I have an Uncle of mine (who was born and reared in Scotland) who makes Haggis and I hate to admit it but HAGGIS FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!
My GOD it is so damn good!!!! I know it sounds disgusting but it depends on how it is made. But buying and eating something from a can?.....No that I would not do.
Gie her a Haggis!
I think eating something that's made to have the same texture and flavor of haggis without actually being haggis would make me want to vomit just about as much as the real thing would.
Haggis is yummy.
I've got a bag of greasy looking "Ginkgo Biloba Rings" that have been laying around my office for a few years now that I'll never eat either. A great Strangercrombie combo package in the making.
For a similar product, try scrapple.
You can get it locally at Philly Fevre in Madison Valley.
@3 - amen to that. Vegetarian haggis if offered at almost all pubs in Scotland. Asked if I ( a veggie) tried it, I answered just what you said.
Can we boycott Crash writer/director Paul Haggis instead?
Haggis is goddamned delicious.
That is all.
Haggis is delicious. So is the veggie haggis. I've had both here in the states and in Scotland.
The British Pantry in Redmond sells canned haggis, both veggie and non. I served it at our somewhat-annual Gung Haggis Fried Chicken dinner and yes, it is gross. Especially when you pierce the heavy plastic "skin" and it explodes all over your tartan.
- For a similar product, try scrapple -
SCRAPPLE!! Not at all comparable to Haggis, I'm afraid.... imho
Mmmm..... We had Haggis & Black Pudding just the other day :-D
I had haggis in a little inn just across the Scottish border north of Carlyle. Tastes like corn beef hash. Fucking rocked after a week of "Fry it Until All the Taste is Gone" English food. Though truth be told, most Scottish food is every bit as bland as English food. The key to a successful visit? Indian.
By the way- the English will tell you the Scots are stern and unwelcoming. Bullshit. They just don't like the English.
Haggis is quite tasty, but I would not more eat it from a can then I would seafood. Some things need to be prepared fresh.
Hey, that looks just like Annex Theatre's "bar mascot", "Haggy!"
Someone dropped off a can of it during our recent run of "I Feel Fine", and even the amazing Pamala Mijatov, who can turn just about any culinary sow's ear into a silk purse, was flummoxed about what to do with it.
So, now it sits behind the bar, and occasionally we pull it out and drunkenly talk in Scottish accents.
@13 Damn Right, Screw the English.
#8: YES PLEASE
yay for Scrapple. Boo for haggis! But it's fine with me for those who want to eat that stuff to get the chance.
I wonder if Craig Ferguson will say anything about this on his show tonight.
Another thumb way up for scrapple. But trust me, you REALLY don't want to know what goes into it. Haven't had haggis, so will withhold judgement on that.
Fresh Haggis is amazing !
And I didn't know we had a ban on it...don't they sell it every year up at that Scottish festival in Mount Vernon ?
I imagine the stuff oozing out the can like something from a David Lynch film.
How can haggis be fresh? Isn't it supposed to be buried for a month or something?
wow, Savage is such a great boss!!! He brings his employees treats from Europe! Granted, they're inedible treats, but it's the gesture that counts...
I shudder to think what "treats" he brought home from the porn convention...
Is it just me, or is Al Gore starting to look like a recently ousted member of the Gambino family? There's this Cosa Nostra look starting to happen...
we have canned haggis at husky deli in WS. It's not half bad. No worse than canned chili vs. fresh.
Vegetarian haggis is a fucking crime. Why not have vegetarian scrapple or vegetarian menudo. Or, for that matter, tofu made out of lard. WTF??
How do you obtain vegetable fat? Do they mean in the form of oil, or is it like... veggie schmaltz?
um, what is the "skin" this vegetarian haggis is in? and why would you want the skin?
Real haggis is amazing. It was my pub food of choice during my years in Scotland and I probably had it at least once a week. Especially excellent with a quality whisky. Veggie haggis is good but can't touch the real stuff.
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