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Danni Scott & Ria Tesia

Chippy's deep-fried Creme Eggs divides fans

The end of the festive season usually means supermarkets start gearing up for other big events in the calender such as Valentine's Day and Easter. Chocolate eggs have already been spotted on supermarket shelves around the country, giving people even more time to enjoy egg-xcellent chocolate treats.

There are different ways to eat a Creme Egg - in one giant bite or by scooping out the fondant - and now a chippy owner has entered the fray with an interesting method. He has decided to stick to the beloved Scottish tradition of deep frying everything, and has deep fried a Creme Egg.

Aldo's Fish & Chip Shop is a Scottish chippy who has got people talking about the battered chocolate egg a full 80 days before Easter. As reported by Mirror, they shared the photo on Facebook with the caption: "It's back, deep fried Creme Egg!

Customers seem to be eager to give these a go, with one commenter saying: "Kinda intrigued, kinda grossed out lol." Another added: "Who has tried these and is it good. I have loved Creme Eggs for 60 years at least."

Deep fried Cadbury's Creme Egg consists of a shell of crispy batter hiding gooey chocolate and a molten fondant (Aldo's - Fish & Chips/Facebook)

This isn't the first time the Ayrshire chip shop has done this, with last year's Creme Eggs being a surprising hit with customers according to their Facebook. On this post the comments were flooded with people tagging their friends to try the snack - although nobody seemed to have actually taken a bite.

One fan said: "Oh no Aldo's you've done it now!!" with a heart emoji. But others were less convinced, with one commenter responding to their friend: "gads no thanks."

Another wrote: "you liked the Mars bar, how about this?!" to which their tagged partner joked: "you're after the life insurance aren't you".

The way to eat a Creme Egg continues to be a subject of avid interest. YouGov, a research data and analytics group which normally conducts surveys about serious topics such as politics and finance, ran a Twitter poll in 2019 asking: 'How do you eat your creme egg?'.

The shop has form and continues to push culinary boundaries. It deep fried Snickers to compare them to the classic deep fried Mars bar, they have deep fried pickled onions and they also take select deep frying requests from customers keen to try something new.

Deep frying odd food is not uncommon in Scotland, with Scottish Youtuber Darren 'Dazza' Dowling creating a whole channel dedicated to the culinary art. He posts a series called Does It Fry, with the latest video deep frying a Five Guys wrap to surprising success.

The Glasgow based star has deep fried some odd food such as a Chinese takeaway, a Big Mac and a pot noodle. Darren told the Scottish Sun: "Scots are known for their love of deep fried food, and I love batter.

"I've deep fried all sorts of things and a lot haven't tasted great. But every so often I will batter something that you would think would come out horrible, but actually tastes amazing."

He also appeared on an episode of Come Dine With Me, where he deep fried a lasagne for his main. The other courses were also deep fried with guest Robert later admitting: "I felt like spitting it out was the only option because it was really salty and it was really chewy."

Chef Gordon Ramsay isn't a fan of deep fried meals. Last year he slammed @Gugafoods on his Ramsay Reacts TikTok series for deep frying a Wagyu tomahawk steak.

He said: "Oh come on, you have got to be kidding me. You never ever deep fry a tomahawk steak!" and called it a "crime against Wagyu."

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