For the Love of Haggis

No reason to feel blue after Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations past – there is Burns Supper to look forward to later this month!

A true Scottish tradition taking place all over the world where Rabbie Burns is loved, and Scotland is fondly missed.  And of course, it wouldn’t be Burns Supper without bagpipes, a dram or two, an Ode to Haggis and some haggis on a dinner plate.

Which is why we are delighted for everyone in Canada and especially Scottish expats who’ll be able to enjoy haggis this year after Scottish haggis has been allowed for import after a 46-year ban. Our friends at Macsween are especially delighted as they get to be the first to sell haggis in Canada.

Thanks to Macsween, not only our Canadian cousins get to enjoy haggis, but also everyone who is on a gluten-free diet or is a vegetarian. We’ve partnered with Macsween as our supplier of the month to make vegetarian haggis, gluten-free haggis and, of course, regular haggis available to our customers at the Castleton Shop and Café. Don’t be shy and stock up! And we know plenty of customers who love meat but also enjoy vegetarian haggis for its flavours and nutritional value.

Speaking of nutritional, black pudding has been declared to be superfood, but we think that haggis should be in that league as well – after all, it’s protein-rich, it is packed with many minerals and vitamins (including Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, calcium, omega 3) and contains cholesterol-reducing oats!

But if traditional haggis, neeps and tatties don’t excite you much, there is a great deal of delicious and inspiring recipes that include haggis; just take this twist on a traditional Spanish dish – Haggis Loaded Potato Skins with Bravas Sauce or ty the Spicy Vegetarian Haggis Pasta in Rich Tomato Basil Sauce.

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