Shoppers In France Are Full On Punching On Over Nutella

Nutella ‘riots’ spread across French supermarkets

Brawls broke out in a chain of French supermarkets as shoppers fought over cut-price tubs of Nutella chocolate spread.

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has pleaded with UNESCO to list baguette as France's cultural treasure. It was like an orgy.

In multiple stores, the situation reportedly got so out of hand that the police had to be called in!

The dogged pursuit of a discounted confection now heavily based on sugar and palm oil was hardly limited to Forbach.

The violent scenes were described as "riots" and a "Nutella war" by local media.

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Video footage of the chaos shows shoppers stuffing jars of Nutella into bags. One woman had her hair pulled.

Shoppers were "like animals" according to a witness at an Intermaché in the town of Rive-de-Gier, where 600 pots sold in five minutes, French newspaper Le Progres reports.

One video of shoppers has already netted more than 2.8 million views, as worldwide viewers marvel at throngs descending into hysteria as they rush and jostle to fill shopping bags with cheap Nutella.

The rest, as they say, is history. As it turns out, this may be the last time Intermarché or any other retailer will be legally allowed to offer a 70% discount. Ferrero, the company that produces Nutella, decried the incidents and distanced itself from the supermarket chain.

"We wish to specify that this promotion was decided unilaterally by the Intermarché brand". "[Ferrero] deplores this operation and its consequences, which create confusion and disappointments in the mind of consumers", it said in a statement.

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