Restaurant Creates Deep Fried Terry's Chocolate Orange After Customer Poll
Hungry? In need of something hot, sweet and overwhelmingly calorific? Adam's Bay restaurant, in Lincolnshire, have created the deep fried Terry's Chocolate Orange - and it's just in time for Christmas.
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.
"After the popularity of the Creme Egg we put a poll to our customers on Facebook asking what they wanted us to deep fry for Christmas, and the chocolate orange came out as an overwhelming favourite.
"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.
"We wanted it to coincide with our Christmas menu which also features deep-fried pigs in blankets - we have gone the 'whole hog' this year."
The deep-fried chocolate orange can be bought for £4 in the takeaway section - or £5.50 as a dessert - and features an entire battered chocolate orange.
Staff at the eatery aren't strangers to the deep-frying game, either - they are known locally for their battered Cadbury's Creme Eggs and mince pies.
What do we reckon? Are we getting on the first bus to Lincolnshire to order one, or is this a case of 'no thanks'?
It seems that it's no longer enough to enjoy food, it can't just taste good, there has to be some added spice, something riding on it - be it money, pride, and more commonly, health.
There now seems to be some fetish about dipping what were previously tasty treats into the deep fat fryer and eating the freakish invention that comes out.
I blame two people to blame for this.
The first is Adam Richman, famous for the global hit that was Man v Food, which followed the larger than life presenter on a tour of his native America, sampling almost every delicacy the country's diners and restaurants had to offer.
Every episode would end with him trying to complete some hideously gluttonous challenge - with an impressive degree of success.
But even Adam couldn't sustain such a calorific lifestyle, and hung up his knife and fork in 2012.
The second is whichever bright spark at Haven Chip Bar, in Scotland, decided it was a great idea to deep fry a Mars bar for the first time, in 1992.
Since then people have gone deep-frying mad; if it's edible, the chances are someone has tried covering it in batter.
And there is now yet another to add to the ever-growing list.
Featured Image Credit: Adam's Bay/Facebook