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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Lurpak's Back!

Our local Géant, risking howls of protest from its customers, has resumed the sale of Lurpak butter. Sanity prevails at last. Excellent.

13 Comments:

Blogger CG said...

are you for real? I need some sooooooooooooo badly. My garlic bread has suffered.

2:57 pm  
Blogger samuraisam said...

I still don't get people's infatuation with Lurpak butter, I like to call it Lurcrap.

Buy real butter, buy anchor butter, salted or unsalted, it is the betterest of them all!

3:29 pm  
Blogger sheikha cheryl said...

I will be making the trip out there this weekend. Where's Moriyarti? He needs to know this. I'm not as fond of the Anchor.

3:30 pm  
Blogger CG said...

Oh Sam, it really is not an infatuation, I just love it and being the avid chef that I am, this boycott thingy has ruined many dishes in kitchen. I am probably the only one who has noticed, but I did use Anchor to make a cake and it tasted rancid.

10:37 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

sam - kind of agreed actually. Lurpak is rather flavourless. While it was banned I refused (and still refuse) to buy Saudi butter, so I bought some French stuff instead, in a nice cylinder shape. Very usefully, it had measurement markings along its length: I rarely bake, but I actually was baking that week, so it was amazingly useful.

However, I'll be back to Lurpak now just to support them as much as possible.

11:26 pm  
Blogger CG said...

SD - Maybe you are right about it being flavourless...at least it does not over power the other flavourings.

1:12 pm  
Anonymous Mancunian Muslim said...

Guys, Butter aint good for you anyway. Especially for you lazy people in , 'its too hot to walk', Dubai. Try flora marg.

2:36 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

mancunian: butter may not be the best thing around, but neither is margarine. I use a lot more olive oil than either of these things, but the point is that sometimes you just have to use butter and (now more than ever) it just has to be Lurpak.

2:45 pm  
Blogger samuraisam said...

They used to have ad on TV when my parents were small children

This little kid runs inside, and asks his mother; "Mum, what is butter made from?", and the mother replies "Cows" (as in cow milk dipshit, not grinded up cows), then he asks "What's margarine made of", and she says "Ask your father, he's the scientist/pharmacist”, and then just for the fun of it she punches the kid in the face a few times (I kid, I kid)

I don’t really eat butter, for the first time in 6 months, the other day, I bought some butter from the shop. And it said it was spreadable from the fridge, and it fking wasn’t it was too cold unless I stabbed it repeatedly with a sharp knife, which I did.

9:55 pm  
Blogger Desert Lady said...

What was the reason it was banned in the first place??

10:28 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Desert Lady: ah, I'm glad you asked that. It was banned because it's made in Denmark. Well, not banned exactly, but when the Danish cartoon controversy finally hit the fan, all the supermarkets in the Middle East took a unilateral decision to remove it from the shelves. As I understand it, a boycott happens when you have the opportunity to buy something, but choose not to for whatever reason. What happened here was nothing like that: the shops took a (stupid and misguided) decision to just pull the stuff, thereby harming themselves and the supplier, financially.

Did the local supermarkets and supplier have one iota of involvement or responsibility for the Danish cartoons? No, they did not.

I'll tell you this, though: had Lurpak been available on the supermarket shelves I would have bought it by the truckload, to support those who were unfairly singled out. If you care to rummage in the archives of this blog, you will find posts that state my position on the cartoons thing quite clearly.

11:34 pm  
Blogger Desert Lady said...

Gotcha! I'll go grab a coffee and have a good old nosey through the old archives. Believe it or not i only discovered the whole blog thing the day before yesterday whilst searching for some information on the sad death of Ben Mulligan. (He was an old friend of mine bless him).

I left Dubai a couple of years ago but thanks to your blog, i can now be kept up to date with the daily trials and tribulations of the UAE!! Hoorah!

12:41 am  
Blogger Grumpy Goat said...

Fine. Let the howlers continue their boycott of all things Danish. That is surely the point: a personal decision not to patronise a particular supplier, product, nation, or whatever.

Why should the rest of us be forced to support a cause in which we may or may not believe?

10:31 pm  

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