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10 food trends that Irish people don't realise are really very odd

“What’s black pudding?” “Blood sausage.” “YOU WHAT?”

1. Our fondness for putting wedges (and sausage rolls) in baps

Starch on starch on starch.

2. Slathering rich tea biscuits in butter.

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3. Our insistence on serving lasagne with coleslaw and chips.

Just how the Italians would have wanted.

4. The fact that this, unappetising as it may look, can be classified as comfort food.

Long live coddle.

5. Why cheese and onion crisps and chocolate are an unbeatable combination.

So unbeatable that they *actually* made a chocolate bar out of it.

6. The fact that black pudding is an acceptable breakfast item

Americans: “You’re eating blood sausage?”

Us: “Well, when you put it like that…”

7. The fact that ‘Buffalo’ is a recognisable crisp flavour here

While ‘Buffalo’ is a borderline nonsensical way to describe the taste of a crisp, Irish people just intrinsically understand what it means. Buffalo crisps run through our veins, you see.

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8. Scallops. Better known as fried, battered potato slices.

Like chips, but scaldier.

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9. Our propensity to put Guinness in pretty much anything ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Brownies? Throw some Guinness in there.

Guinness Brownies for St. Patty's 🍀🌈🍺🍻

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10. The very concept of potato pancakes.

“You know pancakes? Well, what if we made them with… potatoes?”

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Amy O'Connor

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