There is little that is more humble, more legendary, more quintessentially Australian than a Bunnings sausage sizzle. It’s a cultural phenomenon that deserves all the love that it gets. The symphony of taste that is found with the bread. The sausage. The onions. The sauce. You’d be hard pressed to find a better, easier snack.
In a move that can only be described as controversial, Bunnings have confirmed to 3AW that moving forward, the sizzlers will be instructed to place the delectable slather of cooked onions underneath the sausage. The cite that continuing to place the onions on top is a “slipping hazard.”
“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.” – Debbie Poole Chief Operating Officer of Bunnings.
It’s a confusing move, I’ll admit. Just how many people possibly can slip on an innocent stray onion that’s fallen off a sausage sandwich? The change, as change usually is, was not met with the warmest of welcomes. People are resistant to cultural shifts by nature, and when you mess with one of Aussie’s favourite snack foods you’re bound to get a rise out of people.
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Praying for the person who slipped on a stray Bunnings BBQ onion sliver and prompted this policy change
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At the end of the day, Debbie is right. It’s not going to effect the taste, so it’s not too radical of a change. Until the day someone trips on a stray sausage and the sausage sizzles get cancelled for good, we should all just remain grateful.
Image Source: Bunnings Warehouse