Commotion over chorizo ​​paella croquettes in the United Kingdom: the British ambassador to Spain intervenes

Do not play with the food.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
27 November 2023 Monday 16:29
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Commotion over chorizo ​​paella croquettes in the United Kingdom: the British ambassador to Spain intervenes

Do not play with the food. It is the idea defended by many Spanish diners, who refuse to accept culinary inventions such as chorizo ​​paella croquettes, a preparation promoted by the British brand Marks and Spencer (M

Traditionally, croquettes are made with meat or fish and bechamel sauce, although there are also vegetables, mushrooms and even fried eggs.

However, croquettes with such a particular and explosive mixture have never been seen: paella, chorizo, saffron and bechamel sauce. A recipe that would be more similar to Sicilian arancinis, some buyers defend. The price of this controversial tray: £5.50.

The stir came when a user saw the product in a local store. He couldn't contain his indignation and uploaded a photo to X (formerly Twitter), tagging Simon Hunter, a British journalist based in Madrid, also known for his funny version of the Spanish omelette.

Hunter's comment has gone viral and sparked heated debate on that social network. "Let's call the ambassador of the country whose inhabitant has committed such ignominy for consultation. Right now," said one user. "Horror," added another.

Even the United Kingdom ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Hugh Elliott, has spoken out on the matter. "Chorizo, yes! Paella, yes! Croquettes, yes! Everything together? … M

However, he then decided to give these croquettes a vote of confidence: "I still have to try something from M