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Haggis in the USA

lazylizard101 Dec 7, 2012 02:58 AM

A friend wants to take a Haggis into the USA however it is banned. Even Tinned Haggis is Banned!
So our next thought is there somewhere in the USA you can get a traditional scottish tasting Haggis?
he wants an authentic scottish recipe. (I know many have thier own recipes but we are hoping as close to the traditional as possible with all the great herbs and spices used in scotland.)
Does anyone know where he can get one or order it?

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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: lazylizard101 Dec 7, 2012 05:57 AM

    I got a canned haggis at a store that sells British products. Much to my wife's shock, I actually loved it.

    This is the brand I got, and you can even order it from Amazon:

    1. mcf RE: lazylizard101 Dec 7, 2012 06:00 AM

      My first reaction upon reading your subject headers was "Oh, NO, how'd that happen??!! " ;-D

      1. Perilagu Khan RE: lazylizard101 Dec 7, 2012 06:17 AM

        Ah, my favorite Steve Miller Band song...

        "Do, do-do, do-do, do, doooo
        Haggis in the USA!"

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          Panini Guy RE: lazylizard101 Dec 7, 2012 07:39 AM

          I've had this stuff:
          Texture-wise it's closer to 'real' haggis than canned chili is to chili, but it's still out of a can. I think the spices were a bit out of whack. I don't recall being overwhelmed by nutmeg and black pepper in Scotland.

          1. SummerBoredom RE: lazylizard101 Jun 24, 2013 10:46 PM

            Haggis is banned in the US? There goes my plan to make it. I'm looking for a recipe with cheap ingredients, but takes time and effort to make, so that was one of my ideas.

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              JonParker RE: SummerBoredom Jun 25, 2013 01:09 AM

              It's illegal to import it, not to make it.

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                SummerBoredom RE: JonParker Jun 25, 2013 03:16 PM

                Yeah, my dad told me that a little later. After checking though, the ingredients would be tough to for me to get too.

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              ferventfoodie RE: lazylizard101 Jun 25, 2013 03:30 PM

              Check out www.scottishgourmetusa.com - we've picked
              up a few things from them at Celtic festivals and enjoyed
              them. Unfortunatley, we put a haggis in the freezer to
              save for New Years or Bobby Burns' birthday, then had a
              power failure and never got to try it.

              I've eaten haggis at The Argyle in Kearny, NJ - I know they
              ship some food products but not sure about this one in

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                ferventfoodie RE: ferventfoodie Jun 25, 2013 03:55 PM

                Another source for frozen haggis is www.cameronsbritishfoods.com. Checked the web site and
                the Argyle apparently doesn't ship frozen items.

              2. girloftheworld RE: lazylizard101 Jun 25, 2013 03:32 PM

                there are some British import stores with canned stuff.. other than that hit some of the medieval fairs and scottish games in your area and there will always be a booth of authentic yummmmmy haggis

                1. paulj RE: lazylizard101 Jun 25, 2013 03:47 PM

                  As I understand it, the only thing that is banned is the use of lights, the lamb lungs. So any version made or sold in the USA will be missing those. Otherwise, there's no reason the flavor can't be traditional.

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