Tuesday, November 28, 2006

And If That Wasn't Bad Enough!

Dragon sausages...

From The Times:

'Dragon' sausages burnt by trade laws
By Simon de Bruxelles

A SPICY sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after trading standards’ officers warned manufacturers that they could face prosecution because it does not contain dragon.

The sausages will now have to be labelled Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to avoid any confusion among customers.

Jon Carthew, 45, who makes the sausages, said yesterday that he had not received any complaints about the absence of real dragon meat. He said: “I don’t think any of our customers believe that we use dragon meat in our sausages. We use the word because the dragon is synonymous with Wales.”

His company, the Black Mountains Smokery at Crickhowell, in Powys, turns out 200,000 sausages a year, including the Welsh Dragon, which is made with chilli, leek and pork. A Powys County Council spokesman said: “The product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food.”


  1. THAT is the most idiodic thing i have EVER heard. And we get Bush on live feed.

  2. What is the world coming to??? Everyone is just getting stoopidder! I blame Paris Hilton.

  3. This is just ridiculous. Can it really be true? Oh god alive...

  4. Welcome to Europe, everybody (I assume this is a Brussels directive?).

  5. * - this is indeed the case. Follow the link to the article in the Times.

    Red - I believe it was a Brussels thing.

    Has anyone told them yet that there are no Dragons?

  6. Welsh Dragon Sausage

    Why is it the first thing I thought of when I say those three words wasn't pork. Actually yes it was...um...I mean...that is to say....uh.... oooops.

  7. WHAT?! They don't contain real dragon? Maybe the pre-cooked ones were cooked by the ones who survived the chop. "Cook this sausage or become one!"