Scottish Company Debuts Haggis Flavored Potato Chips

December 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

-Photo from press release by Mackie's of Scotland

As a person who will scan the store shelves looking for a new or exotic flavor to explore and experience, I have learned to have an open mind where food is concerned.

However, even the most ardent and adventurous foodie takes pause when presented with the Scottish delicacy known as haggis.

Hey, if Groundskeeper Willie likes it... -Photo from flickr user tjmwatson

The dish, as described by Wikipedia is:

“…a dish containing sheep’s ‘pluck’ (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally simmered in the animal’s stomach for approximately three hours.”

Though the stomach has been replaced by a more modern sausage casing and many may eschew the organ meat traditionally used, there is still a stigma to this dish, originally favored by the poor as a way to use up otherwise wasted food scraps.

Soon, you may be able to enjoy a bag of these snacks with your favorite liverwurst and headcheese sandwich.

The list of ingredients, from the Mackies.co.uk site is as follows:

Potatoes, sunflower oil, seasoning (sugar, natural pork flavouring, yeast extract, salt, pepper, rusk (wheatflour, salt) oatmeal, onion powder, spices, flavourings, citric acid, vegetable extract)

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