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A new way for a Berlin, Munich-based brewery to overcome Europe’s edible oil shortage is to pay for customers’ beers with sunflower oil so they have enough supplies to fry schnitzels. i found
Ukraine and Russia account for about 80% of the world’s sunflower oil exports, so supplies to many European countries, including Germany, have fallen since Russia attacked neighboring countries in February.
The manager of Guisinger Brewery, a brewery and tavern in southern Munich, believes there is an answer and offers beer lovers a liter of their favorite beer with the same amount of sunflower oil.
“Everything happened because we had to be creative because we ran out of oil in the kitchen,” pub manager Eric Hoffman told Reuters TV.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, canola and sunflower oils have often disappeared from German supermarket shelves, and many stores dispense bottles per customer.
“Oil is very difficult to get … If you need 30 liters a week and you only get 15 liters instead, you can’t fry schnitzel at some point,” Hoffman said. The customer added that he used to trade 400 litres. Liters so far.
In a German pub, a liter of beer costs around €7 (S$10), while a bottle of sunflower oil costs around €4.5, making it an attractive offer for many customers. Increase. Moritz Baller, the customer, bought 80 liters of sunflower oil during a humanitarian trip to Ukraine and exchanged it for eight cans of beer at a birthday party.
“The campaign is great,” he said. “You can get cheap beer. Yeah, Giesinger Brewery can help, too.”
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