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Fish and Chip Facts…Ten Fascinating Reasons to Eat Fish and Chips!

Don’t you just love fish and chips? They have been a firm British favourite for over 150 years, ever since chips – or ‘pomme frites’ as they were known – arrived in Britain from France in the eighteenth century. One of the first actual fish and chip shops here in the UK was Malin’s, which opened in 1860 in East London; and here’s another fish and chip fact – there are now over 10,500 specialist fish and chip shops in the UK!

Want some more fish and chip facts? Here are ten great reasons why you should eat fish and chips…

FISH & CHIP FACT 1:
They have a third fewer calories than other popular takeaways

FISH & CHIP FACT 2:
One portion of chips contains less fat than a prawn mayonnaise sandwich

FISH & CHIP FACT 3:
You can get a third of your daily vitamin C from a portion of chips

FISH & CHIP FACT 4:
Thick fish and chip shop chips absorb less oil than thin chips, which means that chunky chips are actually healthier

FISH & CHIP FACT 5:
Many famous people enjoy fish and chips including Winston Churchill, Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham

FISH & CHIP FACT 6:
Eighty per cent of people eat fish and chips at least once a year

FISH & CHIP FACT 7:
Fish and chips make a balanced, nutritious meal. They are a valuable source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins

FISH & CHIP FACT 8:
According to a survey in 2004, the aroma of fish and chips is the nation’s tenth favourite smell, just behind perfume

FISH & CHIP FACT 9:
Over 250 million fish and chip meals are sold in the UK each year

FISH & CHIP FACT 10:
One in six of us just cannot resist going to the chippy at least once a week

Now that you have read our fascinating fish and chip facts, there’s no excuse for you to pop down to The Wigmore and enjoy great tasting fish and chips! Come and see us today, we look forward to seeing you.

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