In terms of culinary innovation, the US is light years ahead of any other nation on Earth. Squeezy cheese. Deep-fried butter. The KFC Double-Down sandwich. We have nothing but respect for their artery-clogging craft.
But we refuse to let them lay claim to the sausage roll. That we simply cannot countenance.
A little context: American supermarket Trader Joe's recently released their "twist on the class dog-meets-dough pairing of a hot dog [...] swaddled in a perfectly flaky-when-cooked puff pastry."
They call it the "Puffdog", and what's more, they label the idea "pretty genius."
The i100 reports that American websites have gone made for the groundbreaking snack. Yahoo and HelloGiggles labelled it "genius", Refinery29 said they were "fancier versions of pigs in a blanket — which we LOVE", and Real Simple called it "your go-to summer appetiser".
Try to let the rage subside. Go outside and have a little breather, because Brits have already taken to Twitter to have their say: