A hall which was being used as a refugee centre was burned down because angry migrants were furious about the lack of Nutella and gummibears, it has been claimed.
The building was completely destroyed in the fire, which caused an estimated €10 million in damage.
Two men have been charged with setting fire to the centre in Düsseldorf on June 7, prompting an emergency which left 26 people injured.
It is claimed that the fire was started as migrants reacted furiously to not having chocolate spread and sweets
German newspaper Das Bild has revealed that groups were angry when chocolate spread and confectionery were not available after dark, despite it being available during the day.
Meals at the centre had been cancelled because of Ramadan, when Muslims do not eat during daylight hours.
Protesters shouted: ‘There isn’t enough Nutella, Gummibears and chocolate’, the newspaper reports.
Olaf Lehne, district head of the German Red Cross, said migrants set fire to the hall in anger.
The two men charged have been named as Algerian Adel D, who is accused of aggravated arson and dangerous bodily harm, and Moroccan Mohammed B.
He allegedly called on others to start fires, and acted as an accomplice.
More than a hundred refugees were evacuated from the centre as the blaze started to take hold
Emergency crews treated 25 people for smoke poisoning, and it is believed a mattress was sprayed with lighter fluid then torched.
Since the start of the year, police had been called 89 times to the 65,000 sq ft hall, which was formerly part of the city’s congress centre.
TV footage of the blaze showed plumes of black smoke billowing into the air at the facility on the site of the city’s trade fair.