Inflation Bubble! Even Snails Prices are Shooting Up in France
How much worse can things get when French are forced to shell out more for snails reports Angelique Chrisafis for The Guardian.
She says that "Snails, France's national delicacy, are the latest menu item to panic consumers after the industry warned a shortfall in the 2008 harvest would send prices soaring".
To give you an idea of the scope of the problem "France has the highest consumption of snails in the world, cooked in Burgundy's famous butter, garlic and parsley recipe or in variations with wine and cheese. Last year, the French processed 14,300 tonnes of gastropods, including snails and whelks".