Lucky for me I have a great friend I met online who is really Scottish…as in born and raised in Scotland who tells me quite often about the food there. I was prepared for this:
For those who do not know, Haggis is made of mutton (sheep), oatmeal, and various other things thrown in. Traditionally it was cooked in a sheeps stomach. It did not come like this:
Canned haggis? I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Then you have those souls in life who are brave enough to try the free samples. When they are finished they make this face:
Then they tell you it tastes “earthy”. Earthy? Like fertilizer? It smelled like fertilizer. Honestly, I am not sure if it was made in the traditional manner or not. I was scared to look in the pot because the thought of boiled sheep stomach makes my gag reflex go into overdrive.
The festival redeemed itself with this:
And the shortbread I would have taken a picture of….but I ate it all. Traditional shortbread should fear me!
For now, I fear the haggis.