut crop and soaring hazelnut prices would lead to shortages, stocks of its signature spread are safe. "We are tracking this issue closely and there’s no foreseeable impact on the availability of Nutella," said a spokesperson for Ferrero USA, makers of Nutella. "As always, we will maintain the high quality of the Nutella product that consumers know and love.” The company offered no comment on whether pricing would be affected.

- Ben Popken