Icelander Offers To Sell Butter To Norway - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelander Offers To Sell Butter To Norway

Published December 12, 2011

An enterprising Icelander has offered to sell butter to Norwegians, who are currently experiencing a shortage of it.
Due in part to a low-carb diet fad currently sweeping the nation, Norway has found itself in the midst of a butter shortage. With Christmas approaching and plenty of butter-laden Scandinavian desserts to be baked, this would normally spell disaster for the holiday season.
However, help is on the way, RÚV reports, in part from an Icelander advertising Icelandic butter for sale on a Norwegian website.
The seller in question is offering the first kilo of butter for 12,500 ISK, and every kilo after that for 6,000 ISK, plus shipping costs, although no additional fees will be levied. A kilo of butter from Nóatún on Hringbraut sells for about 1,000 ISK.
The butter seller declined to be interviewed, but did say that the ad was placed in part as a joke for relatives in Norway.

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