June 4, 2023

‘What a banger’: New World sparks hilarity with phallic Valentine’s Day meal

New World's 'Valentine Meal'

A Valentine’s meal created by a Dunedin supermarket has sparked hilarity on social media through its resemblance to a specific male body part.

A raw-meat meal sold in the butcher section of New World Gardens in Dunedin on Monday contained a sausage, two meatballs, and a ‘bush’ of parsley.

Supermarket owner Craig Broderick said their in-house butchers wanted to do something special with their craft for Valentine’s Day.

“They’re a creative bunch and came up with the idea of specially-designed meat packs,” he said.

He said they only made a few of them to test the waters.

“Customers and the social media community have enjoyed the joke,” Broderick said.

On social media platform Reddit, a photo of the meal has sparked humorous responses.

“That sausage looks fine now, but wait until things heat up and you’ll be really underwhelmed with the size,” one person commented.

Another person commented on the price of the meal, saying “even the $6.99 is subtle”.

“The single’s Valentine meal special,” read another comment.

“We’ve enjoyed reading the comments and are glad it’s been well received,” said Broderick.

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