In certain parts of the world, ‘Lent’ (the forty days leading up to Easter) is a period of time when Christians give up certain comforts in the way that Jesus did before his crucifixion. Sure, Jesus wandered through the desert and most people give up chocolate, but it’s the thought that counts right?
Throughout the world, the days leading up to these forty days are a time to indulge your inner glutton before Lent begins. In Brazil it’s Carnival, in New Orleans it’s Mardi Gras, in the UK it’s Pancake Day, and in Iceland it’s Bolludagur. In Iceland we celebrate by eating cream puffs at work.
There is a downside to Bolludagur, and it’s especially dire for the lactose-challenged: is the stomach-ache worth it? Below is a list of pros and cons to help you decide: