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Marks & Spencer Is Now Selling Fish And Chip Shop Scraps

Marks & Spencer Is Now Selling Fish And Chip Shop Scraps

Marks & Spencer has started selling pots of scraps to take home and enjoy with your fish and chips.

If that sounds strange to you, perhaps you're unaware of the joy of eating tiny bits of batter while you also scoff down large bits of battered fish with some salt and vinegar soaked chips.

However, it's definitely a strange idea that you might buy those from Marks & Spencer, isn't it?

Anyway, it's fair to say that the move has sparked some confusion and ridicule. Some folks reckon that this is an insult to the hardy northern folk that have loved and kept scraps dear to their hearts for years.

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Others have accused the high street supermarket of 'gentrifying' the humble bag of scraps.

Credit: Well This Is New/Twitter
Credit: Well This Is New/Twitter

Either way, they are being sold in 80g pots and will set you back just £1.05.

That ain't too shabby, when you think about it.

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Also known around the country by names like gribbles, dubs and scrumps - although those people are wrong - they are traditionally just the bits of batter that come off the fish and fall into the fryer while it is being prepared.

In most chippies they will cost you absolutely nothing, but if you want to have them at home, a quid isn't charging the earth for that simple pleasure.

The news was broken on Instagram and Twitter by food account Well This Is New, which is obviously pretty happy about the development.

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Well This Is New wrote: "Chip Shop Scraps! At M&S."

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There was even a drooling emoji to prove how into it the folks behind the account are.

However, not everyone is so keen.

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One person commented: "As a Yorkshire woman I am conflicted. I love scraps and promote their consumption. But they should be free, and wrapped in paper!"

That they should.

Another person joked: "Scraps aren't scraps if you have to pay for them. And the pot should be half full of grease."

A third wrote: "A desperate attempt to appeal to their Northern customers?"

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However, a lot of people can't wait to get stuck in.

One said: "Yep. This is like charging for the crisp bit welded to a cauliflower cheese dish. Actually, I'd pay for that..."

Anyway, regardless of what you make of it - whether they're 'gentrifying' scraps, appealing to northern shoppers, or just trying to make £1.05 a go - the department store has certainly garnered a decent amount of publicity for its new product.

You can't buy this kind of north/south divide argument.

After all, these are not just scraps... they're M&S scraps.

Featured Image Credit: Well This Is New/Twitter

Topics: Food, UK News, Food And Drink

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