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You don’t have to go to Scotland to try battered confectionery, London’s most famous fish and chip shop has just added it to their menu and we’re not talking about deep fried Mars Bars. This Christmas, Shoreditch, Soho and Camden-based chippy, Poppies will be serving up a festive treat in the form of deep fried Quality Street and for just £2.50 customers will be able to order a ‘lucky dip’ of five of the jewel-hued sweets.

Lucky dip? Not what you want to hear when Quality Streets are involved. While five deep fried Green Triangles sounds good (we could even get on board with three of the Orange Crèmes and two of the Chocolate Caramel Brownies), imagine having to bite into five deep fried Toffee Pennies. You’d be there until twelfth night and a couple of fillings down. Don’t even get us started on the Purple One.

Which is why were surprised to hear that in light of their new offering Poppies have taken the liberty to rank each Quality Street from most favourite to least. Here goes…

  1. Toffee Finger
  2. The Purple One
  3. Chocolate Caramel Brownie
  4. Strawberry Delight
  5. Toffee Penny
  6. Orange Crème
  7. The Green Triangle
  8. Fudge
  9. Orange Chocolate Crunch
  10. Milk Choc Block
  11. Caramel Swirl
  12. Coconut Eclair

Coconut Éclair in 12th place? We hear you, Poppies but we’re slightly concerned about your first and second place slots. Maybe after deep frying they all taste the same?

Either way, if you’re curious to try the deep fried Quality Street for yourself they are available now, up until 25th December. And for the first time the famous chippy will also be opening on Christmas Day in case you fancy trading turkey for fish and Christmas pud for battered sweets. Pre-orders of the whole selection are also available – if you can stomach it.

Poppies have fish and chip shops in Shoreditch, Camden and Soho. The deep fried Quality Street selection is available from 1st-25th December 2019.


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