A couple weeks ago I was chatting with a friend about the Toilet Paper buying frenzy in Singapore and now in several other countries, which thinking about it beg to wonder “Does a country really go thru the CoronaVirus outbreak if the supermarkets shelves aren’t striped of the weirdest thing?” 🤔

But I digress, I was joking with her that I went through and survived the Norwegian butter crisis back in 2011 so I should be fine with the current Toilet Paper crisis 😉

The Norwegian butter crisis began in late 2011 with an acute shortage of butter and inflation of its price across markets in Norway. The shortage caused soaring prices and stores’ stocks of butter ran out within minutes of deliveries. According to the Danish tabloid B.T, Norway was gripped by smør-panik (“butter panic”) as a result of the butter shortage. (Yep it has its own Wikipedia page!)

A single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of imported Lurpak butter cost NOK 300 (€39; £32; $50) by mid-December 2011

Photo from my old blog while living in Stavanger.


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