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As jubilee fever continues, a fish and chip shop chain has decided to inject a little national pride into its staple dish – much to the horror of others, who don’t feel too tempted by the colourful makeover. Watch a clip of the food being made here:
Many people will probably agree there’s no need to muck about when it comes to fish and chips, its deep-fried simplicity being exactly what we adore.
But one fish and chip shop chain in Wales is giving the British favourite a jubilee-themed makeover, having fried the fish in bright blue batter and served it alongside red chips – topping it all off with what looks like mayonnaise to depict the Union Jack’s white lines.
Posting a video of the unusual creation being made on TikTok, Crisp and Fry wrote: “Jubilee Fish & Chips Anyone?”
Despite receiving more than 19,000 likes on the video, it seems most people are not convinced by the twist on tradition.
"Definitely not," one user replied.
Someone else commented: “Couldn’t pay me enough."
Another said: “What have I just watched?”
A fourth said the clip 'unsettles' them, while a fifth wrote: "Lord, is this the sort of stuff that’s ahead for the next few weeks? If so I might go on holiday."
One other added: "We’re such an odd little island."
While some people might not be on board with the patriotic fish and chips, no doubt they'll be happier to embrace the extra long bank holiday that the Queen's jubilee is bringing them – not least because pubs and bars will be allowed to extend their opening hours for the occasion.
Earlier this year, Home Secretary Priti Patel said the temporary change will provide a much-needed 'boost' to the hospitality industry after a prolonged period of difficulty.
She said: "For 70 years Her Majesty The Queen has served the UK and the Commonwealth with the utmost dignity, steadfastness and resolve.
"The Platinum Jubilee is a truly historic national occasion, which will see families, friends and communities across the country come together to celebrate this unprecedented landmark in a remarkable reign.
"Over the extended Bank Holiday weekend, we will be able to raise a glass to toast Her Majesty's incredible service to our country, while also providing a boost to the hospitality industry after a challenging couple of years."
This means you could sink a few pints before stopping off for some bright blue and red fish and chips on the way home – how very patriotic.