Shoppers get the giggles as M&S launches ‘love sausage’ for Valentine’s Day
Marks and Spencer has been met with an amused response after it released a âlove sausageâ product for Valentineâs Day.
The heart-shaped pork product, wrapped in streaky bacon and topped with truffle, is on sale for ÂŁ5, with M&S promoting it as an accompaniment to a romantic breakfast in bed.
However many social media users have suggested the product is open to innuendo, with âlove sausageâ trending on Twitter in the UK.
Hi, I just asked a colleague at work if they wanted a bite of this product and everything has escalted so quickly I have an HR disciplinary at 2. Any chance you can get me some representation because of this innuendo filled product?
â Matt Sandry (@MattSaysThings) February 7, 2019
âHi, I just asked a colleague at work if they wanted a bite of this product and everything has escalted so quickly I have an HR disciplinary at 2,â wrote Matt Sandry in response to a post by M&S about the product.
âAny chance you can get me some representation because of this innuendo-filled product?â
Some did not seem keen on the dish, with journalist Harriet Hall tweeting: âI think I speak for women everywhere when I say we really, really do not want a love sausage.â
I think I speak for women everywhere when I say we really, really do not want a love sausage https://t.co/zMPTnx4hxf
â Harriet Hall (@Harri_Grace) February 7, 2019
â Gummitch #FBPE (@gummitch_uk) February 7, 2019
Others suggested the release of the love sausage made the M&S official Twitter feed appear to be a parody account.
This seems like a parody account
â Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 7, 2019
The company has coyly denied any innuendo.
âI donât know what youâre talking about,â the retailer replied to one tweet, adding a winking face emoji.
Morning, youâre really opening yourselves up for real innuendo today with your âlove sausageâ đ¤Śđťââď¸đ
â Bruce Devlin (@BruceDevlin) February 7, 2019
I don't know what you're talking about, Bruce.. đđ â Chris pic.twitter.com/REg5wXBiO4
â M&S (@marksandspencer) February 7, 2019
An M&S spokesperson said of the product: âWeâre encouraging customers to start the fun of Valentineâs Day celebrations early with a love sausage for breakfast.
âThe recipe includes a hint of delicious truffle to make it extra special and my top tip is to crack two eggs into the centre of the heart, eight minutes before serving for the breakfast of dreams.â
The company has also released a sourdough loaf with âI love Uâ written on it.