The great butter debacle

For the last few weeks, the item highest on anybody’s agenda in Norway has not really been about Syria, Russia, the hunger epidemics in the Sahel region, the climate or any such trivial matter.

No, for us Norwegians, our collective attention has been focused on…. butter. Or the lack of it. And how this will affect Christmas preparations, mainly the cookies and cakes that now will have to be prepared with lowly substitutes.

This earned us prime time TV spots in the US, for instance the Colbert report

Once more, the old Swedish adage that Norway is the last Soviet state holds true.

Oy, it is hard to be a Norgie!

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