Monday, 23 April 2018

Seven is a Jolly Good Time

Whenever a birthday rolls around, Mrs S & I tend to put all usual noshing constraints on hold for a few days. We temporarily set aside any dietary and financial considerations in favour of hoovering up any treats that might happen to pass our way. And that is how, just last week, I came to eat this.

Some will already be very familiar with the concept of the deep fried Mars bar, this however was a new one on me. The deep fried Cadbury's Creme Egg. Despite not having a particularly sweet tooth, I felt I had to give it a go - purely for research purposes, obviously. Very good it was too, though I'm kinda glad that the fish & chip shop responsible for its creation is many miles away, lest I be tempted again.


Egg were a part of the prodigious Canterbury scene, releasing a clutch of LPs between 1970–1974. The band, led by future Hatfield & the North, National Health and Bruford mainstay Dave Stewart (who would go on to have hit records with Barbara Gaskin in the 1980s) grew out of another outfit, Uriel, whose line-up boasted the early talents of one Steve Hillage. This is Egg's first release, a single from 1969, 'Seven is a Jolly Good Time'.

Egg - Seven is a Jolly Good Time


Rickety Rackety said...

Belated birthday greetings, sir! By the look of the Cream Egg, you must have had a swell time. Thanks for bringing us back to Egg, as well.

Rol said...

You're a braver man than me. Crème Eggs feel vaguely fatal on their own, let alone deep-fried.

Unfamiliar with Egg, though I'm constantly amused by the mock version of Ken Bruce's Pop Master that pops up between tracks on the new Saint Etienne album in which the contestant is asked to name three hits in 10 seconds by... Hatfield & the North.

Alyson said...

I know we Scots are blamed for the invention of the deep fried Mars Bar but a Crème Egg - No, that's just wrong. Glad your innards survived the experience!

Brian said...

Both of these eggs sound good to me. The only eggs band I knew before today was Eggs Over Easy.

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