Dog act to take credit for popular pastry
THE United States has claimed it has come up with an amazing new invention called the “puff dog”, a sausage wrapped in pastry. Wait – do they mean a sausage roll, originally a British savoury snack popular throughout Commonwealth nations, including Australia?
US supermarket Trader Joe’s just released the puff dogs, which they say is “a twist on the classic dog-meets-dough pairing of the hot dog” and “instead swaddled in a perfectly flaky-when-cooked puff pastry”.
What a great idea, too bad it has already been enjoyed in Australia and the UK for more than a century.
You could even say the sausage roll is up there with the pie when it comes to iconic Aussie foods. America, how are you even trying to claim this?
On its website, Trader Joe’s said the “puff dog” has been released just in time for hot dog season and “this marriage of beefy and buttery is pretty genius”.
We know it’s genius, that’s why we’ve been eating them, again, for centuries.
People in the UK are furious their idea has been ripped off. The US has already butchered television shows like The Inbetweeners and Fawlty Towers and now they are doing it to the beloved sausage roll.
The sausage roll was first mentioned in British newspaper The Times back in 1863. The food has been traced back to the Classical Greek or Roman eras, thus proving this is not at all a new concept.
According to The Guardian, UK bakery chain Greggs sells 2.5 million sausage rolls a week and about 140 million a year. Trader Joe’s even gives us advice on how we should consume the sausage roll, sorry, I mean puff dog.
“They’re perfectly satisfying all on their own but we recommend dipping them in your favourite condiments,” the website says.
W H O I N V E N T E D T H E G O O D O L’ SAUSAGE ROLL?