Marks & Spencer are selling chip shop scraps for £1.05

Not just any chip shop scraps! Shoppers joke M&S have ‘insulted Northerners’ by launching its own fried batter for £1.05

  • Marks & Spencer are selling 80g tubs of chip shop scraps for £1.05 across UK
  • New product is made from ‘ light and crispy batter’ and needs to be cooked
  • Shoppers joked it was an ‘insult to northerners’ while others love the look of the nostalgic treat 

Many Brits will have fond memories of asking for a bag of scraps during a weekly fish and chip shop visit as child. 

And now shoppers can get an upmarket version of the chip shop treat as Marks & Spencer are selling 80g tubs of scraps for £1.05 across the UK. 

While many have expressed joy as the chance to grab a snack conveniently, others  have joked the grocer is ‘gentrifying scraps’ and have ‘insulted northerners’.

Marks & Spencer are selling tubs of scraps for £1.05. While many have expressed joy as the chance to grab a snack conveniently, others have joked the grocer is ‘gentrifying scraps’

Scraps – also known as scrumps,  bits, gribbles or dubs – refer to the bits of batter that fall of fish when being being fried.

Most fish and chip shops offer them for free, while they are sometimes used as a topper for an extra crunch on chips.

Taking to Twitter and Instagram, food account Well This Is New shared their excitement at the new product.  

‘Chip Shop Scraps! At M&S,’ they wrote, followed by a drooling emoji.

But the post got a mixed response from foodies, with some joking it was criminal to charge so much.

‘As a Yorkshirewoman I am conflicted. I love scraps and promote their consumption. But they should be free, and wrapped in paper!’ wrote one. 

Scraps – also known as scrumps, bits, gribbles or dubs – refer to the bits of batter that fall of fish when being being fried. Most fish and chip shops offer them for free, while they are sometimes used as a topper for an extra crunch on chips.

‘Scraps aren’t scraps if you have to pay for them. And the pot should be half full of grease,’ joked another. 

‘A desperate attempt to appeal to their Northern customers?’ wrote another.

Writer Natasha Wynarczyk also spotted the snack, and joked ‘I can’t believe they’ve gentrified scraps’.

Taking to Twitter and Instagram, food account Well This Is New s hared their excitement at the new product. But the post got a mixed response from foodies, with some joking it was criminal to charge so much

‘When I’m prime minister I promise to make this a crime punishable by death,’ said one Twitter users. 

‘Yep. This is like charging for the crisp bit welded to a cauliflower cheese dish. Actually, I’d pay for that…’ wrote one. 

‘Not just any scraps!’ joked another, referring to M&S’s famous ad campaign. 

It’s not the first time charging for scraps have caused controversy.

In 2007, upmarket restaurants Battered in Leeds came under fire for charging £2 for a plate of scraps.

Head chef Robert Charnley offered three options on the battered leftovers, the could be zested and juiced with lemon, sprinkled with chilli flakes or mixed with rock pepper or nutmeg.

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