The head of the right-wing populist Lega in Italy, Matteo Salvini, no Nutella wants to eat anymore. In a campaign appearance on Thursday evening in Ravenna, he said as a reason that the nut nougat cream is not Italian enough. "I've discovered that Nutella uses Turkish nuts and I'd rather help companies that use Italian products, preferring to eat Italian and help the Italian farmers," said the 46-year-old.
This Friday, Salvini relented and said he was "one of the biggest consumers of Nutella and its derivatives in all of the world Italy – whistle on diet. "In a video he linked this commitment with an appeal to" Messrs. Ferrero "and other food manufacturers:" Buy Italian sugar, buy Italian hazelnuts, buy Italian milk. "
Italian nuts are not enough
An opinion from Nutella-Manufacturer Ferrero not yet available. According to Italian media reports, the Italian offer of hazelnuts can not meet the needs at all. According to the FAO, Turkey is by far the largest producer and exporter of hazelnuts in the world.
Salvini, who was Italian Interior Minister until the beginning of September, hopes for new elections in Italy and a return to power. In polls his Lega is the strongest party, In the region of Emilia-Romagna, to which Ravenna belongs, regional elections take place at the end of January. Salvini relies on a victory of his candidates in this traditionally left stronghold.
Currently a protest movement is making the so-called sardines, mobilized against Salvini with demonstrations in numerous cities. "Now I'm eating bread, salami and two sardines, then I'm even better," joked Salvini on Thursday night.