Fish and chip shops to sell BATTERED giant pigs in blankets this Christmas

Fish and chip shops to sell BATTERED giant pigs in blankets to offer customers a Christmas treat in hard times

  • Theo and Antoni Tsiolas are offering the treat at their Nottingham chip shops
  • The giant pigs in blankets are five feet long and are being sold for £3.95
  • Customers can add on chips, Yorkshire puddings, doner meat and gravy 

Fish and chip shops are selling battered giant pigs in blankets this year to offer their customers a Christmas treat in hard times. 

Brothers Theo and Antoni Tsiolas, who run the Jolly Fryer and Bestwood Fisheries in Nottingham, see the offering as a way to thank customers for their loyalty after energy costs meant they had to increase prices. 

The five-foot long battered pigs in blankets are being sold for £3.95 each.

Customers can also choose a ‘Monster Box’ for £9.99, which comes with chips, Yorkshire puddings and doner meat and is smothered in gravy. 

Theo praised the unusual festive treat, saying: ‘It’s a genuine taste sensation’.

Fish and chip shops are selling battered giant pigs in blankets this year to offer customer a Christmas treat in hard times

Fish and chip shops are selling battered giant pigs in blankets this year to offer customer a Christmas treat in hard times

Brothers Theo and Antoni Tsiolas, who run the Jolly Fryer and Bestwood Fisheries in Nottingham see the offering as a way to thank customers for their loyalty after energy costs meant they had to put their prices up

Brothers Theo and Antoni Tsiolas, who run the Jolly Fryer and Bestwood Fisheries in Nottingham see the offering as a way to thank customers for their loyalty after energy costs meant they had to put their prices up

The 12-inch bacon-wrapped sausages are coated in a crispy batter and also come in half the size for £3.20.  

Antoni said: ‘It’s become tradition. People have been asking for them for over two months so they’re looking forward to them. 

‘At the end of the day we do them to bring a little bit of happiness and joy to our customers, who I can honestly say are brilliant and very understanding when prices have gone up. 

‘We know it’s hard for the consumer as well so the best thing we can do is give them plenty of food so it’s at least value for money.’ 

The Tsiolas brothers have put a new twist on the traditional Christmas dinner side dish (file image)

The Tsiolas brothers have put a new twist on the traditional Christmas dinner side dish (file image)

And if you don’t leave near Nottingham – not to worry! You can buy eight mini battered pigs in blankets from Iceland. 

The giant pigs in blankets are not the only strange festive food coming to restaurants and supermarkets this year. 

Five Guys has divided opinions with its Pigs in Blankets milkshake for £5.45, while Nonna Said in Glasgow is offering a Christmas Dinner pizza, topped with pigs in blankets, turkey, parsnips and gravy.  

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