Iceland Facing National Lemon Shortage - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Facing National Lemon Shortage

Published January 20, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Lemons are sold out at nu­mer­ous su­per­mar­ket chains across the nation and suppliers are struggling as a cargo ship at Reykjavík harbour is unable to deliver lemons to due bad weather, reports mbl.is.

“Some kind of lemon fever has hit Ice­land, the supply has completely dried up,” said Óla­fur Níels Bárðar­son at whole­sale com­pany Bana­nar ehf. “Every­one is doing some kind of lemon detox diet thing. It’s a bit un­usual but I guess every­one goes on some detox diet af­ter the Christ­mas hol­i­days. Usually the melons, oranges and lemons are the first to go.”

Many Icelanders have taken to complaining about the lemon shortage on Facebook and Twitter, or alternatively, facebragging about the abundance of their lemon supply.

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