Rowies have been around long before many us were even born, and if you’ve never eaten one, you shouldn’t consider yourself to be from the north east. Fact.
Whether we eat them regularly, or see them as occasional treats, as one of the north-east’s native delicacies, we ought to be clued up on everything there is to know about Aberdeen’s famous rowies.
And to build your knowledge, here are 17 facts for your reference – don’t forget to bookmark, they might come in handy at future pub quiz.
1) Rowies are fatty. Really fatty.
2)They are available worldwide
3) They last much longer than bread does
4) They make fantastic wedding cakes
An Aberdeenshire couple love the treats so much that they even had a buttery wedding cake made for their big day.
5) Toppings must be spread on the flat side of the roll
6) Rowies and butteries are the same thing
Rowie is the word used in Aberdeen and buttery is the word used in Aberdeenshire.
7) Terry Wogan doesn’t like them
8) But according to Facebook, he’s outnumbered
9) They do their bit for charity
11) Rowies can make anyone from the north-east feel right at home
12) They have their own T-shirt
Die-hard rowie fans, rejoice – and get these on the Christmas list immediately.
13) Someone once tried to kill them off
14) Rowie is a recognised word across Britain
It was added to Collins English Dictionary in 2012.
15) There’s even a curry flavoured rowie
16) There isn’t actually butter in butteries, it’s lard.
17) They inspired a phone case
An Aberdeen designer loved the treat he based a mobile phone case on one.