Ferrero is an Italian company that manufactures chocolate and confectionary products. The company started in 1946 and is now the second largest producer of chocolate and confectionary in the world. Ferrero launched its brand in Australian in 1974 and is popular all over the country for products like Tic Tac, NUTELLA, Kinder Surprise, and Ferrero Rocher. The company has a factory in Lithgow where it locally produces NUTELLA and Tic Tac for distribution in Australia. After facing criticism for contributing to deforestation in Africa, the company has been committed to helping end cocoa deforestation, as well as taking action against child labour. The brand also faces criticism for its Kinder Surprise products, which encourage plastic waste and contribute to pollution.