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French butter crisis for some, vegan bakers say no problem

By Sarah Elzas

The price of butter in France has nearly tripled in the last year and
a half, and bakers are considering raising the prices of their
pastries to compensate.


Butter is an essential ingredient for traditional French pastries: the
croissant is made of butter and flour, and it's the building block of
many cakes and deserts. So a price increase in butter hits hard.

But not everyone is concerned. Vegan bakers don’t use butter.

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