I mean, he’s totally got a point you guys. What if we had no butter?! What if it was me who didn’t have butter?! Christmas would be totally ruined. We should orchestrate an Operation Butter Drop over Norway.
Get on that Newsweek, STAT. Could you get Tina Brown in on this? She’s Norwegian, right?
It turns out, the country has prohibitively high tariffs on imported butter — 26 kroner per kilo, or roughly $2 per pound, according to Lars Galtung, a spokesman for Tine, the country’s biggest dairy producer. (Norway isn’t a member of the EU.)
In an emergency move, the country’s agriculture ministry just temporarily cut the tariff way down. Tine is planing to import 150 tons of butter, and other companies are importing hundreds more tons, Galtung told me.
But getting hold of all that butter is likely to take a while. Galtung said the shortage is expected to run into the new year.
If Paula Deen lived in Norway, we would have run out of butter even faster. Society would have also declined to the point where people would be trying to churn their own butter and stealing their friends’ milk and cheese. Paula Deen, you are not an example of a fine Norwegian. You would steal butter from your countrymen. Wouldn’t you?