Thieves Steal 5.5 Tons of Popular Nutella Chocolate Spread

Thieves Steal 5.5 Tons of Popular Chocolate Spread

Seems there must be something to that nutty-chocolate spread…the one with no artificial colors or artificial preservatives, made with skim milk…and over 50 hazelnuts in each 13oz. jar! Yep, if you guessed that I’m referring to Nutella, you’re right!

Apparently thieves stole jars upon jars, resulting in 5.5 tons, of this gooey concoction from a trailer parked in the center of the town of Bad Hersfled, about 400 miles southwest of Berlin.

Police have no idea how many thieves were involved, and they seem just as clueless as to the reason behind the thieving incident, even though a few weeks ago, Red Bull was stolen from the same location as well as $40,000 worth of coffee.

Is it just me or wouldn’t you think that if this exact location was already a target of theft that the city would heighten their security with either more police, surveillance cameras or some other type of security tool?

Oh, and by the way, it seems as though Columbia University students are obsessed with the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Students are scarfing down so much of it that it is actually costing the university about $5,000 per week! But, the university is prepared to hand over $250,000 per year to help fund the student’s addiction.

Makes me wonder if there’s any type of connection between the thefts in Germany and Columbia University?

I further wonder how the university plans to keep the Nutella under lock-and-key, since it seems like an extremely popular commodity. Will they hire security guards or install security cameras to keep an “eye” on the lucrative substance?

I always welcome and enjoy reading and responding to your thoughts and opinions.


Posted by Ginger Hill on Apr 08, 2013

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