Nutella craze sweeps across Columbia University

March 6, 2013 8:49:05 AM PST
Columbia University students are going nutty over a popular hazelnut spread.

Two campus dining halls started serving Nutella last month, and the student newspaper reports that students are spooning the pricey spread into take-away containers and hauling it off to their dorms.

Students are reportedly consuming 100 pounds of it each day, and it's costing the university some big bucks.

The student newspaper claims $5,000 a week is being spent on Nutella, but the university says it does not disclose financial details and any such conclusions are "speculative."