Morrisons’ hefty foot long sausage rolls made headlines, boasting twice the amount of pastry and pork than you would expect to find in the Northern Favourite.
Despite naysayers arguing the crimped nature of the snack meant it couldn’t be a true sausage roll, people couldn’t wait to get their fingers covered in all that mammoth flakiness.
However not all is as it seems. Rather than being perfect 12 inchers, these whoppers are actually a little bit over a foot, at 13 inches long. A whole inch more of bulging meat than we all thought…
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An unnamed Morrisons shopper from Chalk Farm, London couldn’t handle the lie any longer and has spoken out about the true size of the monolithic rolls.
The keen eyed shopper couldn’t help but noticed the pastries looked suspiciously longer than advertised. Naturally, he bought five and measured them all at home to confirm his suspicions. Yes, it turned out the sausage rolls were just being modest and were in fact an impressive 13 inches long.
The shopper made the following ‘delighted’ statement to SWNS:
I was very hungry so decided to pick one up and split it in half. When I picked up the second half, to my eye it looked bigger than six inches.
I had a fiver on me so I decided to buy some more and measure them – I was stunned but delighted that they all measured 13 inches.
It’s not often in this day and age you get something for nothing.
So if you weren’t convinced by Morrisons’ solemn proclamation that these are the longest sausage rolls ever to be sold in a supermarket, get ready to eat your hat.
Or actually, maybe just have a nibble on one of these sausage rolls, which are reportedly very nice…
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.