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Most expensive haggis: Macsween breaks Guinness World Records record

Most expensive haggis: Macsween breaks Guinness World Records record

Edinburgh, UK – February 1, 2016 – Haggis specialist Macsween of Edinburgh has created the world’s most expensive haggis as Scotland sets to prepare for Burns Night; costing £4,000, the haggis is created using the unique Macsween family recipe infused with other flavours from around the world.

Photo: THE “world’s most expensive haggis” has been created, with wagyu beef, French truffle and edible gold among the ingredients. The famous Scottish delicacy is traditionally eaten on Burns Night and is made with lamb heart, lungs and liver, oats, onions and spices but butchers Macsween sought more exotic ingredients to create a £4,000 haggis. (enlarge photo)

The Guinness World Records world record for the largest haggis weighed 1,010 kg (2,226 lb 10 oz) and was made by Hall’s of Scotland (UK) at Fenton Barns, North Berwick, UK, on 18 June 2014. The haggis measured 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) in length, 0.93 m (3 ft) in width and 0.65 m (2 ft 1 in) in height.

Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest scotch egg weighed 6.2 kg (13 lb 10 oz) and was made by Clarence Court and Lee Streeton (both UK) at the Albemarle of Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel, London, UK, on 30 July 2008. A 1.7 kg ostrich egg, 4 kg of sausage meat, 940 g of haggis and 800 g of breadcrumbs were used.

THE “world’s most expensive haggis” has been created, with wagyu beef, French truffle and edible gold among the ingredients.

The famous Scottish delicacy is traditionally eaten on Burns Night and is made with lamb heart, lungs and liver, oats, onions and spices but butchers Macsween sought more exotic ingredients to create a £4,000 haggis.

It contains Highland wagyu beef from hand-reared cattle in Perthshire; white summer truffle from France, tellicherry black pepper from India, which Macsween said can only be grown at over 2,000ft above sea level; and is decorated with edible 24 carat gold to sprinkled on top.

The 4kg haggis is being made to order and will be presented in a handmade wooden cask.

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