March 24, 2004

A Taste of Scotland

Britain has many indigenous culinary creations. It is the land of fish & chips, shepherds pie, Yorkshire pudding, and tikka masala. Now it has the deep-fried chocolate sandwich. Developed in an Edinburgh hotel, it has spread like wildfire north of the border.

Each sandwich contains over 1,000 calories. It is comprised of two slices of white bread smothered in chocolate sauce, dipped in batter and deep-fried, then covered in sugar and more chocolate sauce. It is served with vanilla ice-cream. Not exactly health food.

It should not be surprising that it come from Scotland. It is the country that gave us the deep-fried Mars bar. Perhaps it is another attempt to associate Scotland with something other than its principle contribution to the palate, chopped up sheep's pluck (heart, liver, lungs) and suet cooked in a sheep's stomach, otherwise known as haggis.

Posted by david at March 24, 2004 10:46 PM | TrackBack

I thought deep-fried candy bars would be an American dish.

Oh, well. I guess we can't make all the contributions to the world's culture. ;)

Posted by: Jan at March 25, 2004 01:41 AM

Forgive me for my southern-ness here...but that sounds like Elvis' dream meal!

Posted by: Laura at March 25, 2004 12:49 PM

So is it any surprise that it was recently revealed that Elvis' roots are Scottish?

Posted by: David at March 25, 2004 02:01 PM