Edinburgh Dungeon launches ‘human meat’ sausages

The Edinburgh Dungeon has launched ‘Sawney Bean’s Finger Bites’ – sausages inspired by the taste of human flesh.

They were devised by the tourist attraction’s project director Emma Thompson with the help of Edinburgh butchers Crombie.

She told The Sun newspaper: “It is as close as you can get to knowing what human flesh tastes like without actually eating somebody.”

Sawney Bean is a legendary figure from Scottish folklore who was said to have indulged in cannibalism. The myth features in a scene at the Dungeon.

The sausages are made from pork and rhubarb, and were described by Sun columnist and Blur bass player Alex James as having “authentic amounts of gristle and an alarming crunchiness.”