Well, part of the fun, thank goodness, is provided by my never-ending source of ridiculous and trivial news bits, Metro. If you live in a big city, maybe you have this free commuter paper as well. Don't get me wrong: I love Metro! Remember our friend Thomas? Well, here's another little quirk for you.
So, I know you've been wondering—no, losing sleep at night, actually—over what the most-stolen product is in Italian grocery stores. What? You haven't? Well, me neither, really. But never fear! Metro has. And so, I present for your perusal:
This little gem says:
Parmesan is the Most StolenSo, there you have it folks. A little bit of trivia for your next get-together. You'll be the life of the party, I tell you!
Parmesan cheese is the most-stolen grocery product in Italian supermarkets, with theft reaching 9% of the total value of the product sold. In other words, almost one piece out of every 10 is taken off the shelves.
According to an investigation by Coldiretti, meat follows with a 5.5% loss, wine and spirits 2%. In non-grocery products, one out of every five razor blades is stolen.
Oh, and the hand? Yeah, that would be Leonardo DiCaprio when he was here for the Rome Film Festival. I don't think he has been recently implicated in any Italian cheese theft. Not sure about the meat or razors, though.