Imports and food have long been a standard feature of Icelandic life, but new products on the local market are causing hackles for people who question both carbon dioxide emissions and prices. Mbl.is reports that ready-made sandwiches are currently shipping from Lithuania to Iceland and are sold at a lower price than their domestic equivalents.
The imported sandwich, sold under the brand name Food on Foot, attracted the attention of Friðrik Árnason, owner of Hótel Breiddal dalsvík in eastern Iceland. “We import all sorts of things into Iceland, but we’ve never seen a ready-made sandwich imported from Lithuania at a store in Southern Iceland,” Friðrik posted on his Facebook page. Did. “To be honest, I was disappointed to see this because of the environment, carbon dioxide emissions and sustainability. Imported sandwiches are half the price of sandwiches made here with the same ingredients. Seeing it made me even more shocked. It’s annoying to me. “
Frozen sandwiches shipped to Iceland are imported by Reykjavik-based company Danól. After being contacted about the new product, Managing Director María Jóna Samúelsdóttir told Mbl in writing that the sandwiches were of high quality and well received in the Icelandic market.
When asked how sandwiches made and shipped in Lithuania would be cheaper than sandwiches made in Iceland, Maria Jonah wrote: Of course, with suppliers producing for markets much larger than Iceland. As a result, consumers here in Iceland are enjoying economies of scale. “
Maria Jona confirms that the main buyers of Lithuanian sandwiches are “closely related to affordability, product quality and serviceability” in rural areas (“often remote”. It ended by saying that it was a cafe in “Lithuanian Village”).
Posts of imported ready-made sandwiches that sold cheaper than their Icelandic counterparts were first published in the Iceland Review.