Friday, June 28, 2013

Deep fried Mars Bar @ Captain Jax, Aberdeen Beach, Scotland

Deep fried Mars bar is a snack loosely connected to Scotland.  Now and then when I have conversations with foodie friends about food from Scotland, deep fried Mars bar would pop up, though Hubby says that there is nothing really Scottish about it except for its birthplace. 

The Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven is the birthplace of the deep fried Mars bar, said to have been invented here in 1995. We visited The Carron as well as Sandy's in Stonehaven, but they were both closed when we visited. After trying our luck in a few other fish and chips shop (and getting lots of "Sorry we don't do them here"), we finally found it at Captain Jax on the Aberdeen beach front. 


Deep fried Mars bar


We were meeting some of our relatives here at the beach, and even they have not tried a deep fried Mars bar before, so we all watched in anticipation as the man behind the counter opened the Mars bar, placed it in the batter and deep fried it.


Aberdeen's No 1 fish and chips shop?


Warm and gooey inside with a crisp batter, it was actually pretty tasty, especially if you are a fan of Mars bars. It was sort of like eating a chocolate molten cake albeit in a different form. :P least I can say now that I've tried a deep fried Mars bar (and so can my relatives ;)).

Woohoo.. finally found a place that does deep fried Mars bar


Warm and gooey within


Captain Jax also does a range of Italian gelatos which look really good. Too bad we've already had some gelato before we stopped by here. A bonus for me is that I got to enjoy my first deep fried Mars bar with a beautiful view of the Aberdeen beach and coast.

Seagulls at Aberdeen beach


How lucky are we.... saw some Scottish pipers at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom for the full Scottish experience :)

Bag pipes in action :)
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18 comments:

  1. ice cream supply by SIMPSONS buckie.. . hahaha!! Eh, i never try fried mars before too... It is super greasy? ;P

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    1. Haha I know, what a coincidence right? Too bad I dont actually own that ice cream company.

      Surprisingly it is not greasy at all.

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  2. i've been a fan of mars bars since i was a teenager, but i gotta admit that the deep-fried mars bars that i've tried here and there haven't really been good for me, for different reasons. but maybe i'd enjoy the one here though! there's definitely still hope :D

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    1. I heard from a friend today that they have it at Swine, have u tried that one?

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    2. Baby sumo: ooh, I don't recall having a mars bar at s.wine. Will go look for it the next time I'm inside ben's independent grocer, thanks :D

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  3. lol seems like the ultimate sinful treat. mars bar deep fried? that's got to clog up the heart :D

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    1. Haha! I wouldn't advise on eating this every week for sure!

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  4. I first tried deep fried Mars at a fish&chips joint during our travels round the Lake District. Think it was a wonderful invention like the fried ice cream in Chinese restaurants.
    Enjoyed that trip very much. We went all the way up stopping in Glasgow,Edinburgh,Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen and back to Manchester.

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  5. Fried Mars bar sounds interesting :D Do you think they have fried Reese's peanut butter cup lol

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  6. OMG I still haven't tried one of these! I'm so glad that you to try one in the country that invented them! :D

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    1. A friend told me that they do deep fried Mars bar in Bondi Beach. I was really happy tht I finally found it, but would have been even better if I tried it at the birthplace - The Carron!

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  7. Had thi sin Auckland. Nice but did not get me jumping up and down with delight. Won;t be cracing for more...

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  8. WOW! I've gotta try this deep fried Mars bars, look so dacadent & very inviting! I think I can eat a dozen , no problem as Mers bar is my FAV! LOL

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  9. I cannot believe you actually had it. ;)
    Always wanted to try it while I studies in Scotland.
    Aww, I miss my bonnie Scotland now.
    And haggis... Ha ha :D

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  10. I also like the coffee ice-cream from captain Jax...and I live somewhere near the beach...

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    1. You live in Aberdeen?? I didn't know that.

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