Apparently there’s a butter shortage in Europe at the moment, and it’s predicted that it’s only going to get worse. The reasons are here, in an article which also contains the title “Slow churn”, which must have amused the author no end (it amused me, but I freely admit to being sad).
I gather that the shortage has reached crisis levels in some parts of the continent already, but here in Normandy the only obvious effect is that there are several big apologetic signs in the butter section – which to my eyes is just as fully stocked as ever. Mind you, I’m used to Swedish levels of butter, so more than three different types of the golden stuff still make me giddy.
However, I did buy two packets today just in case, thereby helping to increase the panic. You’re welcome.