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Norwegians nonchalantly butter-less. Most shoppers have tackled the butter crisis with characteristic Norwegian matter-of-factness. Some had not even thought about it, others managed with ‘Melange’. The Foreigner asked Saturday supermarket customers one week before Christmas what their view of the situation was. Answers ranged from “I don’t use butter”, through “there are always other products”, to “the shortage is quite idiotic. I make my own using cream”.

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Norwegians nonchalantly butter-less

Published on Monday, 19th December, 2011 at 16:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 19th December 2011 at 21:37.

Most shoppers have tackled the butter crisis with characteristic Norwegian matter-of-factness. Some had not even thought about it, others managed with ‘Melange’.

Empty butter shelves
Empty butter shelves
Photo: ©2011 The Foreigner/Michael Sandelson


The Foreigner asked Saturday supermarket customers one week before Christmas what their view of the situation was.

Answers ranged from “I don’t use butter”, through “there are always other products”, to “the shortage is quite idiotic. I make my own using cream”.

“It’s comic if nobody has anything else to worry about,” one person said.

One Swedish man swore he had not received any butter supplies from his native home country, but a Norwegian woman stated, smiling, “I got mine from a friend in Denmark”.

“I solved the problem by buying butter in Aberdeen before my return yesterday,” said another.

A quick glance at the shelves where the butter should have been, revealed that ‘Bremykt’ was also sold out. The product contains 70% butter and 30% rapeseed oil.

As one person blamed “dairies’ focus on low-fat varieties”, some Norwegians became slightly more animated, however.

“The situation is preposterous and a disgrace,” disgruntled people exclaimed, “We should import butter. Norway really is like the last Communist state, it’s completely ridiculous.”




Published on Monday, 19th December, 2011 at 16:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 19th December 2011 at 21:37.

This post has the following tags: norwaybuttershortage, norwegianchristmasbaking.





  
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