Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Scotland: Must not advertise incorrect food

Council wants the Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, to take its banner down as part of a plan to 'improve the look' of Stonehaven

A chip shop has been asked to remove a banner hailing it as the home of the deep-fried Mars bar.

The Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, advertises itself as the "birthplace of the world famous deep-fried Mars bar" with a large sign on the side of the shop.

Owners say it attracts thousands of tourists from around the world to try it every year but the local council wants the banner to come down as part of a plan to "improve the look" of Stonehaven.

The deep-fried Mars bar has become synonymous with the negative stereotype of the unhealthy Scottish diet and is often mockingly referred to as one of the country's other national dishes, after haggis.

The Carron owner Lorraine Watson said she was happy to put a disclaimer on the main menu but she is refusing to remove the banner.



Anonymous said...

a plan to 'improve the look'
Is some group of busybodies idea of improvement.

Anonymous said...

Mars said it was "against its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles".

A non-fried Mars Bar is healthy?

Also, I thought the Mars Bar was discontinued, is it still being made in the UK?

Bird of Paradise said...

Too many twats with their long probing snouts and sticking them into other peoples lives Liberals are such a bunch of whiners

Anonymous said...

The US & Canadian Mars bar is different than the rest of the world's which is similar to the American Milky Way. The US version was discontinued in 2002 and reintroduced in 2010 for a limited run for Walmart. I believe the American version is gone now.


Alpha Skua said...

Liberals have shurnken brains