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That, my friends, is a batter-dipped and deep-fried Cadbury creme egg. Available from a fish and chip shop (know colloquially as a “chippy”) in Deal, next door in Kent. As the news site put it “Walmer Fish & Chips, in The Strand, near Deal, have begun battering Creme Eggs for the very first time to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus.”

A deeply spiritual people.

And don’t miss the sister article: the day the Cadbury Creme Egg Bus visited Kent.

Oh, and I’m sure you’ve heard — Don Rickles is dead. And, in a final insult to you all, nobody had him in the Dead Pool.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 6, 2017, 8:26 pm

Don Rickles, rest in peace, dummy!

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 6, 2017, 8:42 pm

It appears that the little known lost quatrain of Nostradamus has finally come true!

When Albion leaves the embrace of Europa and
the Golden Scalp Weasel ascends the throne of skulls and
the Churlish Rick-Les breathes no more and
Ovoid Confectionaries sizzle and pop – then verily the Christ shall return to the Earth

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 6, 2017, 8:47 pm

I’d be afraid that the batter and oil they deep fry in would give the chocolate egg a fishy taste/smell.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: April 6, 2017, 8:49 pm


I have never been able to manage those Cream Eggs. Just nowhere near the sweet tooth required to get one down. I tried one… and did not finish it.

I am a bit perplexed that you Brits decided to deep fry one before somebody did in Arkansas or Tennessee or Kentucky. In face, I’m betting that it has already happened somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 6, 2017, 9:26 pm

They are awfully sweet, though I certainly would not pass up the opportunity to try a bite of deep fried Cadbury Creme Egg. I wonder if there is a sweetness scale—something similar to the Scoville scale for hot peppers. Let’s see how the GooGoo Cluster rates against a Cadbury Egg.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 6, 2017, 9:31 pm

I’ve never had a Scotch Egg. They look good but a bit complicated to cook.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 6, 2017, 9:36 pm

Whut? They ain’t had these at the State Fair of Texas! (that I knows of)
Cadwho? CadWhut?
We dun Fried Snickers, Fried Beer, Fried Butter (yes, we did), every year it’s a contest to see what weirdass ‘fried’ thing they can come up with this time.
I actually tried the fried thanksgiving dinner, and, meh.

No winner? But Ric Fan mentioned Rickles! Protest! Protest!
The Dick for Ric!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 6, 2017, 9:44 pm

Lessee – Butter, Beer, Bubblegum, Peanut butter banana cheeseburgers, Coke (the commercial product – heh), Bacon (of course), Jelly Belly Jelly Beans….

HAH! Cadbury cream eggs. (so, I was wrong, huh, that makes at least twice now)

Pizza, Kool-aid, French Fry coated Hot Dogs, Pecan Pie, Lattes…

Oh hell, here’s the link

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 6, 2017, 9:46 pm

Cadbury Creme eggs are way too sweet for me, too. That’s just like a sugar syrup or some shit in the middle, isn’t it?

Much as my loyal Tennessee heart would like to take credit for this decadence, I believe it was the Scots who started this silliness off with deep fried Mars bars, some years ago. They were the stuff of legend for a while, until someone found and posted a picture.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 7, 2017, 12:03 am

I’m holding out for battered and deep fried chicharrones, alias pork rinds, alias cracklins.

Has anyone done Brussels sprouts yet? How about asparagus?

Comment from Niña
Time: April 7, 2017, 5:15 am

Some years ago I went to the state fair with some friends, and we tried every deep fried thing they had–cut in four bites. None of us could manage more than a bite, and I suspect I’d feel the same about one of these. They’re pretty rich to begin with, and deep frying them would be too much for this girl. I’d probably enjoy that single bite, however!

RIP, Don Rickles, a funny guy. Not many of those fellas are left.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 7, 2017, 2:28 pm

I couldn’t manage one of those either, but then I’m not a fan of Cadbury; too sweet. I prefer slightly bitter dark chocolate. Lindt makes a chili infused bar that’s right tasty.

@Uncle Al: our local Supermercado makes a burrito that is to die for with chunks of rich carnitas and crispy chicharrones…porcine goodness turned up to 11!

@Ric Fan Scotch eggs are wonderful! Best if home made by someone’s Gran/Mum than a chippy.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 7, 2017, 4:48 pm

The Scotish Eggs –

“Is this an egg which I see before me,
The fried coating touched by my hand?
Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.”

Why have I not had one of these!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 7, 2017, 5:35 pm

zOMG!!1! A carnitas and chicharrones burrito!

I guess making it a chimichanga would be gilding the lily, so to speak. (-:

Comment from Veeshir
Time: April 7, 2017, 6:48 pm

Does it make me a bad American that I haven’t even had so much as a deep-fried Twinkie?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 7, 2017, 7:34 pm

Uncle B bought me a box of Twinkies a few months ago. They were disgusting.

I think you have to be stoned off your nut.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 7, 2017, 9:06 pm

You don’t really have to be stoned off your nut to enjoy Twinkies, although it helps.

Twinkies are pretty good dunked in Drambuie.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: April 7, 2017, 10:35 pm

I just meant deep fried.
I’ll eat a Twinkie but I’m more of a Ring Ding dude.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 8, 2017, 12:51 am

Drakes Devil Dogs.
Hey, I wonder how those would taste deep fried.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: April 8, 2017, 1:24 am

When I was a kid my favorite Drake’s treat were their little coffee cakes.

Damn. Wonder if I can find Moon Pies here in Western WA? Hey, bet Amazon can get them for me!


Comment from dissent555
Time: April 10, 2017, 12:16 pm

“And, in a final insult to you all, nobody had him in the Dead Pool.”

Now that right there, THAT’S funny.

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