Aussies outraged by new Bunnings sausage sizzle rule

“You don’t mess with perfection!”

Outrage has erupted online after Bunnings revealed they were making a change to their iconic sausage sizzle snags due to health and safety concerns.

According to the hardware giant, sausages will now be served with the onion on the bottom of the snag instead of on the top.


It’s understood Bunnings management recommended the change in a bid to stop the onion from falling on the ground.

“Safety is always our number one priority and we recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard,” Bunnings’ chief operating officer, Debbie Poole, said in a statement.

“This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbeques are underway.”

Ms Poole reassured customers that the safety overhaul won’t affect the taste of the iconic snag.

“Regardless of how you like your onion and snag, we are confident this new serving suggestion will not impact the delicious taste or great feeling you get when supporting your local community group,” she said.

TODAY Show host Karl Stefanovic is one of dozens of Aussie’s who have been left gobsmacked by the news.

“This will ruin Australia,” Stefanovic told co-host Georgie Gardner during a segment about the sausage sizzle on air this morning.

“Australia will not make it through today if this happens,” he said.

“Bunnings, you’ve done a lot of things right. But, I’m sorry, you’ve got this one wrong. You don’t mess with perfection.”


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Lol , I thought that this was a joke , now living in the Bahamas, I was coming back to Australia for a visit but after this I have cancelled it , it would be too embarrassing to be mistaken for an Australian, if war breaks out better get New Zealander to fight it for you, it could cause an injury ???

This debate over onion on the bottom has got to be the biggest nonsense of the day. Really if you are served a roll with onion under the snag just turn the roll through 180 degrees on the rolls longitudinal axis and hey presto the onion is on top of the snag. The taste buds are not going to mind if the onion was on top or underneath when it entered the aural cavity. Once the teeth have done a good job of mastication the onion should be well and truly mixed in.
If this little culinary measure prevents a nasty fall and possible significant injury to a body then lets go with it. Broken bones or snapped tendons are not nice and costly to repair.
Bunnings have a duty of care and they have displayed this concern. Good on Bunnings.