The price of Nutella was dropped from €4.50 to €1.40 in selected supermarkets in France, leading to what has been described as “riots”.
A discount on Nutella in the French supermarket chain Intermarché has led to violent scenes. Intermarché dropped the price by 70% from €4.50 to €1.40 which led to the caos.
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The police had to be called as people started to fight and push each other.
“They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand,” Reports French media.
A member of the Intermarché team from a shop in central France told Le Progrès: “We were trying to get in between the customers but they were pushing us.”
With the report adding: All of their stock was snapped up within 15 minutes and one customer was given a black eye.
There have been similar reports across the Intermarché stores, with some describing the scenes as “riots”.
There are 365 million kilos of Nutella being consumed across 160 countries, so what is all the fuss with Nutella? And are we being conscious of what we put in our bodies?
As reported early last year in Truth Theory article New Image Reveals What Really Goes Into A Jar Of Nutella:
According to reports, the size of the labelled section in the diagram is said to represent the real proportion in the jar, which many were shocked to see was 50% white sugar. This image was released earlier this week following reports that Nutella may be taken out of supermarkets due to its “cancer-causing properties”. This came after a report, conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), claimed that palm oil was more carcinogenic than any other oil. However, since the reports, Nutella has denied the claims that the hazelnut chocolate spread carries cancer risks, stating that the palm oil that they use in every jar is high quality and safe to eat.
Whilst Nutella would not confirm or deny if the image is accurate, due to claims that the recipe is top secret, the nutritional information on each jar, as well as the website, reveals that there is 8.5g of sugar in every tablespoon of the spread, which means that every 400g jar contains a huge quantity of 227.2g of sugar. This vast amount works out to be more than half the jar’s weight.
Another major ingredient that has caught many people’s attention is the use of palm oil. Whilst palm oil is the cheapest oil on the market, the use of it is highly controversial, as it has major links with deforestation of major rainforests, as well as wiping out huge wildlife populations. Although palm oil is used in a huge array of common products, from cosmetics to food, the excessive consumption of the oil has had a major negative effect on the natural world. Palm oil plantations currently cover over 27 million hectares of the Earth’s surface. This has resulted in a huge loss of forests and human settlements, as these areas are completely destroyed to make room for the oil plantations, which have since been referred to as “green deserts”.
A spokesperson for Nutella has said they regret the violence, but also noted that the discount was at the discretion of Intermarché.
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