Free range duck fat is now far cheaper than butter in South Africa
Butter prices are universally high at the moment as milk production dropped in 2017 even as consumers switched to full-cream milk and started using more butter, inspired by banting-style high-fat diets.
You'll find speciality restaurants in the United States and in the United Kingdom that brag about frying their chips in duck fat. A couple of years ago it was recommended as a "twice a year" treat because of its cost.
But in South Africa duck fat is today cheaper than butter anywhere there is afood store.
|Free range duck fat is now far cheaper than butter in SA
Once duck fat was the luxury product. Now, with stupid butter prices, it is actually the cheaper way to fry potatoes.