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Haggis, neeps and tatties flavoured crisps to hit the shelves

The crisps will hit the shelves early next month. Credit: PA

A family business has launched the “world’s first” haggis, neeps and tatties flavoured crisps for fans of Scotland’s national dish.

Mackie’s Crisps has taken inspiration from the country’s bard Robert Burns to recreate the flavours of the traditional meal in snack form in the run-up to Burns Night next month.

A limited run of 150,000 bags will hit the shelves in early January.

Non-meat eaters can also enjoy the snack, created using natural flavourings and high oleic sunflower oil, as the crisps are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.

Haggis is a dish popular in Scotland. Credit: PA

James Taylor, from the Perth and Kinross-based family business, said: “While we do push the boat out with exotic flavours, we do also like to look closer to home at some of the fantastic dishes from our heritage.

“Quite simply, there are none more iconic than our own national dish.

“We’re fiercely proud of our Scottish roots and so narrowed down to a number of options for a limited run. When it came to the taste tests, haggis, neeps and tatties emerged as the runaway favourite.”

Fans of the poet around the globe traditionally enjoy a meal of haggis, neeps (turnips) and potatoes at a Burns supper on January 25.

Mackie’s Crisps is already known for its haggis and cracked black pepper variety, and also launched what it said was the world’s first pigs in blankets flavour.