Being Scottish, you would be forgiven for thinking I am a fan of deep-fried Mars Bars. But no, deep-fried sweets are a bit of a fallacy – although I do remember a spate in the 80’s where my friends and I would go into the local chippy and see what sweets they were prepared to coat in batter and fry. I think I pushed it too far when I suggested a pack of M&M’s.
But on the recent trip to London, having a look around Camden market, I happened upon this little stall – The Original Crispy Candy Company.
Normally I wouldn’t look twice at a stall like this – but I suddenly noticed the deep fried Oreos. Now I am a Yankophile, which has been explained before, and if they were good enough for Elvis, they would be good enough for me.
Rather than yucky chip shop batter they were coated in a pancake batter. When fried the batter puffed up and they looked like little beignets. The guy coated them with cinnamon sugar and handed me the plate.
Oh wow! They were amazing – the batter was lovely – not greasy at all and then you bit into the Oreos. They were warm, but not overcooked – they guy explained they were chilled before frying so they didn’t alter too much. If you are ever in Camden Market, find this stall it is amazing!! They do regular chocolate bars too, but the Oreo’s are something else!
When I was younger I did try a deep fried ‘Fry’s Chocolate Cream’ – it was like eating warm toothpaste with it’s fondant mint centre – bleugh!! Cakeyboi actually tried hot toothpaste...