By: Steve Dellar | 01-26-2018 | News
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Video - France Plagued By ‘Nutella’ Riots

If you are a parent, you will know that getting your kids to school on time in the morning can be quite the hassle. So giving them their favorite breakfast food, full of chocolate and sugar to get their activity levels going is a popular trick in Europe. The absolute number one food for that: Nutella.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Serieux ??!! Tout ça pour du Nutella ?! 😮 <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Emeute</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nutella</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; •KENNY LE BON• (@kennyLebon) <a href="">January 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Developed by Italian chain Ferrero, it is a chocolate-hazelnut spread which you put on bread. Kids love it. The company knows this and so you normally pay 5 to 6€ for a pot. French supermarket chain Intermarché tried to get rid of its old stock, and started selling it for 1.40€, meaning a 70% reduction.

Customers in response stood in long lines before the doors, and some violence could be seen.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Le <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nutella</a> rend fou 😂😂😂😂😂 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Sanssouci Jonathan (@Nostress973) <a href="">January 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Personnel at most of the supermarkets had to call police to help in some cases: "They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand."

"We were trying to get in between the customers but they were pushing us."

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">#🆘‼🤪🔥 <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#France</a>: Apparently <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nutella</a> is 100% Halal, lots of hijabs were running at &quot;Intermarché&quot; supermarket for some glasses of chocolate cream. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) <a href="">January 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Most of the supermarket stock was ‘bought’ in about 15 minutes after opening.

Nutella is consumed in enormous quantities around the world in fact. Some 365 million kilos of is consumed in 160 countries on a yearly basis.


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Anonymous No. 16872 2018-01-26 : 15:45


Hilarious No. 16873 2018-01-26 : 15:48

Reminds me of stories I've heard from the Southern Women Show. The doors open and they actually run into the show?

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