Brits' nouveau cuisine: the deep-fried chocolate sandwich


    Brits' nouveau cuisine: the deep-fried chocolate sandwich

    Chocoholics seeking to indulge their passion this Easter will appreciate a British hotel chain's diet-busting deep-fried chocolate sandwich.

    Ramada Jarvis introduced the delicacy last month and now says the calorie-heavy dish has become the fastest-selling dessert on its menu.

    "We were surprised it has become so popular, although it is very tasty," the chain's director of food and beverages, Debbie Walter, said.

    The sandwich is particularly popular in Scotland, the traditional birthplace of the deep-fried Mars bar.

    Mindful that Britain, like other Western countries, faces an increasing problem of obesity, the hotel chain also offers less fattening desserts.

    -- Reuters
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Ted
    Ummmmmm chocolate!

  4. by   Tweety
    Chocolate and fried food at the same time? Woot!
  5. by   suzanne4
    And they didn't even give the recipe............ :uhoh21:

  6. by   dianah
    Quote from (found while searching web for the recipe ):

    Actually, Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating: How to Choose the Best Bread, Cheeses, Olive Oil, Pasta, Chocolate, and Much More (a book I highly recommend, by the way) has a recipe for a grilled chocolate sandwich that is very much like a grilled cheese sandwich. Strangely, I have not tried that recipe out yet. Their recipe for chocolate pudding, however, is to die for. (Although the recipe says it contains 8 servings, take my advice and make it 12 or 16 servings. I couldn't finish a 1/8 serving, and I'm a card-carrying chocaholic.)
    Last edit by dianah on Mar 26, '04
  7. by   fergus51
    And they say Americans eat junk! I love chocolate, but I don't think I want mine deep fried.
  8. by   Whisper
    I suppose it is better than deep fried pizza... Big mistake once in Inverness decided to be moree healthy and rather than getting fish and chips with a deep fried mars bar I thought a pizza sounded slightly better . They threw it into the fryer, grease was dripping out the the bread, it was disgusting!!!

    I think I'll stick to spam fritters
  9. by   prmenrs
    I'll eat chocolate just about any way @ all, but that sounds pretty gross, sorry.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yech....sounds like something elvis would eat....if he were alive today.
  11. by   dianah
    You mean he ISN'T????????
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    In Guatamala some eat a chocolate bar quesadilla for breakfast!
    Not much different than a donut, I guess.

    I went out with nurses once who had deep fried ice cream with cadillac margaritas!
    Chips & salsa too.

    My grandmother from Glascow ate two pounds of chocolates a week and lived to be 94.
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    I made a copy and left it in the 'lounge'. This conversation ensued:

    "It sounds really good, but one thing: WHAT is
    "chocohol," or even "shopahol," for that matter? There
    are no such things! That is just lazy English (and a
    pet peeve of mine). How about "chocolate addict?"

    "And for that matter, what about Daryl Hol, Anthony
    Michael Hol, Kids in the Hol, Hol's Mentho-Lyptus, Carnegie Hol, the long
    hol, hol your horses, and