This Deep-Fried Cadbury Creme Egg Looks Amazing (Photo)

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By Cooking Panda

Spring is in the air, and that means Easter candy is beginning to line the shelves. Whether this is your favorite season or not, the iconic Cadbury Creme Eggs are surely calling your name.

Aside from Peeps, there may be no other candy that represents this season more than the Cadbury Egg, and the U.K. brand has been experimenting plenty this year with new ideas. Remember the Oreo version? The newest trend for “best way to eat a Cadbury Creme Egg” is deep-fried, thanks to Simpson’s Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, England.

According to Cosmopolitan, Simpson’s will be serving up the deep-fried version of the egg until April 17, and they’ll be donating some of the proceeds to The British Hen Welfare Trust.

Take a look at this beauty:

This isn’t Simpson’s first year offering the deep-fried Cadbury Creme Egg, and I feel safe to guess it probably won’t be the last, either … since it’s obviously much loved by fans. The chips shop offered up the treat last year, and felt that last year’s success meant this year was a must-do.

“Following on from the success of last year, we thought why not do it again and help raise money for another worthy cause,” said James Ritchie, Simpson’s co-founder, according to Metro News.

That great cause is a program responsible for rehoming over half a million hens, and promoting British free-range farmers. Honestly, it’s a cause that deserves a lot more attention and some major props.

Having said all of that … just how do they achieve this fried chocolate egg perfection?

“Putting our own twist on the classic Creme Egg was great fun and we learnt last year that timing is key — frying the batter so it’s deliciously crispy and lightly warming the egg but ensuring it stays firm,” says Ritchie. 

If you don’t live anywhere near the lucky town of Cheltenham, you might try and take on this task at home. Create your own perfect frying recipe and go crazy. I know I will!

For those of you who can make it out to England, enjoy an extra one for me!

Sources: Cosmopolitan, Metro News / Photo Credit: Simpson's Fish & Chips via Metro News (2)

Tags: Cadbury Creme Egg, Easter Candy, England, Simpson's Fish & Chips
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Mail Fail: Someone Went About Mailing A Cake Very Wrong (Photo)

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Cake and frosting ended up all over the side of a post box in a suburb in Bristol, England, and it’s really unclear how that came to be (photo below).

Did someone carrying a heavy cake lose all leg function and crash into the post box? Did someone go on a drunken rampage of smearing food onto objects meant for public use? Or was someone genuinely trying to mail an unboxed cake to a dear friend?

The Bristol Post reported the “cakey catastrophe” in mid-November, but any evidence about the dessert smasher has yet to be revealed. It’s also unclear how the mess affected people trying to send mail, but it’s fair to assume that at least one person was deterred from dropping a love letter in the frosted box.

Whatever happened, it’s a shameful waste of a perfectly good Victoria sponge cake and frosting. 

If you find yourself wanting to send a cake to someone this holiday season, avoid temptation to squash it directly into a mailbox. These instructions detail precisely how to pack desserts and other delightful treats for post.

Source: Bristol Post / Photo Credit: Joel Kramer/Flickr

Tags: cake, England, fail, mail, mess
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Teen Surprised by McDonald’s Employee’s Response When She Tries To Buy Homeless Person Food

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When a teenager tried to buy food at a McDonald’s to feed a homeless man, staff members allegedly told her they could not sell her the food due to their policy.

Charlotte Farrow, 19, found out about the restaurant’s alleged “do not serve homeless people” policy after she tried to buy breakfast for an elderly homeless man at a McDonald’s on Oxford Road in Manchester on May 14.

“We queued up and the homeless guy tried to get some money out before I told him I was paying,” Farrow told Manchester Evening News. “Then the supervisor said, ‘we don’t serve homeless people.’ He said the business manager told them they weren’t allowed to serve homeless people. They said it was a new policy.”

Farrow — a former McDonald’s worker herself — is currently without a home and living with her boyfriend.

“It was his attitude towards the guy — we were both customers so there shouldn’t be any difference,” she said. “I think it’s absolutely awful and completely immoral. We’re all human beings. I wouldn’t expect to be treated like that. If they’re refusing to serve homeless people, it’s extremely judgmental.”

The two were eventually given a meal from the restaurant.

A spokesman from McDonald’s claimed the two were not refused meals, and that CCTV footage shows both her and man being served.

“Both the customer and the gentleman she was buying food for were served,” the spokesman said. “It is not a McDonald’s policy to refuse to serve homeless people and all staff have been reminded of this.”

Source: MirrorManchester Evening News

Photo Credit: Google Maps via Manchester Evening News

Tags: England, fast food, Homeless People, Homelessness, mcdonald's restaurant
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