German Designer Finds a Way to Keep the Kids Out of the Nutella Jar

Acrylic 'Nutella Lock' Started Life as a Joke

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It is a truth universally acknowledged among parents of kids who like Nutella: the stuff is addictive.

Now, a German designer has invented a "Nutella Lock" to keep unwanted pilfering hands out of the jar: and has already sold a thousand units on eBay. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Daniel Schlobloch originally invented the customized lock as a joke because a friend's children were always stealing from his jar of the sweet hazelnut spread.

It's now selling for 9.99 euros ($11.25) on eBay Germany. The lock is made of acrylic and comes with two keys. Although, as the Mail points out, it "should not be considered as a proper security device however as acrylic is easy to break into."

Nutella, which is owned by Italian company Ferrero, has yet to respond; however in 2013, the brand gave in to pressure from fans to hold a "World Nutella Day" despite initially sending the day's founder a cease and desist letter.

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Sep 01, 2015
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