By Euro Weekly News Media • 06 March 2014 • 16:22
The Chip-Shop Deep-Fried a Giant Ferrero Rocher
A chip shop owner has created a fat-laden treat just in time for Easter.
Chip shop boss John Clarkson, 54, has deep-fried a giant Ferrero Rocher which is ten times the size of the original.
The 11lb sweet treat, which has over 25,000 calories, will go on display at Mister Eater’s Eating Emporium in Preston, Lancashire.
The innovative Mr Clarkson decided to create the deep-fried dessert after a batch of normal-sized Ferrero Rochers dipped in batter proved to be a surprise hit with customers at Christmas.
The mini version generated a lot of buzz, even being talked about on the Alan Titchmarsh show.
Mr Clarkson is renowned for his wacky creations after also making the world’s longest battered sausage. He also raised money for the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer by encouraging women to bring their bras to his shop to be filled with chips.
The chip shop owner’s quirky ideas took off after the shop was visited by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal in 2012 as part of his Channel 4 cooking series Fantastical Food.
Other offerings from the chip shop have included deep-fried mince pies over the festive season. For Valentine’s Day the shop offered their usual eccentric fare, with a deep-fried sausage candelabra, deep fried chilli con carne and steak pudding with gravy.
Mr Clarkson, who has run the take-away for 25 years, said: ‘We have to keep thinking of new things all the time to keep new people coming in. Everyone wants to know what we are going to do next.
Corinne Clarkson, 39, co-owner of the chip shop said: ‘They love it – it draws a bit of a chuckle but some people have tried scraps of the mixture and they have said it’s delicious.’
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