THE humble Scotch egg has been expelled from childrens' lunchboxes by a primary school in England.
The oval-shaped snack has bee branded "junk food" by teachers at Cherry Tree Primary School in Colchester.
Teachers have been instructed to sniff out the breadcrumb-covered treat by confiscating them from children who bring them into school until the end of the day.
Peperami sausages have also been banned under the school's "healthy lunch box policy".
Several parents have complained over the intervention and are on a collision course with school staff.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Vikki Laws says her daughter Tori felt "victimised" and accused the school of applying the decision arbitrarily.
"[The Peperami sausage] is her favourite thing and she was told she couldn't eat it – and there were other people around her having cakes provided by the school as part of the dinners," Mrs Laws said.
Scotch eggs are an 18th century concoction – Fortnum & Mason, the London department store, are said to have created the dish.