Australians Declare Existential Crisis Over Onion Placement

Onions first: Health and safety snags humble Bunnings sausage

The placement of the onions on a sausage sanga has been a hot topic around Australia this week.

In the same way a person doesn't often opt for the sausage to be placed on top of their onions.

However when announcing the change to sausage sizzles, Bunnings said in a statement safety was its number one priority.

In what could be the most Australian moment of 2018, the outraged, it seemed, were becoming outraged at the outraged in a fierce debate over Bunnings sausage snags on social media.

For health and safety reasons, the hardware chain (there are 300 of them in Australia) informed customers that the open top sandwich, served on one slice of white bread, would from now on be served with fried onions under sausages instead of on top of them (ketchup is also served on the sandwich), as had previously been the case.

The change to the sausage sizzles, run by community groups at the entrances to the warehouses to raise funds, has many unimpressed.

His sentiment echoed numerous thousands of comments which flooded onto social media in the past 24 hours as the news filtered through the internet like a raging fire.

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It says this helps prevent the onion from falling and creating a slip hazard.

"'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", Poole said.

The announcement caused such ripples in Australia that the Prime Minister was even questioned about the policy change during a press conference at the ASEAN summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

A man slipped on onions outside a Bunnings sausage sizzle in Australia three years ago, ABC reported. But, I'm sorry, you've got this one wrong. People of all ages do this, it's part of our Australian life that we support local community organizations.

The move by Bunnings to make onion toppings "underings" ignited the debate, to the point where the country's prime minister was asked to chime in. "Frankly I'm not going to give them any recipe hints".

During a bilateral meeting with Morrison later in the day, she jokingly referred to the controversy as "the most pressing worldwide or trans-Tasman news of the day", according to Kiwi news website Newshub, adding "I think we should make a joint commitment that on our watches, the Bunnings sausage sizzle shall continue".

Morrison concurred, saying: "I agree, I agree".

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