“I’m just mad about saffron. A-saffron’s just mad about me.”
Little did Donovan know that when he wrote his Mellow Yellow lyrics decades ago that fast forward to circa 2009, the luxurious spice — saffron would be selling on the luxury market for $200 per ounce.
Rhetorical question: What’s the going rate for cocaine?
Don’t worry, I’m not in the market to buy either.
The September issue of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) magazine which hits the newsstands on September 12 features an article called “An Uncommon Thread” which compares the investment of the saffron trade to drug running, an interesting read for sure.