Tuesday, October 23, 2007

NO SPROUTS FOR XMAS


It looks like the traditional Brussels sprouts will be off the menu for a lot of British families this Christmas. Unfortunately the terrible floods over the Summer months have left many acres of crops rotting in the fields creating a shortage and pushing up prices to shoppers. Sprout production is currently down by 15 to 20% leading to possible shortages as Christmas approaches. Reduced supply has meant shoppers paying increasingly higher prices for both cabbages and sprouts. I love sprouts and don’t think Christmas is the same without them! Bah Humbug!

5 comments:

Sheila said...

Oh Naomi, you love practically the only veggie I don't eat. Well, I would try them but I don't believe my family would. Sorry there's a shortage.

Gary said...

WHAT No Brussels sprouts..
Is that bad? Uggg. nasty little devils.

Kawidawn said...

I can't remember the last time I had Sprouts. You can get them here in Hong Kong they are imported but they never look that great.

Jackie said...

I must admit I prefer the frozen ones here as the fresh ones most the time look like have been half chomped by some little insect.

Surely they will import them as Christmas without Brussel Sprouts would be terrible.

Naomi said...

It's funny how a lot of people don't like sprouts Sheila, particularly kids. I've always liked them.

Only bad if you like them Gary! Brussels sprouts with an Xmas dinner is one of those great British traditions.

It's funny how some vegetables look different in other parts of the world Kawidawn and Jackie. I agree Christmas without sprouts just wouldn't be the same Jackie.
Hope you enjoyed your visit here Kawidawn.