*shudder*

eye'oles, ear'oles and arse'oles...no, that's rissolesOh. And is it just me that finds something very frightening indeed about the fact that Lidl are selling "Special Burns' Night Haggis" for 44p?

I know what goes into haggis, I even like haggis, but the thought of what goes into a 44p haggis scares me...

(Jamie Oliver has a lot to answer for...)

11 comments:

Sassie Priest said...

When I was at theological college (where, for some strange reason, they insisted on celebrating Burns Night), I insisted that vegetarian haggis be located, so that we veggies (or should that be wee veggies?) were not excluded. And it's actually quite good. Although a lot more expensive than 44p!

Random Reflections said...

Any meat product that can be sold for such a low cost has to be decidedly dodgy. I wouldn’t consider the content of haggis to be the choicest parts of an animal and Lidl are offering a scarily cheap version of it. I dread to think where the ingredients came from – road kill?

My cousin used to work at a place that supplied chicken to most major companies in the UK. Now he would never eat anything from KFC or pretty much any supermarket, with the possible exception of M&S. I decided not to ask the details.

I also tend to avoid any product just described as “meat” e.g. meat paste or meat pie – what can it contain to require such a general term to describe it?

The Gripes of Wrath said...

Oh,I do like veggie haggis too: one of my favourite baked potato fillings in days gone by... but I'm still getting the horrors over the whole idea of a really really cheap haggis. And don't get me started on "white pudding" *bokes* - it's no wonder that Scotland is the heart disease capital of Europe...

30-Something said...

Aldi are at it too. A leaflet was posted through our letterbox and it had a whole page dedicated to Burns Night. They obviously ran out of ideas after Haggis and Scotch and had things like mashed potato and Irn Bru.

garfer said...

Forty four pence?

The ingredients only cost one pence.

What a rip off.

The Gripes of Wrath said...

AS much as you have a point garfer... indeed more than a point, I like to think that by paying that little bit extra I'm getting some extra haggis "magic" *spingle* - and avoiding botulism, naturally...

Fuzzy said...

Oh you sassanacyou. Haggis is Gaelic for ‘all the shit bits of a sheep that nobody wants and little bit of oatmeal to fill it out’. How expensive can that be?

The Gripes of Wrath said...

Hmmph. The spices though!... They must cost a fortune if they can make chopped up offal, onion and oatmeal so tasty!

... And at least I know how to spell sassenach (and that its etymology is from Lowland Scots and means not simply English, but more specifically "Saxon"...)

*sniff* I'm not completely gòrach you know, mo bhanacharaid...

Fuzzy said...

My finger slipped, just like this middle one is doing right now *sniggers*

Zeppellina said...

44p for a haggis.......!!!!!!!!!

Have to confess, Lidl`s products are generally not too bad, and the prices are always great.

But, while I like a wee bargain....
I`m strangely choosy about my haggis..

(no comments please.....!)

So I probably won`t be buying the 44p one....well, okay......I might try it out once.....

The Gripes of Wrath said...

Fuzzy- I never knew offal and gaelic could be such a turn-on...

-a bheil sin math?
*lewd chuckle*