- Last week, Columbia University's dining services attracted attention over reports that it could incur $250,000 in annual Nutella expenses, thanks to students sneaking extra servings back to their dorm rooms.
- A response to the story from a university official put the actual Nutella costs for dining services at around $450 per week for dining halls serving 3,600 students.
- Meanwhile, attention from outlets such as The New York Times and Business Insider has reportedly caused students to cut back on consumption.
From the article:
Columbia University has clarified the facts surrounding reports that students have stolen thousands of dollars worth of Nutella spread from its dining halls. Columbia University officials have denied reports claiming that the school's dining halls were losing $5,000 a week due to student pilferage of the popular spread product Nutella. The figure, originally cited in a March 5 story in the Columbia Spectator campus paper, grew legs when it was picked up by the mainstream press, including the New York Times and UPI . ...