Customers raging after supermarket changes the name of an Aussie classic

Are they serious?

There’s been an increasing trend lately to take what’s old and try to turn it into something trendy and new, but shoppers are saying one supermarket took it too far after messing with an Aussie classic.

Coles customers have been venting their rage online after the supermarket released a photo of cricketing legend Merv Hughes holding a sausage in bread and branded it as the ‘great Aussie taco’.

“Whoah whoah whoah… When did Australia agree on calling a snag in bread an ‘Aussie Taco’,” wrote Leon Sjogren.

“I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never heard a sausage on bread referred to as a ‘great Aussie taco’,” said Marco Cimino.

The offending ad. Image:
The offending ad. Image:

A sausage in bread, a sanga sandwich, or whatever you want to call, it is considered one of the Australian greats – up their with fairy bread and Arnott’s Shapes – and people are royally peeved at Coles for trying to mess with it.

To many, they’re the best part about turning up to vote on election day and a staple at school fates around the country.

Some can’t take a trip to Bunnings without picking one up out front and many say that if there is one invention that defines the Aussie barbecue, it’s a sausage in bread.

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So you can imagine the outrage Coles has caused, right?

It’s not the first time we’ve seen something like this though. For the past few years, ‘hip’ cafes and restaurants have been trying to pass of simple meals and ideas as radical cool inventions and charging exorbitant prices for them.

Mashed avocado on toast sells for $16 at many cafes, while others sell ‘deconstructed’ meals (that often just look like a mess on a plate) for crazy prices.

One cafe was even caught serving up breakfast in egg cartons because it apparently “looked really cool”. Ha!

How you're supposed to eat it, we have no idea. Image: Herald Sun.
How you’re supposed to eat it, we have no idea. Image: Herald Sun.

So is it time to stop this madness? Many are arguing there’s nothing wrong with the names Australia already has for its food and the way it serves its meals and are telling the ‘trendy’ people responsible to give it a break already!

What do you think? Does this all sound ridiculous to you? Or do you like new food trends?