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Carlisle chip shop serves up deep-fried Creme Eggs

First came the battered Mars bar, now a fish and chip shop has put a seasonal twist on this popular treat with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.

Creme egg photo
Fryer Tanya Rogerson with a battered Creme Egg

With Easter just around the corner, The Holme Fryer, in Carlisle, is frying the eggs in batter – and they’re proving egg-stremely popular.

Tanya Rogerson, whose family owns the Denton Street takeaway, said they had already got through three boxes of the eggs in just a week.

“They are very popular,” she said.

Sandra Dalgleish, who also works at the shop, said the idea took its origin from the popular Scottish delicacy the battered Mars Bar.

At 75p, the same price as a battered Mars Bar, the Creme Eggs have been advertised in the shop as a special seasonal offering. Tanya said the eggs were going down well with adults, as well as children.

She said people spotting the sign were interested in trying them to see what they taste like.

Tanya said it only takes a couple of minutes to fry the eggs, which are coated in batter before being placed in the oil. You have to be careful when you cook them and you need to wait for them to cool down before you eat them,” she added.

At 170 calories per Creme Egg without the batter, the eggs are the ultimate Easter treat and were going down well with customers.

Billie-Jean McNeish, of Denton Holme said: “It just tastes like warm chocolate.”

Michael and Kieran Cooke, eight and six, of Denton Holme, said the egg was delicious.

Ashley Pape, 20, of Wigton, said: “I’m not the biggest fan of Creme Eggs but it’s nice when it’s like that. It just tastes like melted chocolate.”

Michael McGlynn, 11, of Carlisle said: “It tastes nice and creamy and crispy.

“It tastes like a chocolate doughnut.”

The Holme Fryer, intends to sell the eggs until this coming Easter weekend but they have said they could sell them for a longer period if they continue to prove popular.

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News and Star hang your heads in shame. Promote healthy eating not this garbage. 1 in 4 Brits are obese!

Posted by Teddy Edward on 15 April 2012 at 16:57

not being funny but why is this even news? they were done in the HF years ago and it wasnt classes as news then, bore

Posted by kp on 12 April 2012 at 20:03

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