A Restaurant creates deep fried Mars bar calzone

Friday, October 5, 2018 Food

A Glasgow restaurant has launched one of the world’s unhealthiest pizzas in the form of a deep fried Mars bar calzone containing around 2,000 calories.

Described as a ‘Glaswegian twist’ on the classic Italian dish, it is served with grated almonds on top of the pizza dough, caramel sauce and a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

It is packed with Mars bar chunks and cooked in batter, and has already been dubbed by locals as the Mars-gherita Pizza.

With an estimated 1,973 calories packed into the snack – the equivalent of an adult woman’s recommended daily allowance – customers at Roman’s Pizzeria in Merchant City, Glasgow have been flocking to try it.

 

Trick or treat? A Glasgow restaurant has launched one of the world’s unhealthiest pizzas (pictured) in the form of a deep fried Mars bar calzone containing around 2,000 calories

 

Restaurant manager Fraser Walker at Italian restaurant Romans in Glasgow, tucks into a Mars Bar calzone, beloved to be one of the world’s unhealthiest pizzas

The takeaway is inspired by the notorious deep-fried Mars Bar treat invented in 1992 at a Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, chippy – Haven Chip Bar (now called The Carron).

Roman’s general manager, Fraser Walker, said the idea behind the deep fried Mars Bar calzone came from a simple conversation with the head chef.

The 36-year-old, from Kelvindale, Glasgow, said: ‘Well the shop has been open here for about five and a half months and we wanted to bring out something different.

‘This is because we are known for our Roman-style pizza, and after speaking to the chef about different ideas we came up with that.

 

The preparation process. The takeaway is inspired by the notorious deep-fried Mars Bar treat invented in 1992 at a Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, chippy – Haven Chip Bar

 

The finished product: Described as a ‘Glaswegian twist’ on the classic Italian dish, it is served with grated almonds on top of the pizza dough, caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream

 

The dough being deep fried before almonds are added. Roman’s general manager, Fraser Walker, said the idea behind the deep fried Mars Bar calzone came from a simple conversation with the head chef

‘We’ve seen restaurants adding Nutella in a calzone so we just thought the deep fried mars bar is a Scottish thing. So why not put it in a calzone?

Ingredients

 12′ pizza dough = 120 calories

Two deep fried mars bars = 1,200 calories

Caramel sauce 100g = 300 calories

One tablespoon (12.6g) of sugar = 48 calories

A handful of almonds = 162 calories

One scoop of chocolate ice cream = 143 calories

Total = 1,973 calories

‘It’s definitely not a dessert for someone who is on a diet.

‘I would say people should share it because it’s very sweet unless you have a sweet tooth or are really hungry.’

The calzone has been a hit with punters, with one person even asking a relative to send a pizza to Germany.

Head chef, Dawid Radzinski, said: ‘I’ve been a chef for 20 years and what we’ve done is completely original.

‘When I first made it, we all tried it together and we all loved it. The dessert has been here since Monday and people think it’s really tasty. I think this was a great idea’.