Sacr beurre: fears over croissant price hike as France faces butter shortage

Price of butter has rocketed 92% in a year and bakers are warning of a strong risk that the key ingredient is running out Bakers in France have warned that a vertiginous rise in the price of butter was slashing their profit margins and threatening an entire industry. The price of butter, which makes up a quarter of the ingredients of many French pastries, rocketed 92% in the year to May, according to Fabien Castanier, the general secretary of the federation of French biscuit and cakemakers. The rise was putting…

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