Aberdeen butcher introduces world cup sausages

One Aberdonian butcher has got in the football world cup spirit by producing sausages for each of the competing countries.

Haig’s in Aberdeen has created limited-edition sausages to represent each team in the FIFA World Cup, including flavours such as Russia’s pork and vodka; Switzerland’s pork and swiss cheese; Netherland’s pork, syrup and waffles; and Australia’s pork and XXXX beer.

Despite the national side not making it to Rio, owner James Haig felt Scotland should also be represented with a pork, shortbread and Irn Bru sausage. “Since Scotland are not in this World Cup, we thought we had to do something about that and generate a hype for Scotland,” said Haig.

As the tournament progresses and football teams are knocked out in Rio, their respective sausages in Aberdeen will be eliminated from the shelves. Haig encouraged shoppers to stock up on their favourite flavours before they are discontinued. Haig told Meatinfo.co.uk: “As biased as we are, Scotland will go to the final and we will have a poll on Facebook to see which out of the two genuine finalists and Scotland should be the winner.”

Haig said there had been huge interest in the sausages since they went on sale yesterday (9 June), with over 1,500 sausages sold already and coverage in a national paper. Scotland’s shortbread and Irn Bru sausage has proved to be the favourite with Aberdeen’s English population buying up the pork, ham and mustard sausages to make it second-favourite.

The butcher has made novelty sausages in the past – most notably a champagne and strawberry sausage for Andy Murray last Wimbledon. Haig said: “I watched the semi-final through my hands when Murray went two sets down; I had 1,200 packets of the sausages to be sold after the final.”

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