A Chippy In Northern Ireland Is Selling Deep Fried Jaffa Cakes
In among all of the horrible news today, it would be nice to have some positive news, wouldn't it?
OK, so depending on your outlook that either makes you incredibly unhappy or deeply uneasy, but you've got to admit, you'd be curious to try one, wouldn't you?
According to those who've been brave enough to try one, the whole sponge, chocolate and orange filling melts down once covered in batter and exposed to extreme heat, leaving the inside nice and gooey but the outside crunchy as a result of the frying.
Let's hope they don't use the same oil as they use for the fishcakes.
If you want to sample one of these treats, you'll have to head across the Irish Sea and visit an inventively named establishment called The Chippy on Railway Street in Antrim.
As it happens, they were giving the deep fried Jaffa Cakes away as a free extra with every order this weekend in order to gauge the public's opinion on them.
It seems as if - despite some healthy scepticism - they've actually been pretty well received.
A spokesperson for The Chippy told local website Belfast Live: "They are going down quite well. Some people were a bit sceptical about trying them but once they ate they quite enjoyed it.
"People have already been giving me ideas of what they would like to see at Halloween and Christmas!
"We do these wee random treats, not necessarily to sell them but to see what people think. It's definitely got people talking and they are debating whether to try them or not."
They're right about one thing. They have definitely got people talking.
One person commented saying that they're actually not the first to attempt this feat. He said: "Yes yes yes, I love Jaffa Cakes and a few years ago after we closed our chippy for the evening I decided to batter my Jaffa's and OMG.
"My other half thought I was mad..."
Another simply offered: "I don't know how to feel."
Well, you won't if you don't try them.
A third person offered: "The Holy Grail".
Well, whatever you make of them, you've got to admit, it sounds interesting.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/The Chippy