In a crime that really crossed the line, a gang of sweet-toothed thieves have made off with a truckload of chocolate. Literally.

The trailer laden with 20 tonnes of chocolate included a loot of Kinder Surprise eggs, Valparaiso chocolate fruit pearls and Nutella spread, was stolen in the German town of Neustadt in Hesse.

It's thought the thieves even went as far as bringing in a truck to haul away the cooler-trailer that was stocked with the goods.

Police spokesman, Martin Ahlich, said, "It's not even clear if they were after the sweets or after the trailer – at this point we don't know what their motive was."

It's unclear the effect this huge loss of Nutella – worth 50,000-70,000 euros (approx £46,700-£64,000) – will have on Instagram posts...

Luckily for us, there's still an easy way to get our mitts on our own haul of chocolate spread.

Asda have a large selection of spreads, including their own brand Hazelnut Chocolate Spread , along with Duo Chocolate ,Salted Caramel ,Milk and White Chocolate versions.