Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis

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Foodbme
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Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 6:03 PM
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Scotland's national delicacy, haggis, will soon be available to American snack hounds in potato chip form, a North Carolina importer said.
Great Scot International announced this week it would have Mackie's Haggis and Cracked Black Pepper chips on display at its booth at the annual Fancy Food Show in New York next month.
"We know that flavors with a Scottish twist are popular because Haggis and Cracked Black Pepper is our best-selling flavor," Kirstin Mackie, managing director of Mackie's, said in a written statement.
Haggis is the legendary blend of various sheep organs and parts traditionally simmered in a casing made of sheep stomach and served with great ceremony at holiday banquets and other festive Highland and Lowland occasions.
Mackie said it was able to replicate the distinct flavor of haggis, which is described as "nutty," on chips along with a shot of pepper. The chips won Product of the Year at the 2010 Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

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Re:Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 6:07 PM
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OHHHHH God...had Haggis in Scotland,twice...not horrible if you can get past the thought of what you're eating...but chips....won't go in this country...people would simply have to Yahoo Haggis and see the recipe...end of sales!!!!

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Re:Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 6:28 PM
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Oh, no.  Count me out, I guess.

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Re:Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 6:57 PM
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I wonder if they could make it into dog food. Al, you think the "kids" would go for it?
 
I can see it now-----maybe in pre-measured "bags"?


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Re:Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 7:56 PM
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  This offering must be based on the Scots' having decided that if Yanks'll eat chitlins, they'll eat anything. Well, the only way I'll eat chitlins is if I measure them, then drink an inch of Knob Creek for every inch of chitlin! Just change it to Lagavulin for haggis and we're in business! , again.
 
Edited to add: I actually ate the stuff once, in Scotland. I was sober. Thus my decision!
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Re:Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 8:02 PM
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I understand they're getting Andrew Zimmern from "Bizzare Foods" as their spokesperson.

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Re:Tired of BBQ chips? Here comes Haggis - Thu, 12/16/10 8:26 PM
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This yank will eat chitlin's