Based upon personal experience, The Motley Monk can offer many reasons beyond the use of sheep lungs to support the ban on haggis. The following are just four such reasons:
- it looks awful;
- it smells awful;
- it tastes awful; and,
- it is loaded with fat and bad cholesterol.
Fried in lard and served with eggs swimming in lard, consuming haggis with toast and eggs is enough to gag even the most adventursome connoisseur. On The Motley Monk's scale of awful breakfasts, haggis rates one step below scrapple.
Worse yet, the ban hurts the economy of a staunch U.S. ally. In the United Kingdom, the haggis market is worth £15M. Quoted in a BBC article, Scottish Food Secretary Richard Lochhead, said:
With almost nine million Americans claiming Scots ancestry, there is
clearly an appetite in the US for haggis made to traditional recipes.
Well, maybe some--and hopefully none--would have an appetite for that particular national dish.
So, while Queen Mary is alleged to have said concerning the peasants who had no bread, "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" ("Let them eat cake!"), The Motley Monk says, "Let them eat haggis pizza."
To read the BBC article, click on the following link:
"UK government bids to overturn US haggis ban."