Apr 10 2013 7:45am

Have Some Nutella With Your Morning Coffee?

NutellaI like Nutella as much as the next person. In fact, I probably like Nutella more than the the next person. Maybe more than the next two people combined. There is nothing in life more perfect than a Nutella and banana crepe, in my mind. But still, I find the fact that thieves in Germany made off with five metric tons of Nutella a bit hard to fathom. That’s 176,370 ounces; more than 13,500 standard size jars, or 6,500 of the larger containers.

In reading about this particular heist, I ran across The Atlantic’s speculations on the possible uses for 11,000 pounds of Nutella, of which I found this the most amusing:

...if there’s a major heist of 10,000 pounds of toast/waffles/bananas in the coming days, then that probably points to someone—or a group of people—with serious Nutella addictions. 

And then there are speculations about hoarding and black markets. I would just love to see a crime story written about Nutella smuggling. Mmmmm... think it’s time for breakfast.

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Terrie Farley Moran
1. Terrie
Babysat all day yesterday--made a ton of Nutella sandwiches. My grandkids could easily be suspects in the heist. Not sure how they made the German connection--but they are nothing, if not resourceful. Is there a reward if I turn them in?
Terrie Farley Moran
3. Terrie
G-R-O-A-N!! You're right. I was literally scrapping the last jar clean.
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