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"F" You Atkins check this out!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Thump, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Deep-fried Mars bar taking Scotland by storm
    PARIS (AFP) - The deep-fried Mars bar, a nutritionist's nightmare that surfaced in Scotland about a decade ago, is now an established part of the Scottish culinary scene, according to a letter published in The Lancet.

    Dipped in batter and then cooked in hot oil, the Mars bar is now on sale in more than a fifth of Scotland's 627 fish-and-chip shops, it says.

    The average sale is 23 bars per shop per week, but some shops say they sell up to 200 a week, it records.

    The deep-fried Mars bar first surfaced in news reports in 1995, reputedly originating in the eastern city of Aberdeen.

    Promoters of Scottish tourism -- aghast at this damage to their efforts to highlight Scotland's history, culture and landscape -- joined with middle-class foodies in deriding the DFMB as media hype.

    But this is untrue, say authors David Morrison and Mark Pettigrew of the Greater Glasgow NHS Board, who contend the snack is "deep and crisp and eaten."

    "Scotland's deep-fried Mars bar is not just an urban myth," they say.

    Health experts have condemned the deep-fried Mars bar as an artery-clogging catastrophe.

    Scotland is already ranked as the country with the highest rate of chronic heart disease in Western Europe, a position that owes itself to cigarettes and alcohol as well as a poor diet and a love of sugary foods.

    Critics should take heart, though.

    The Mediterranean diet is penetrating into Scotland, "albeit in the form of deep-fried pizza," say Morrison and Pettigrew.

    Pizza is one of several items that customers have asked shops to deep-fry, along with bananas, pineapple rings and creme eggs, a highly sweet confectionery.

    The letter is published next Saturday's issue of the British medical weekly.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2004
  2. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    "nutritionist's nightmare", "artery-clogging catastrophe"- that's funny.

    Scotland's culinary preferences are beginning to sound like a redneck county fair midway.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    This from the same country that brought us (haggas) sp?
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I'm not even sure that sounds good. Has anyone ever had a deep-fried twinkie? Something else that doesn't sound too tasty, IMO.

    As long as Grey Goose is considered a carb I'll be unable to follow the Atkin's Diet.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2004
  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Fuck Atkins, Grey Goose is some premium shit. My brother in law and I racked up a $160 bar tab one night from only Grey Goose & pineapple juice.
  6. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Twinkies are mean to be eaten FROZEN, this hot twinky shit needs to be squashed....
  7. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Grey Goose & pineapple juice,
    Grey Goose & pineapple juice,
    Grey Goose & pineapple juice

    Cool. That rolls off the tongue with a nice little rhythm- you could almost dance to it.

    Grey Goose & pineapple juice,
    Grey Goose & pineapple juice,
    Grey Goose & pineapple juice

    Good Lord, I really need to go home.....
  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Me too dude. I think I set the record for rep point swing in a day. :)
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    No shit dude, what the hell did you say?!?
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I've never tried Grey Goose with anything but Cranberry or straight. Other than being the smoothest vodka I've personally ever tasted no matter how much I drink I never get sick or hungover. I give it two thumbs up.
  11. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Too long to get into, PM me if you need to know.
  12. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    I think it has to do with your profile pic, back when you had cleveland up there it was fine, and now chris has just taken you just to hell
  13. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    I'm not sure why they give examples... if it will fit in the fryer.. those MF's will fry it in Scotland... no shit.

    Anyway--- Yeah Haggis... another nutritional nightmare... organs for cholesterol... stuffed with grain for your fat ass... You know it ain't pretty when its not leal to ship the 'good stuff' here because it violates FDA safe consumption guidelines...

    I guess I'll have to drink Scatch with more Scotch again this year on Robbie Burns Day.
  14. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    me too :wink:

    I tried a deep fried Oreo w/ ice cream at a fair earlier this year... it was pretty good... After I was done I think I felt an artery harden.
  15. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    One step closer to being bullet proof. I always say.:tongue2:

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