There’s a new ‘treat’ on the horizon of Woolies’ aisles, and South Africans are not sure how to feel about it. Is it innovative? A tradition none of us were aware of? Is it an unnatural creation or will it be the next favoured dish at a braai? Woolies’ ‘traditional hake sausages’ have sparked curiosity, and we’re all asking questions.
One Twitter user, @JohannBiermann1 indirectly created a space for online opinions after he dubbed the new product ‘hake wors.’
Woolies now selling hake wors 😂 pic.twitter.com/CNUNCHywUG
— Johann Biermann 🇿🇦 (@JohannBiermann1) October 4, 2021
In response, Woolworths actually offered him the golden ticket to ‘hake wors’ city.
Stay tuned for the feedback! pic.twitter.com/ixJvzfSFr9
— Johann Biermann 🇿🇦 (@JohannBiermann1) October 5, 2021
But Twitter users had to weigh in on the conversation.
Some people got a fright.
— Bernard Conradie (@BernardConradie) October 4, 2021
Others didn’t even give the new fish dish the time of day.
— Marius Grobbelaar (@lurch7777) October 5, 2021
People questioned where this tradition came from, pointing out the ‘traditional’ wording on the packaging.
“Traditional” hake sausage. To who?
— Matthew Howcroft (@matthowcroft) October 4, 2021
However, others were slightly intrigued.
someone say wors? pic.twitter.com/AD1vsgtuEL
— sitting bull 1.0 (@sittinginbull1) October 5, 2021
Some people asked for religious guidance.
Jesus save us pls.
— 𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝔻𝕖 𝕊𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕒 (@Grantdesousa) October 4, 2021
And some decided that it was worth a try.
I’d actually love to taste it 😅
— madam speaker. (@Tukie__1) October 6, 2021
One user stated that it was not natural, and decided to investigate how real and dire the situation was.
This is a prank right. 🤣. It’s just not natural. I need to see this for myself. I’m on my way Woolies
— Leann (@Leann49965606) October 6, 2021
And others took a jab at another boerewors spin-off.
Thought that was a spelling mistaje #fake wors🙄
— Wonderer (@2towonder) October 5, 2021
Whatever the reasoning behind the creation, Woolworths may very well see the aisles empty soon. If not for the food’s appeal, then definitely for curiosity. Who knows, we may just see the ‘hake wors’ as the unofficial guest at our next Heritage Day braai.
Picture: Twitter/ @JohannBiermman1