LOS ANGELES - Unseasonably high Braunschweiger prices throughout the region are being blamed on unexpected Canadian pork processors shutting down their plants for extended maintenance.
"We are seeing this at the peak period of Braunschweiger consumption -- between Father's Day and the Fourth of July," said New York freelance journalist Amy Braunschweiger by telephone. "One could easily perceive this to be a thinly-veiled retaliation by Canada against the United States for off-handed comments made last year regarding Canada's limited role in the global fight against Islamofascism."
At one local grocery store the price of Farmer John brand Braunschweiger now exceeds ten-dollars-per-tube. Experts worry that a loss of consumer confidence will adversely affect the larger Liverwurst market as a whole.