Nando's Has Brought Out Halloumi Fries In The UK

Look, we all know that fries probably aren't he healthiest thing on the planet, but sometimes they're pretty irresistible. But, if you're a cheese fan (to be honest, who isn't) and you wanted something that is better for you than fries, then it looks like Nando's has got you covered.

Introducing halloumi sticks.

Credit: Nando's
Credit: Nando's

You're probably salivating right now at the sheer thought of fries-styled halloumi bits that you can shove into your gob fast that you can say: "I'll take 10 please!"

The chicken restaurant franchise has release the Halloumi Sticks & Dip to their menu after giving it a wee trial late last year.

Not only is it halloumi and dip but it also comes with a side of chilli jam. Not bad, Nando's, not bad at all.

Nando's said: "The famous squeaky cheese has long been the perfect compliment to Nando's fiery brand of Southern African PERi-PERi chicken, and is now rewarded with its very own starter.

"Consisting of five chunky sticks of halloumi, grilled until golden brown, and served with a pot of Nando's sticky, sweet chilli jam for dipping; addiction levels will be high."

Look, five is probably nowhere near going to satisfy those cheese lovers, but this creation will surely go down a treat.

Nando's has also brought out a Veggie Cataplana which looks pretty damn good too.

Credit: Nando's
Credit: Nando's

If you've cocked your head, thinking 'a veggie cata-what', Nando's explains it: "The dish consists of chargrilled veg, chickpeas and beans, in a fiery rich tomato and coconut sauce. Served on spicy rice and sprinkled with toasted coconut shavings; Nando's refreshing twist on the traditional dish is not one to miss this spring."

Well, now I don't know whether I want the halloumi sticks or the Cataplana.

Both are available from Tuesday 27 February; Halloumi Sticks will be priced at £3.70, and the Veggie Cataplana at £6.45.

The two items were released to a select few restaurants around the UK to test whether the public had an appetite for them (duh - we're talking about halloumi sticks here) and clearly the results were positive.

Just so we're all clear with halloumi though, it is on the fatty side, with around 25g of fat per 100g of the good stuff (and around 17g of saturated fat), according to GoodToKnow, which is a bit.

Despite this, halloumi ranks within the top six healthiest types of cheese available, along with Cottage cheese, Quark, Ricotta, Parmegiano Reggiano and Feta.

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]

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