Batter than anything yet: Chippy offers deep fried festive treats – but each one contains up to 1000 calories!
A chip shop has delighted customers by selling BATTERED Christmas treats – but be warned – each bite-sized snack contains 1000 CALORIES.
Le Codfather in Birmingham has created a deep fried mince pie and yule log, for those itching for a batter snack to eat in front of the Queen’s speech this year.
But you’ll have to ask Santa for a bigger belt, because every deep-fried mince pie contains more than 1000 calories – and each battered Yule log slice an extra 950 – almost as many calories in an ENTIRE roast turkey dinner.
Sam Yafaig, who owns the said: “It’s not quite the lighter option, but I guess over Christmas it’s a time when people can let go a little bit and have something that they enjoy.
“We put the pies and cake in the usual batter that we would use for the fish before it goes in the fryer.
“We fry them for five minutes on each side and then put them in the cabinet to stay warm. Obviously we have to fry them separately as the chips would end up with chocolate all on them.
“They’re proving very popular, and as a festive treat, I think they’re perfect.”
Hannah Crocker, 24, sampled the gut-busting treats.
She said: “I wasn’t really expecting to like them but the mince pie in particular is delicious.
“Having seen how many calories are in them though, I think they might have to be a one off treat.”
Eliott Rhodes, 25, from Birmingham, reckoned he would go back to Le Codfather after sampling a yule log.
Eliott said: “The yule log tasted like a warm chocolate brownie with a crispy outer shell. It was a Christmas delight – the pie wasn’t half bad either.
“I’ll try and get some more to break out with the family after Christmas lunch before the Queen comes on, but if I have too many more I think I’d have to run a marathon every day until the new year.”