Curiosity Killed the Horse: Horse Meat Demand Rises After Scandal
In the wake of a major food crisis in the United Kingdom and Europe, suppliers say the demand for horse meat has risen sharply. The scandal involved products labeled as beef which actually contained horse, and it seems consumers are curious to try correctly-labeled horse meat, according to a report by The Horse.
In France, where consuming the meat is not considered taboo, butchers say they saw a spike in interest as the scandal broke but business has leveled off, likely indicating that adventurous diners have returned to their old habits.
In the United Kingdom however, people have been requesting horse meat at their butcher and in their restaurants.
Paul Webb, spokesperson for ExoticMeats.co.uk said that the website is operating at a 100 percent increase in demand compared to before the scandal. Pubs and restaurants, including many outside London, are selling out each time horse meat is offered on their menus.
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