We labelled Burns Night!

Have you wondered while you cook your Burns Night supper what the nutrition label would say? No, neither had we, until today, when we decided to create some labels, and here’s what we produced.

We used traditional recipes together with nutritional composition contained within our UK Composition of Foods data and used Nutritics calculation software to produce these  nutrition labels. 

Starter:             Cullen skink

Smoked haddock soup

Main:               Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Haggis, turnips and potatoes

Dessert:            Cranachan  

Whipped cream, whisky, honey, raspberries, with toasted oatmeal

It’s worth noting, in case you were worried, that your supper celebrating the life and poetry of Robert Burns will not be diminished if you do not know the nutritional composition of your dishes. Additionally, recipes vary, so with different quantities and types of ingredients you may get widely different nutritional information from those we produced.

We have not calculated the calories from the liberal lashings of wine or ale you may drink with dinner nor those in the customary whisky sauce used to douse the haggis, which for some people, may well be neat whisky.

Wishing you a very Happy Burns Night from Food Databanks!