Scottish deep fried Mars bar chipper asked to remove banner sign by council 7 years ago

Scottish deep fried Mars bar chipper asked to remove banner sign by council

The home of the deep fried Mars bar has encountered some difficulties in their advertising of the world famous snack.

The local council are on a mission to clean up the local area and they have set their sights on the famous chipper's banner as the first thing to go.


The Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, has a large sign at the side of the chipper, advertising itself as the "birthplace of the world famous deep-fried Mars bar".


The local council of Stonehaven are obviously not as big fans of the sign as the owners as they want it to come down, however, owners say the sign is part of the attraction to the world famous chipper and it needs to remain up.

One of the owners, Mrs Watson, told BBC Scotland: “Thousands and thousands of tourists come from all over the world to purchase the deep-fried Mars bar from the birthplace.


“They stand outside under the banner with their Mars bar, smiling from ear to ear, then go home and let all their friends and family see it.

“We have no idea why the council would want this banner taken down, bearing in mind it takes thousands of visitors to the town.”

This is not the first time the snack has caused controversy with the brand Mars writing to the chipper in 2012 looking for a disclaimer to distance themselves from the high-calorie snack.

Aberdeenshire Council have said they are willing to discuss the removal of the banner with the chipper's owners and hope to reach an amicable resolution to suit all involved.


Lets hope this isn't the end of the white plastic sign advertising the indulgent treat; it has such a special place in our hearts.

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