Mini riots break out over discount hazelnut spread

French shoppers have gone nuts for Nutella.

There were violent scenes in outlets of a French supermarket chain yesterday, after the hazelnut spread went on sale at a 70 per cent discount.

Social media posts show bargain hunters screaming abuse and piling on top of each other as they tried to get as many pots as possible.

Stocks of the spread - priced at a sweet €1.40 - sold out in fifteen minutes.