A deep fried Mars bar is an ordinary Mars bar, a chocolate-covered caramel and nougat candy, fried in a type of batter commonly used for deep-frying fish and sausages. First invented in a small fish and chip shop in the northeast Scottish village of Stonehaven, this infamous super-high calorie fried candy bar has since become a worldwide phenomenon. The story goes that in 1992 two schoolboys dared each other to eat something totally disgusting. In a moment of vile inspiration, one suggested a fried chocolate bar. They went to the nearest chip shop that agreed to aid in the idiocy, and – voilà – a new dish was born.
Since the original recipe, there have been many attempts to figure out the best chocolate bars to deep fry – with Snickers, Twix, Bounty, Milky Way, Creme Egg, Oreos, and many other candies ending up in the fryer. Some interesting recipes even call for tortillas, ice creams, and french fries on the side. No matter which version, fried bars are heavily calorie-laden with extreme levels of sugar and saturated fat. The deep fried Mars bar contains a whopping 1200 calories that fill you up and produce a massive blood sugar spike. There have been controversial reports in the media citing the fried snack to be so unhealthy that eating one could raise your risk of a sudden stoke or even cause death. Mars Incorporated themselves have publicly disowned the deep fried Mars bar and renounced it because of its bad health effects.
If you ever travel to Scotland and are in the mood for a food adventure, visit the Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, the birthplace of the fried Mars bar, for a bite of this outrageous snack. And if you want to dare your friends by inventing some crazy chocolate, our chocolatier program is right here to help you be the meanest, baddest chocolate brat!