Thursday, June 11, 2015
By Dan Hyde, Consumer Affairs Editor
(Telegraph) They were created almost 300 years ago by Fortnum & Mason as a pocket-sized snack for aristocrats travelling by horse-drawn carriage.
But now the scotch egg has been labelled a junk food and is being removed from children's lunch boxes by schoolteachers.
The traditional dish – a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and coated in breadcrumbs – is seen as too unhealthy to be part of a balanced diet at Cherry Tree Primary School in Colchester.
The school has taken the unusual step of asking teachers to look through pupils' lunch boxes and remove items that are deemed inappropriate.
Along with Peperami sausages, scotch eggs are being confiscating until the end of the day, at which point the teacher replaces the item, adding an explanatory note for parents... (continued)