Monday, December 12, 2011

In Norway, $500 per pound BUTTER

Norwegians take their Christmas baking serious, and that along with a rainy summer and a new fad diet has sent butter prices soaring through the roof.
The shortfall, expected to last into January, amounts to between 500 and 1,000 tonnes, said Tine, Norway's main dairy company, while online sellers have offered 500-gramme packs for up to 350 euros ($465).
Of course, the Russian mob saw opportunity and immediately started trying to smuggle the new gold into the country...

Via @PolitixGal on Twitter

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