Reisejournalismus Edinburgh: Deep-fried Mars Bar
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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 it.
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!
A self-experiment by Nina Schirmer

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