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A pizzeria in Glasgow is serving up a deep fried Mars bar calzone

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Yes, you read that right. A Mars Bar calzone. If you ever feel in need of a boost of national pride, just remind yourself that no one does awe inspiring edible monstrosities quite like us.

Naturally, its in Glasgow. The west coast of Scotland has something of a reputation when it comes to these matters – being home to the recently goggled over munchy box, as well as a litany of other casually brilliant horrors.

But were not sure that any individual constituent part quite compares to the deep fried Mars bar calzone. A 2,000 calorie monster, happily self-prescribed as one of the worlds unhealthiest pizzas.

A few squeamish spectators have euphemistically dubbed it a Glaswegian twist on the Italian classic. Thats grated almonds on top of pizza dough, caramel sauce and a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

Italian restaurant Romans in Glasgow, has a Mars Bar calzone the world's unhealthiest pizza on the menu. See SWSCpizza; A British takeaway has launched one of the world's unhealthiest pizzas - a deep fried MARS BAR calzone containing around 2,000 calories. Described as a ?Glaswegian twist? on the Italian food 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 then cooked in batter and dubbed by locals as the Mars-gherita Pizza. With an estimated 1,973 calories packed into the snack, sold at Roman?s Pizzeria in Merchant City, Glasgow, Glaswegians have been flocking to try it.
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The whole mix is then stuffed with Mars Bar chunks and fried in batter. Locals have since taken the liberty of christening the result, the Mars-gherita Pizza.

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The 1,973 calorie snack has proved a smash hit with punters, since being dreamed up at Romans Pizzeria in Merchant City, Glasgow, with Glaswegians flocking to try the new behemoth.

Inspiration was gleaned from the notorious deep-fried Mars Bar treat invented in 1992 at a Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, chippy – Haven Chip Bar (since renamed The Carron).

Italian restaurant Romans in Glasgow, has a Mars Bar calzone the world's unhealthiest pizza on the menu. See SWSCpizza; A British takeaway has launched one of the world's unhealthiest pizzas - a deep fried MARS BAR calzone containing around 2,000 calories. Described as a ?Glaswegian twist? on the Italian food 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 then cooked in batter and dubbed by locals as the Mars-gherita Pizza. With an estimated 1,973 calories packed into the snack, sold at Roman?s Pizzeria in Merchant City, Glasgow, Glaswegians have been flocking to try it.
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The general manager of the Glaswegian venue responsible, Fraser Walker, said the idea behind the deep fried Mars Bar calzone came from a brief chat 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.

Italian restaurant Romans in Glasgow, has a Mars Bar calzone the world's unhealthiest pizza on the menu. See SWSCpizza; A British takeaway has launched one of the world's unhealthiest pizzas - a deep fried MARS BAR calzone containing around 2,000 calories. Described as a ?Glaswegian twist? on the Italian food 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 then cooked in batter and dubbed by locals as the Mars-gherita Pizza. With an estimated 1,973 calories packed into the snack, sold at Roman?s Pizzeria in Merchant City, Glasgow, Glaswegians have been flocking to try it.
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Weve 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?

Its definitely not a dessert for someone who is on a diet.

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

The £4.50 calzone has already achieved a level of cult fame that transcends the city, with requests popping up from far afield as Germany.

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Head chef, Dawid Radzinski, said: Ive been a chef for 20 years and what weve 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 its really tasty.

It doesnt really matter if you find the whole thing deeply immoral, or the most logical gastronomic creation known to man: theres no denying the sheer spectacle.

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