A BRIDPORT fish and chip shop has introduced what might be an egg-cellent idea to spread Easter cheer this spring.

Longs Fish and Chips, which has shops in West Street and King Street, has added a battered chocolate treat to their menu. 

It started selling battered Creme Eggs, using the egg-shaped Cadbury’s Easter classic at the beginning of the month. The iconic gooey egg is battered and served for £1.50.

This is not the first time that the chippy has offered different and quirky battered goods in the past - in December last year their Christmas menu gained national media attention for their battered Christmas puddings.

Sue Rattenbury, the manager of Longs, said: “We had done them in the past, a long time ago with battered Mars bars, but during the Covid pandemic we had to take the chocolate bars off the counter to comply with measures and since then no one really ordered them.

“But because of how well our Christmas menu did last year, we thought why not try an Easter version and bring them back again.”

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Since selling the product, Sue said she was ‘quite surprised' at the reaction as the eggs were proving popular.

Describing the taste of the shop’s creation, Sue said: “It’s very gooey, and it’s hard to explain, but because the chocolate is heated up in the process it just tastes more chocolatey too.”

“Everything comes out good battered, especially different sweets.”

Asking whether the shop drew inspiration from the immensely popular Domino’s Creme Egg cookies which have been in the national news and were even brought up in the House of Commons, Sue joked: “Well we had originally done this around four or five years ago so they copied us."

She added: “We’re going to have a go at battering hot crossed buns later- we don’t know how it will come out like, it could be like a big donut.”