Foods endorsed by celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriot have been slammed for their high levels of fat, sugar and salt following a new study.
A 190g jar of Jamie Oliver's pesto rosso was found by mysupermarket.com to contain 42 grammes of fat per 100g of product – almost four times the amount in a Big Mac.
Ainsley Harriott's Chocolate Heaven bars were found to contain 10 teaspoons of sugar per 100g.
"When people see a famous name on a product, they may assume they're getting the best,” said the consumer website’s Jonny Steel.
“But consumers should always read product labels."
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