Spanish police absolutely roast the UK with Paella Day celebration post
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We all love a meal deal, except the Spanish Police that is.
The foreign police force has brutally roasted us over a certain product in the UK, even sharing their disgust on social media.
If you are unfamiliar with the classic dish, paella is a mixture of rice, saffron, spices, peas, onion with either seafood or chicken for protein.
The Spanish staple is a coveted national dish and is pretty hearty.
However, Tesco opted to update the meal and create a new sandwich, which is available as part of their meal deal range.
Sharing a photo of the sarnie, they encouraged Spaniards to avoid the sandwich as they celebrated National Paella Day. (Yes, that’s a real thing.)
The tweet read: “Celebrate it with one… but the good ones…. Not those things they sell out there.”
However, the pointed post doesn’t seem to have helped international relationships with Brits and Spaniards fighting over the food product.
In response to the tweet, one user hilariously argued that the sand was proof of ‘British ingenuity’.
“A triumph of British ingenuity, there is nothing we can’t make bland. We’ll do biriyani next,” they joked.
Others also joined in on the culinary conversation, with another added: “This is revenge for when Spanish people plonk a massive omelette in between bread and call it a sandwich.”
Understandably, Spaniards didn’t take too kind to their national dish being tampered with.
In fact, one outraged foodie even referred to the sandwich as ‘dog slop’.
“Take it from La Guardia Civil, folks. Do not buy the dog slop paella from Tesco,” they wrote.
A fourth angrily wrote: “Another British crime against food.”
It seems we Brits aren’t the only ones messing with the iconic dish from Valencia, with a German supermarket also getting involved in the bun fight.
Reacting to the Guardia’s post, a Spanish user shared an image of a paella pizza which featured German on the box. (Yes, it’s as grim as it sounds.)
Whilst it is unclear where the ready meal is from, it looked pretty unappetising with the ingredients hastily assembled on the top and dried-out lemon at the centre.
Maybe people should stay away from reinviting national dishes, just to keep the peace.