Buy Danish


Here are some Danish products you might want to add to your shopping basket this week, as a way to stand up and be counted:

  • Lurpak butter
  • Anything sold by Arla Foods
  • Tuborg beer, or Carlsberg beer if you must (either is 8 times better than Budweiser)
  • Danish movies (I don’t recommend Lars Von Trier if you want to stay happy)
  • Aalborg Aquavit (that’s schnapps to you and me)
  • Havarti cheese (excellent on a bagel – try the dill or cumin ones)
  • Toms chocolate and Royal Dansk biscuits
  • That Bang & Olufsen hifi or TV you always wanted
  • Some new H2O clothes
  • Ecco shoes
  • Some Bodum kitchenware – give up bad design for good 
  • Lego for the kids
  • A poster of Helena Christensen – every house needs one.

Full disclosure: my partner comes from a family of Danish dairy farmers whose livelihoods are threatened by this boycott.

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Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. Owen

    Tuborg beer, or Carlsberg beer if you must (either is 8 times better than Budweiser)

    Only that brewed in Denmark. The stuff they flog here and brewed at their Northampton brewery   is not much better than the Bud brewed here.t

  2. Help combat an Islamic boycott of Danish products by drinking beer and eating danish bacon. Ha ha ha..good one

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