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Pricey in Asia, unwanted in Wales

In Financial competency on 12/02/2019 at 4:16 am

They are closely related to snails, taste like “nan’s toenails” and, in Wales, you cannot give them away.

But for the eligible South Korean bachelor, no date is complete without a bowl of Welsh whelks.

Each year 10,000 tonnes of them are caught in the Bristol Channel but virtually all end up in Asia, where they are considered an aphrodisiac.

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  1. Me and my London colleagues came to SG to attend a former colleague’s funeral. Hosted dinner, we had what we called bamboo clams (called Razor clams in the UK) – the Brits said they were delicious and wondered what they were. Restaurant manager told them they were flown in this morning from the UK – they were surprised.

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