If you love chocolate and deep fried, you’ll love this decadent dessert treat made famous by the Scottish. Discover the joys of a deep fried candy bar.
Who doesn’t enjoy the taste of a delicious candy bar? Unfortunately, candy bars aren’t considered health food, but the Scottish have taken chocolate decadence even further by deep frying their candy bars. When two physicians did a survey of restaurants in Scotland, they found a full 22 percent of restaurants carried deep fried Mars candy bars. The Mars bar seems to be the candy bar of choice to deep fry in Scotland.
Just how decadent is a deep fried candy bar? The caloric content of a deep fried Mars bar stands at 422 which doesn’t even address the issue of the additional fat. People don’t seem to mind the extra calorie and fat content judging by the response to this unique dessert treat. The average Scottish restaurant sells 23 deep fried Mars candy bars per week. One fish and chip shop reportedly sells around 300 deep fried Mars candy bars on a weekly basis. >
Scotland is not an area of the world known for its healthy eating, so it’s not surprising that such an unhealthy food would be embraced by the Scottish citizens. Obesity rates are rising on a yearly basis and deaths from cancer and heart disease are increasing. In addition to deep fried candy bars, Scotland fries a number of other foods including various other candy bars, fruits and even ice cream.
It may be reassuring for the Scottish to know they’re not the only country who offers a deep fried candy bar. A vendor at various fairs and events in the United States offers a Snickers bar dipped into funnel cake batter and deep fried. Customers who purchase this unique chocolate treat describe the taste as simply amazing. He reportedly has a long line to purchase these treats at every site where he offers them. The cost for such an indulgence in 2005 was relatively modest at $3.00. Unfortunately, the cost of that coronary bypass surgery you may need years later may make up for the reasonable price.
So if you love chocolate and all things deep fried, you may have found the perfect combination in the deliciously delightful deep fried candy bar.
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