Australians divided on popular ‘devon roll’ snack

The image of the dish, labeled an “Australian delicacy”, has divided social media, with some praising it and others finding it disgusting.

A picture of an “Australian pig in a blanket” or “Devon roll”, which contains mashed potatoes and onions, stuffed into a piece of devon (otherwise known as strass) and paired with a toothpick, was shared on the popular group’s Facebook page. Meanwhile in Australia.

The snack was popularized in the last century, but many Australians still report eating it in 2024.

“Why aren’t they served at children’s birthday parties anymore? Who said Australia doesn’t have great cuisine,” asked the person behind the picture.

Social media users had mixed reactions, with some saying they remembered the uniquely Australian treat from their childhood, while others said they had never eaten it but didn’t feel like they were missing out.

“I have to be honest, I’ve never had one and I’m really not attracted to it! It looks absolutely disgusting,” said one user of the social network.

Another added: “I had to have mayo in the mash and onion and the mash was more rough than smooth.”

“I remember when my kids were little we had this for dinner one night and it was great lol,” said another.

One social media user commented: “I can honestly say, hands down, I’m an Aussie and I’ve never had one in my life.”

“Some call them pigs in blankets or mashed potatoes and devon buns, either way I love them, a must for parties,” commented a fan.

“I had them as a kid, my mom made them for parties, then I made them for my kids’ parties, and now they’re making them for their kids.”

Another said: “Love ’em and still make ’em ‘pigs in blankets’ that’s what our parents called them.”

“It was a summer meal at our house. Devon and mashed potato rolls and salad…. yummmmm,” said another excited person.

One commented, “I’ve never heard of it, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all.”

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