Pizza toppings, like almost anything, divide people.
To some, Margherita pizza is simplistic perfection, to others, it is the mundane choice of a tedious human. At the other end of the scale, some people love nothing more than a juicy bit of pineapple on their pizza, while others think putting fruit on pizza is like putting a hat on indoors (stupid and wrong).
The nocturnal mammal, which is native to Africa, is said to available as a topping at Indian Accent in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, and is being sold for between £6.50 and £11.50 - depending on how much you want.
Aardvark pizza anyone? Credit: SWNS
Head chef Anser Anton, 43, said yesterday (Wednesday) he 'wanted to bring unique flavours to the people', however, later that same day East Ayrshire Council said it was investigating the restaurant.
A woman wearing a white coat and a hair net was spotted in the diner at around 3pm and a customer said the woman told staff she was an inspector. The eagle-eared customer (do eagles have good ears?) also claims to have overheard staff denying that there was actually any aardvark in the pizza.
The council says it is investigating the restaurant, which claims to sell has 'aardvark pizza'. Credit: SWNS
The customer said: ''It was really bizarre.
''A woman in a white coat and a hair net said she was an inspector and wanted more information on the aardvark pizza.
''She said she needed to know where it was from and if they had documentation.
''The staff member was saying it was only called an aardvark pizza, there wasn't actually aardvark in it.
''He said it was just spicy mince, chicken and lamb.''
A customer claims to have overheard staff telling an inspector the pizza didn't actually contain any aardvark. Credit: SWNS
What a plot twist.
It's tough to decipher what is more shocking really: a restaurant in Scotland selling aardvark pizza, or a restaurant in Scotland trying to pass off a spicy mince, chicken and lamb pizza as an aardvark pizza?
Presumably either way the restaurant is falling foul of legislation, and East Ayrshire Council has confirmed it will be investigating to get to the bottom of the matter.
A spokesman said: "Officers will be fully investigating this matter to ensure that the restaurant owner is complying with all relevant legislation."
Aard luck guys.
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