Bunnings has introduced a controversial new rule that will affect the future of our iconic weekend sausage sizzles – onion must now go under the sausage.
New guidelines which have already been applied in Australia and are set to be introduced in New Zealand, are helping tackle the dangers posed by those small pieces of fried onion. In case you thought your local volunteer simply slaps a sausage in a buttered piece of bread and offers you a choice of condiments think again – it turns out there is now an approved science to constructing a safe sausage.
An Australian radio station was alerted to the rumour last week and after some investigating it was confirmed by Bunnings that yes, onions are now to go under not under.
“Safety is always our number one priority and we recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard,” Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole said.
This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbecues are underway,” Ms Poole said.
Bunnings doesn’t believe the change will have much of an impact though.
“Regardless of how you like your onion and snag, we are confident this new serving suggestion will not impact the delicious taste or great feeling you get when supporting your local community group,” Ms Poole said.
Just to clarify, this is is the new norm….