“Worker power bar” – former Chancellor angry about the end of the VW currywurst

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has shown upset about the abolition of the famous VW currywurst in one of the Wolfsburg-based carmaker’s canteens. “If I were still on the VW supervisory board, there would have been no such thing,” wrote Schröder on the social platform Linkedin. And added: “Currywurst with French fries is one of the power bars of the skilled worker in production. It should stay that way. “

Vegetarian diet is good, and he does it himself in phases. “But basically no currywurst? No! ”, Schröder made clear and asked whether the employees really wanted that. The former SPD Chancellor, who was Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister from 1990 to 1998 and a representative of the state on VW’s supervisory board, is followed by around 64,000 users on LinkedIn.

VW’s company restaurant should be meat-free
The company restaurant in the VW brand high-rise should be meat-free after the company holiday. The 150 or so recipes should then do without meat. The famous sausage will still be available in the canteen a few meters away on the opposite side of the street. Many employees wanted vegetarian and vegan alternatives, according to an internal information letter.

Most recently there were around seven million curry sausages from the Volkswagen butcher’s shop in the pre-Corona year 2019, plus more than 550 tons of ketchup, as a spokesman said. However, many company restaurants at the car manufacturer are currently still closed.

Schröder is a currywurst fan
That Schröder has a preference for currywurst has been known since the 1990s, when he was still married to Hiltrud Schröder. In 2002, as Chancellor, he inaugurated a US president into German food culture: he ordered currywurst and apple strudel for George W. Bush from “Theodor Tucher” on Pariser Platz. According to the manager at the time, however, the ex-chancellor showed more appetite than his American colleague – it was probably due to his jet lag.

Schröder-Frau shares recipes online
How Schröder lives and eats today can be seen in part on the Instagram channel of his fifth wife, Soyeon Schröder-Kim. There she shares recipes of Korean dishes or a picture of her husband at the stove.

The dishes with lots of vegetables and fish are a welcome change for him, she said in 2020. And made it clear: “My husband used to not only eat currywurst.”