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Here's why Billy Roll was every Irish person's favourite treat growing up

All hail Billy Roll.

REMEMBER WHEN YOU were a kid and you used to look inside your sandwich only to see a slice of pink meat smiling back at you? Good times.

Yes, there was no greater treat as a child than getting Billy Roll for lunch.

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You begged your Mam to buy it on every supermarket trip

And deeply resented her when she didn’t

WHY ARE YOU SUCH A KILLJOY, MAM? WHY ARE YOU OPPOSED TO SMILEY MEAT?

After all, how can something so joyful be bad for you?

Look at his face. Would this face ever hurt you?

Nope.

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S'craic #Billy? #BillyRoll #Dunnes #facemeat

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And it’s not just for kids, you know…

Even adults can agree that nothing quite hits the spot like a Billy Roll sambo.

Even if you get laughed out of it any time you ask for a slice…

It’s so iconic that there are even Billy Roll t-shirts

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And great works of art

Calling the National Gallery of Ireland.

In short, Billy Roll > every other sandwich filling

 Long live Billy Roll

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#Rank! #BillyRoll... Who would #eat this #food?

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Amy O'Connor

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