News

100 Pounds Of Nutella A Day For Columbia University Students – The Secret Of The Freshman 15?

By Staff Writer | March 07, 2013 04:42 PM EST

100 pounds of Nutella a day is what one dining hall at Columbia University is saying they serve up.

The chocolatey hazelnut spread is reportedly consumed by students at a rate of 100 pounds of Nutella a day according to dining services officials at New York's Columbia University.

Like Us on Facebook

The university thinks the astronomical rate at which Nutella is enjoyed by the student body is likely the consequence of many students taking portions of it back to their dorm rooms.

The school says the 100 pounds of Nutella a day is forcing them to spend nearly $5,000 a week on the confectionary.

Columbia University started offering Nutella in one of its cafeterias, Ferris Booth Commons, last month.

The director of dining services for Columba, Vicki Dunn, told the campus paper, The Columbia Spectator, that "the demand [for Nutella] has been greater than originally expected."

"Students have been filling cups of Nutella to-go in Ferris Booth Commons and taking the full jars out of John Jay, which means we're going through product faster than anticipated," she continued.

And when the cost of the 100 pounds of Nutella a day was actually calculated, Dunn says she was completely shocked.

"I couldn't really believe it either, just how much they were going through the stuff," she told the university's paper.

At this rate, that means Columbia could be spending as much as $250,000 a year on Nutella alone.

Student council member, Grayson Warrick, told the Spectator that when people steal the Nutella and take it back to their dormitories, they are wasting a lot of it.

"When you're paying that much for a dining plan, some people feel a bit more entitled to taking things from the dining hall," he said. "But what they don't realize is that dining uses any extra money to get awesome new items like Nutella, almond butter, and to make structural changes."

The future of Nutella in Columbia dining halls is currently uncertain, but has many students and administrators wondering how long will the university be able to sustain the 100 pounds of Nutella a day habit its students seem to have developed.

Tagged :  Columbia University, world news

Featured

Oversea Event 01.28.15 | 01:59PM EST

Kanye West Group Reportedly Prepares Seoul Office With Eyes Set On K-Pop

10-Jones will look to bring overseas artists to Korea and vice versa, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Concert / Event 01.28.15 | 01:23PM EST

Super Junior, BTS, EXO, TVXQ, WINNER, Mamamoo, Epik High, KARA & More Take Home GaOn Chart K-Pop Awards

The 4th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 28 honored many top Korean singers and will be made available for fans to watch on YouTube February 1.

Editorial 01.27.15 | 03:58AM EST

10 K-Pop Idols Work Vintage Hairstyles

Some hair-do inspiration from our list of ten K-pop idols who have flaunted vintage hairstyles in magazine pictorials.

Exclusive 01.26.15 | 03:37PM EST

Profile Of A K-Pop Fan: Why EXO Makes 16-Year-Old Canadian Amanjot Singh 'Growl'

“EXO has an amazing style of music that will just capture your heart,” says 16-year-old K-popper Amanjot Singh.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics