The UK has already voted to leave the European Union in March 2019 but we might be speeding up the exit process for ourselves as Morrisons has decided to start a timely gastronomical war with Spain.
As part of its Christmas food offerings, the British supermarket conjured up the food of Iberian nightmares: churros with cheese and red pepper dip.
Regardless of how good you think they sound (the HuffPost UK team is divided, but they do have all the elements of a perfect hangover food…), churros are traditionally sweet not savoury.
And this diplomatic faux pas has not gone unnoticed.
The fried dough sticks are sold in Spain covered in sugar and are normally eaten for breakfast alongside a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
So you can imagine how well Morrison’s efforts, which are now available to buy for £3.50, have gone down on Spanish Twitter.
Where to start with this monstrosity?First of all, Spanish people have churros for breakfast or as a snack during the day but NEVER as dessert. Second, they are always covered in sugar/ chocolate and are never sour. This red pepper and tomato dip is pure sacrilege @Morrisonspic.twitter.com/scvvJgrGFZ
— TheSpanishLinguist (@ArantzaElosua) November 22, 2018
Spain heard about this. Let me speak on behalf of my country: churros are sweet!!! They are never filled with cheese or eaten with tomato sauce or whatever.
They have sugar on them and usually go with hot chocolate for dipping❤.
Please delete this, my whole country is crying😂
— SIRU (@darkmoon98) November 22, 2018
Keep Gibraltar but don’t do this please.
— David irritans 🇪🇺 (@bastaluek) November 22, 2018
“Wait until Spain hears about this”. We’re closing the borders right now. Keep this away from us and please, stop calling “spanish” the “things” english people cook.
— Finch (@CorsarioScout) November 23, 2018
WHAT?? Don’t call them “churros”, please.
— beatrizmarisaez (@beatrizmarisaez) November 22, 2018
I agree… Let’s call them british doritos.
— El chico que salió rana (@vilvoh) November 22, 2018
That thing is terrorism, not churros.
— ras (@rastaflora) November 22, 2018
We will strike back with fish & chips layered over maple syrup and sprouts. No survivors there.
— Atronado (@DLGdP) November 22, 2018
That’s it. You asked for it. We are launching raspberry flavoured Marmite.
— Pícara Viborilla 🥄 (@Pickvibe) November 22, 2018
British + Gastronomy. What else could you expect? pic.twitter.com/tzrCs2H0qN
— No muy gracioso (@Nomuygracioso) November 22, 2018
Well, as long as they don’t want us to eat that monstrosity.
— Pedrete (@PJuvencioC) November 22, 2018
Britain we’re meant to be making friends, not more enemies.