"They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand." For the next few days I would keep clear of Rive-de-Gier, in fact the whole of France, until the Nutella riots die down. You may have read in this morning’s media that Intermarché has slashed (should I say gashed?) the price of this chocolate hazelnut spread from €4.50 to €1.40. The result? Carnage, as crowds descend on their local store. Police were called in Ostricourt in northern France, where a fight had broken out. Some stores risked the wrath of their customers by limiting their purchase to just three pots. One stunned Intermarché employee did his best.