Poor Christmas sales and an interrelated economic crisis mean there’s now a serious surplus of the pricey and very delicious Jamón Ibérico. The cost of these tasty, aged pieces of pig has dropped by 50 percent according to the Telegraph, which notes that: “Spain is groaning under a glut of ham after Christmas sales of one its most celebrated products plummeted with a crash in demand for traditional gift hampers.”

The benefits extend to those of us in the United States, too: Tienda.com is selling bone-in Jamón Ibérico hams for half off, due to “a potential trade war that never materialized.” Now a mere $400 is all that it takes to put 14 to 16 pounds of the good stuff on your kitchen counter.

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