Aldi has come under fire for its new square-shaped pork sausages, dubbed “Sausedges”, which people have been quick to point out are a Scottish delicacy.

The product was launched on Tuesday and a backlash swiftly followed on Twitter, with some people accusing the budget supermarket of cultural appropriation for not having credited Scotland’s traditional Lorne sausages, which are also square-shaped and have been a breakfast staple in the country for years.

“Breakfast just became a whole lot easier… will you be trying our Sausedge?” the company tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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More than 900 people have left critical comments on the post, many of whom are Scottish and have been quick to point out the food’s traditional roots.

“Scotland’s been doing square sausage for years,” wrote one person.

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You will need: 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 stick of celery, 1 cup of mushrooms, 4 to 6 eggs, 1 habanero chilli (optional), 1 tablespoon of oil, 25g of grated low-fat cheese, 150 ml of skimmed milk, 50g of turkey breast. Add some spinach for an extra boost.

Method:

1) Cook your turkey breast so that it’s ready to add to the mix later on. Best to grill it and then chop it up as it’s healthier than shallow frying.
2) Meanwhile, heat the oil and add your onion, pepper, chilli, mushrooms and celery to your pan. Cook these for around five minutes until your veg is nice and soft.
3) Whisk your eggs and milk together in a separate bowl, seasoning with salt and pepper.
4) Add the egg mixture, veg, cooked turkey and cheese to a high-sided baking pan or tin and cook in your oven for around 15 minutes at 170C.

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Be careful when you buy your porridge, as some brands will cram a lot of sugar in there. Porridge is a good breakfast option as it is renowned for releasing energy slowly, which means you can get to lunch without suffering from a lull. A great source of fibre, potassium and vitamins, bananas are always a good accompaniment to your morning oats.

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Ingredients: 2 full eggs, 3 egg whites, asparagus, peppers, 50g of smoked salmon

Method

1) Boil your asparagus in water for around five minutes.
2) Meanwhile, mix your eggs and egg whites in a jug, and add a splash of skimmed milk. Chop some peppers up and throw them in too.
3) Once your asparagus is cooked, drain it and chop into smaller chunks. Add these to your egg mixture.
4) Whisk your mixture and season with salt and pepper.
5) Pour the mix into a hot pan with a small knob of butter or a teaspoon of quality olive oil.
6) Cook the omelette for around 90 seconds to two minutes.
7) Once the bottom is cooked, take the pan off the hob and place under the grill for another 30 seconds to a minute in order to cook the top.
8) Serve with your smoked salmon.

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Greek yoghurt has vast nutritional benefits. Regardless of where you stand on the superfood debate, Greek yoghurt’s credentials speak for themselves. A good source of potassium, protein, calcium and essential vitamins, this food forms an ideal base for a healthy breakfast, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

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Eggs Florentine is not only a tasty breakfast, it also carries a hefty nutritional punch, particularly when you throw some spinach into the equation.

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So fast and easy to make, yet so effective. Wholemeal toast can be a good breakfast choice, as long as you are sensible with your toppings. Peanut butter is perfect. A good source of “healthy fats”, as well as protein and Vitamin E among other nutrients, a liberal spreading of peanut butter can set you up for the day.

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You will need: 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 stick of celery, 1 cup of mushrooms, 4 to 6 eggs, 1 habanero chilli (optional), 1 tablespoon of oil, 25g of grated low-fat cheese, 150 ml of skimmed milk, 50g of turkey breast. Add some spinach for an extra boost.

Method:

1) Cook your turkey breast so that it’s ready to add to the mix later on. Best to grill it and then chop it up as it’s healthier than shallow frying.
2) Meanwhile, heat the oil and add your onion, pepper, chilli, mushrooms and celery to your pan. Cook these for around five minutes until your veg is nice and soft.
3) Whisk your eggs and milk together in a separate bowl, seasoning with salt and pepper.
4) Add the egg mixture, veg, cooked turkey and cheese to a high-sided baking pan or tin and cook in your oven for around 15 minutes at 170C.

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Be careful when you buy your porridge, as some brands will cram a lot of sugar in there. Porridge is a good breakfast option as it is renowned for releasing energy slowly, which means you can get to lunch without suffering from a lull. A great source of fibre, potassium and vitamins, bananas are always a good accompaniment to your morning oats.

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Ingredients: 2 full eggs, 3 egg whites, asparagus, peppers, 50g of smoked salmon

Method

1) Boil your asparagus in water for around five minutes.
2) Meanwhile, mix your eggs and egg whites in a jug, and add a splash of skimmed milk. Chop some peppers up and throw them in too.
3) Once your asparagus is cooked, drain it and chop into smaller chunks. Add these to your egg mixture.
4) Whisk your mixture and season with salt and pepper.
5) Pour the mix into a hot pan with a small knob of butter or a teaspoon of quality olive oil.
6) Cook the omelette for around 90 seconds to two minutes.
7) Once the bottom is cooked, take the pan off the hob and place under the grill for another 30 seconds to a minute in order to cook the top.
8) Serve with your smoked salmon.

DW Fitness

4/6

Greek yoghurt has vast nutritional benefits. Regardless of where you stand on the superfood debate, Greek yoghurt’s credentials speak for themselves. A good source of potassium, protein, calcium and essential vitamins, this food forms an ideal base for a healthy breakfast, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

DW Fitness

5/6

Eggs Florentine is not only a tasty breakfast, it also carries a hefty nutritional punch, particularly when you throw some spinach into the equation.

DW Fitness

6/6

So fast and easy to make, yet so effective. Wholemeal toast can be a good breakfast choice, as long as you are sensible with your toppings. Peanut butter is perfect. A good source of “healthy fats”, as well as protein and Vitamin E among other nutrients, a liberal spreading of peanut butter can set you up for the day.

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“They’re called Lorne sausages, ya absolute bawbags,” added another.

stressed one person.

described the product as “the most offensive thing I’ve seen in my entire life”.

called for the help of Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland.

Others joked that Aldi might soon claim to have “invented” other staple foods, such as porridge or sliced bread.

In response to the criticism, Aldi provided The Independent with a comment clarifying that the products are “available for a limited time while stocks last”.

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