Communist threat to the Cornish pasty

Terrifying story in the Western Morning News today. Turns out the price of a humble pasty is to rise because of the Russian heatwave and fires that destroyed a quarter of its wheat harvest.

Wheat of course is used to make flour, which makes pastry. So the price of wheat has rocketed. And it could well send the price of a large steak soaring as producers pass the cost increase on to consumers.

The full story is at

A bit of silly season bollix? Well no, actually. And I should know, I wrote the story. It started out as something I thought of in the shower to tide over a day in silly season. Bugger me if it didn’t turn out to be true!

A solution to the problem? Well, not sure. Just pay a bit extra for a locally made pasty if you have to.

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