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Can you blame them, though?

Shoppers in France came to blows on Thursday after grocery stores slashed the price of Nutella by 70 percent, causing a frenzy among shoppers who apparently are really into the chocolaty hazelnut spread. (Turns out the French are the second largest consumers of Nutella, ranking just behind the Germans. Who knew?)

In Northern France’s town of Ostricourt, The Cut reported, “police were dispatched to handle fights. In the Loire Valley, a store’s entire stock disappeared in minutes and a customer ended up with a black eye. And in Southern France, shoppers threw themselves on a worker carrying Nutella.” o_0

“They are like animals,” a customer at the Rive-de-Gier supermarket in central France told Le Progres newspaper. “A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand. It was horrible.”

I like a deal as much — or more than — the next girl, but I’m not sure I’m willing to sock an old lady for discount Nutella. (Joseph’s Buffalo hummus, on the other hand … )