Friday, December 04, 2009

Hop! Hop!

Aussies wary of kangaroo-flavored chips.

Sheesh, really? That's kind of like saying "Americans wary of eagle-flavored chips."


Injera said...

"It implies that it is perfectly OK to kill kangaroos and emus just for fun!" said one complaint.

But I think we all know that crisps, whatever the flavour, are sometimes foods, so kangaroos and emus will survive!

This wasn't the best of the rather dodgy selection of user-generated flavours. "Late Night Kebab" was better, but "Caesar Salad" was truly nasty and I couldn't even bear to try a "buttered popcorn" flavoured potato chip.

Kris said...

Not really. Australians actually eat a lot of kangaroo. I've had it many times. (It tastes like venison, which isn't too surprising considering that kangaroos are kinda just like big, weirdly-shaped deer.) It's a very odd news story. I've heard the "Australians are the only people who eat their national coat of arms" line before, mostly from vegetarians and PETA-types. It's hardly news here. (Emu isn't as common to eat, but I've seen it in restaurants several times.)