You Can Now Get A Chippy Tea Pizza
Ah, the chippy tea. For those of us raised in the North of England - or anywhere other than the Home Counties, really - it's a way of life.
Friday evenings are for heading down to join the queue at your local chippy and running back before the gravy congeals. It's just the rules.
Well, now there's been a great leap forward in chippy tea innovation. These things happen one in a lifetime, but when they do, they really change the game.
Chippy Tea Pizza.
You heard me.
OK, before we get into it properly, some people are going to be really turned off by that, and it's fine. There's nothing wrong with being a chippy traditionalist. It it's haddock, chips, and peas you want - fine. Nobody is trying to take that away from you.
However, the folk at Crazy Pedro's Pizza Parlour want to diversify your experience, that sometimes means making it into a pizza.
Obviously it's got cheese on it, but as well as that it's got sausages, it's got mushy peas instead of tomato sauce, and it's got chips. All finished off with a decent slather of curry sauce. Bizarre, yes, but bloody delicious.
Here's what they had to say about it: "The idea came from the age-old question when your 'mam' asks if you want to go to the chippy for tea,
"So, we took the best of the old British classic tradition and put it on a pizza!"
If you are excited, or curios to try this bad boy, you can get down to one of their restaurants in Manchester or Liverpool throughout the month of September to pick one up.
You can sometimes get one by the slice if you're not up for making a huge commitment to something that - let's face it - is an anomaly to us all at first. However, if you decide to go the full way, you can buy one for £15 or £10 during their happy hour.
So far, the reviews are largely positive. One Twitter user said: "So I'm trying the 'chippy tea' pizza at @CrazyPedros bloody awesome!!"
So I'm trying the 'chippy tea' pizza at @CrazyPedros bloody awesome!! pic.twitter.com/gClT0XTDNu
- Duke of Preston (@DOPreston) September 6, 2018
Another added: "What's not to love? Chippy tea = good. Pizza = good!"
Now, that is some hard logic to argue with, but anyone who has had a doner kebab pizza might have some words for you on that.
On a personal note, I have tried this delicacy, and whilst it feels unfamiliar and wrong at first, you'll quickly grow to love it.
Be brave, folks. It's worth it.