Supermarket chain Aldi claims it has reinvented breakfast with their new Sausedge.
Of course though, no, they haven’t. As everyone in Aberdeen (and the rest of Scotland) will confirm. That’s a lorne (or square) sausage.
“This allows hungry customers to throw together a butty without spending ages cutting up bangers.”
As you’d expect, and is often the case when companies try to claim they’ve invented something that already exists, Twitter has erupted.
Sorry, @AldiUK, but I'm American and even I know the Scots have been doing this for forever.
— Lori the Great (@GenuineLori) May 14, 2019
Aye exactly Scotland 🏴 had these for years still do best sausage for a roll 😂
— Lesley Whyte (@lesleyt39) May 14, 2019
Er, c’mon you didn’t invent this. I think the Scots may have something to say about it. 🙄 https://t.co/YiSaENXEQG
— Louise.W. (@Louwhap) May 14, 2019
I get afeeling before the day is out you're going to wish you had never thought of this never mind post it.#CulturalAppropriation
— Ken Scott, Cybernat Sans Nuance (@Kenscott7) May 14, 2019
Youse have had a nightmare wae this lads!
— Scottish Fulms📽🏴 (@scottish_fulms) May 14, 2019
Is this some sort of joke? Or is this simply for English shoppers.
— Jan Venegoor of Citylink (@GaelicRoadSign) May 14, 2019
@dailystaruk Where have you been 🤦♂️ square sausage has been around longer than me, it’s known as Lorne Sausage and its heritage is in Scotland 🏴.@IcelandFoods have been selling square sausage for yonks.
— Stephen Dalziel (@dalziel_stephen) May 14, 2019
Twitter users have asked what Aldi will invite next, offering up a tattie scone and porridge as potential ‘new’ products.
They've also announced plans to introduce a brand new 'Potato Pancake' product. pic.twitter.com/WuOIkP635B
— Rev. ❄️Snowflake ❄️ (@stings2k19) May 14, 2019
I wonder what they'll invent next.. porridge?
— The Anosmic Formerly Known as Pete (@FormerlyPete) May 14, 2019
Someone has even called for Nicola Sturgeon to step in.
Here @NicolaSturgeon get them sorted out.
— Joe (@TheFalcon08) May 14, 2019
Others have simply cancelled Aldi
— Lewis 🏴🏴🏴 (@YaboyLewi) May 14, 2019