Crazed French Shoppers Riot Over Discounted Nutella


Every culture has the consumer good they’re willing to fight over in public. In America, we’ll stampede our countrymen over slashed prices on .

And in France, apparently, all it takes for grocery stores to devolve into mayhem is 70 percent discounts on jars of Nutella, according to the

On Thursday, devotees of the milk-chocolatey hazelnut spread reportedly broke into riots when word got out that the beloved condiment was on sale at French supermarkets. (The French are the of Nutella — Germans are the first — and the French apparently consume .)

In the northern French town of Ostricourt, police were . In the Loire Valley, a store’s entire stock disappeared in minutes and a customer . And in southern France, shoppers on a worker carrying Nutella, according to reports.

“They are like animals,” a customer at the Rive-de-Gier supermarket in central France told “A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand. It was horrible.”

Crazed French Shoppers Riot Over Discounted Nutella