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Birmingham Chip Shop Selling Battered Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Birmingham Chip Shop Selling Battered Cadbury Creme Eggs

With Easter just a week away, what better way to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ than enjoying a batch of novelty deep-fried food?

Well, that's just what you can do in Birmingham, as one of the city's chippies has had the egg-cellent idea of selling battered Creme Eggs for just £1 each.

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Speaking to local press, Royston Spencer, who owns Major's, said: "Other chip shops have been doing them for a while, so we thought we would give them a go. Everyone who has tried them has loved them."

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But if you don't manage to get your hands on one this year, fear not, as Royston says they will be back next year.

He added: "Yes, every Easter time, just like every Christmas time when we do battered mince pies."

A reporter from Black Country Live went to try out the quirky concoction, and described it as 'heavenly'.

The sweet treat has been launched just in time for Easter. Credit: Black Country Live
The sweet treat has been launched just in time for Easter. Credit: Black Country Live
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They said: "The best way to describe this amazing creation would be a hot, heavenly, crisp, gooey mess that is simply amazing. Definitely £1 well spent!"

Customers, however, seem to be divided on the idea.

Commenting on Major's Facebook page, one person wrote: "So wrong ! Batter is for chips and sausage, not a creme egg."

While another person became very excited said: "Omg I need one of these in my life."

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But of course, Major's isn't the first establishment to venture into the world of deep-fried chocolatey treats.

This bizarre culinary tradition began in 1992 when some bright spark at Haven Chip Bar, in Scotland, decided it was a great idea to dip a Mars bar in batter for the first time.

The battered eggs have divided opinioN among customers. Credit: PA
The battered eggs have divided opinioN among customers. Credit: PA

Since then people have gone deep-frying mad - if it's edible, the chances are someone has tried covering it in batter.

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Just last year, Adam's Bay restaurant in Lincolnshire - which also flogs deep-fried Creme Eggs - launched the battered Terry's Chocolate Orange.

Helena Papadamou, 37, who owns the business with her husband Andrew, told the Gainsborough Standard: "This is a new idea and I don't think anyone has done it before.

"It is quite sickly and to be honest I couldn't finish one myself - it is definitely a sharing job.

"It has been received a bit like Marmite on the comments section, however, I am sure if people are brave enough to give it a go they will enjoy what they get."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Black Country Live

Topics: Food, UK News, Interesting

Dominic Smithers
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