Next weekend sees the launch of what could prove to be a major plank in the tripe industry’s fightback against fast food outlets and bakeries that have slowly chipped away at tripe’s preeminance as Lancashire’s ‘snack of choice’.

All through the summer, tripe retailers across the county have been secretly working on new ways of presenting tripe to make it more appealing to the public, and Chorley tripe dresser Colin Arden thinks he’s found the winner.

Tripe Roll

Colin Arden’s Tripe Roll

The Tripe Roll arrives just in time for Lancashire Day, which is the one day in the county’s tripe calendar that is almost as big as World Tripe Day. Bigger than a traditional sausage roll, and without the pastry, the Tripe Roll makes a generous snack for one or could be used as a centrepiece for family gatherings (where legally permitted).

Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said tripe retailers across the county should be building up stocks ready for the big day on Friday 27 November. “The Tripe Roll could revolutionise Lancashire Day and could take on Greggs at their own game,” he said, while launching the new product in a Zoom presentation to retailers yesterday.

All across the county the TMB will be celebrating the historic day by asking Lancastrians to sample a bit of tripe and to take part in its poll to find 2020’s Greatest Lancastrian.  Voting in the contest is always fierce, with previous winners including comedian Mike Harding and former England cricketer David Lloyd.
Sir Norman said: “What better way can there be to celebrate Lancashire Day than by tucking into a nice hot bowl of tripe and onions, the traditional dish that built the county?  If you haven’t tried tripe before, there’s never been a better day to do it!”
Sir Norman confirmed that the date for Lancashire Day 2021 was highlighted in the TMB 2021 Diary, so that tripe-lovers would have adequate notice for next year’s celebrations.