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.


  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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