Blue Eggs

4 06 2013

Are availible at the grocery store! You buy them right next to the normal white and brown eggs. Except they are collected from the sea birds at Látrabjarg by men who scale down the cliffs on ropes. The blue eggs come from a species of auk known as svartfugl (literally: “black bird”), a sea bird found off the coast of Iceland. The birds themselves are occasionally eaten too. (They’re not a threatened species, in case you were wondering.)

Blue eggs collected by the hundreds from the Látrabjarg cliffs in the southern Westfjords. They are packaged and sold at the grocery store!

It costs 1500 ISK for 4 eggs or around $3 each. But they are hand collected by men rappelling down cliffs - so in fact it is a deal!

It costs 1500 ISK for 4 eggs or around $3 each. But they are hand collected by men rappelling down cliffs – so in fact it is a deal!

 

 

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