Dog act to take credit for pop­u­lar pas­try

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - — news.com.au

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?

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