AS better than 70% of the Spanish inhabitants have entered ‘part 2’ of Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, Olive Press readers may have noticed the dearth of typical glazed serviettes on bar and restaurant tables.
The COVID-19 pandemic has executed away moreover with salt and pepper cellars, olive oil, vinagre, and the remainder that may pose a hazard of an an infection.
Consuming locations have instead adopted single-use sachets and pots containing condiments, whereas some have modified bodily menus with a QR code on the desk.
It comes as the Olive Press remaining September reported on a napkin producer who admitted having ‘no idea’ why glazed serviettes are nonetheless so trendy in Spain.
Pablo Aguilella, who works for Caricias, was referring to the paper tissues typical of Spanish bars, which can be wafer-thin and glazed on one facet.
The napkins are notorious for performing such a poor job of mopping up mess they’re often known as ‘anti-napkins’ in Spain, in accordance with El Pais.
“Let me let you recognize correct now, I do not know why these are nonetheless purchased,” Aguilella talked about.
“There are cheaper alternate choices, akin to cellulose tissue, which actually dries and cleans.”
Aguilella suggested their enduring popularity was further to do with look, than worth or carry out.
“Each bar personalises the napkins with their very personal model, which happens to look greater on glazed paper.”