You’re watching your weight?
Then please skip this article, otherwise I can’t guarantee anything…You
really have to wonder whether they mean that seriously: deep-fried, I repeat,
DEEP-FRIED chocolate? That sounds totally weird! But what can I say, I tried
And I am glad to share this experience with you now (just in advance: it would
not surprise me if there were some grease marks even on this page). But let’s
start from the beginning.
The first deep-fried Mars bar was allegedly made in a pub near Aberdeen in
1995. Today, they are sold in a lot of Fish-and-Chips stalls in Edinburgh, too.
Just like the shop in 106A Rose Street, where I want to try my luck. Bravely,
I open the door and enter the small and stuffy room. Inside there is this typical
smell of chip fat and fish but I can’t smell any chocolate. Skeptical
as I am, I ask the seller how many people normally buy a deep-fried Mars bar
on one day. His brief answer: «A lot of people.» I ask further:
«Only tourists or locals as well?» He replies curtly: «A lot
of tourists and a lot of locals, because it is so delicious.» I don’t
know why, but I can’t get the thought out of my mind that he just says
this, so that I will order one at last… But okay, convinced, I buy
a deep-fried Mars bar for £2. After waiting for three minutes I get
a quite unappetizing looking thing in a small plastic box. Let’s
hope it tastes better than it looks! And yes, it does. To be precise, it
is not exquisitely tasty but I have eaten worse things. In fact, the melted
chocolate in the middle is good but the smell and taste of the deep-fried crust
reminds me of chips. That does not fit with a sweet! After eating one half of
the bar I’m fed up with it. Water! I need water! It feels as if I couldn’t
eat more food today or even tomorrow. So if you really want to stuff yourself,
the deep-fried Mars bar will be a good choice.
To sum up: Don’t be afraid of eating a deep-fried Mars bar. It tastes
strange but not disgusting. In addition to that, it would be good if you have
a drink with it. And please remember that a deep-fried Mars bar is not a good
dish for every day! To be honest, I won’t have another one. But tastes
differ, so try it yourself!
by Nina Schirmer