Marks and Spencer has made headlines recently after it announced that Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake infringed its copyright, thereafter starting a legal battle with the rival supermarket. M&S products are often posted on social media and customers always have plenty to say about them.
This week, M&S customers noticed a new product on sale at the supermarket’s stores.
The foot long sausage roll is a new twist on the quintessentially British staple and is part of Marks and Spencer’s Collection food range.
The snack is described as “outdoor bred British pork and caramelised onion encased in all butter pastry”.
Popular Facebook page Snack News & Reviews, which regularly posts news of new food items, shared an image of the new sausage roll this week.
In its post’s caption, it said: “New foot long sausage roll – £5 at Marks and Spencer!”
The post received hundreds of likes and comments, with some customers excited to taste the new snack.
One person wrote: “Want it need it must have it.”
Another said: “Lunch at work sorted.”
However, other customers were angry at the price of the sausage roll, with one customer claiming it was “daylight robbery”.
They said: “Five quid for a sausage roll daylight robbery.”
Another wrote: “Bloody expensive.”
Other sausage roll fans were quick to point out that Morrisons already has a foot long sausage, but for less than half the price of M&S’ new product.
Another person wrote: “Morrison’s will have something to say about this #MarksandSnitches.”
One sausage roll fan added: “£1.50 for the same thing at Morrisons….”
Another said: “Morrisons started this.”
When Morrisons launched its foot long sausage roll in August 2017, it was the first of its kind in UK supermarkets and was double the size of Gregg’s standard sausage roll.
It also, evidently, had more calories – 1,650 in total, which is the equivalent of three Big Mac’s from McDonald’s.
A standard sized sausage roll has 481 calories.