The year is 2018 and the headline really is that riots are breaking out across France because Nutella is on sale.
Unfortunately, this is not a joke.
The BBC reports that a supermarket chain dropped the price for the creamy chocolate hazelnut spread roughly 70% and in some cases, police have been called to the scene, and bystanders have captured the video firsthand starting the hashtag #NutellaRiots on social media.
“They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand,” one customer told French media.
Some 365 million kilos of Nutella, a hazelnut chocolate spread, is consumed every year in 160 countries around the world. It was created by the Ferrero family in the 1940s in the Piedmont region of Italy, which is famed for its hazelnuts. The firm said it regretted Thursday’s violence, but noted that the discount had been unilaterally decided by Intermarché Supermarkets.
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