Big Fry Fish and Chips will be serving up 99p portions of delicious Norwegian cod and chips on Saturday 17th May to celebrate Norway Day in the UK (whilst stocks last).
The Norwegian Seafood Council is working in partnership with 99 fryers across the UK to offer fish and chip fans the chance to hark back to the golden era of fish and chips and purchase a portion of their favourite takeaway for just 99p. A total of 16 tonnes of cod has been gifted to the 99 shops, including Big Fry Fish and Chips as part of the initiative, allowing nearly 40,000 people nationwide to join this celebration of our favourite dish of cod and chips.
Mark Sullivan Big Fry Fish and Chips comments, “We are so pleased to be taking part in this annual celebration. Fish and chips are a firm favourite in North Camp. I know that our customers will enjoy the delicious Norwegian cod and chips on offer – and they will certainly enjoy the prices too!”
99p fish and chips are being served by chippies in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Norwegian constitution.
Norwegian cod is a popular choice for British chippies due to its firm flesh and flaky texture, its light, delicate flavour, versatility and good quality. Fish and chip lovers can also enjoy this delicious fish supper with a clear conscious as the sustainability of Norwegian cod stocks are carefully managed in order to safe guard the fish for generations to come. This means that Norwegian cod is in plentiful supply, so much so that the vast majority of cod sold by fish and chip shops in the UK is caught in the icy, clear Arctic waters of the Barents Sea off the northern Norwegian coast.
Jack-Robert Møller, UK Director for the NSC, comments: “Norway has provided UK fish and chips shops with delicious cod from the icy Barents Sea for nearly 70 years now. We are so pleased that due to the abundance of sustainable cod in Norway, that we are able to give the gift of this fish to the people of Farnborough in celebration of our historic Norway Day.”
Fish and chip facts [source: www.federationoffishfriers.co.uk]
- Cod is the number one fish choice in the UK, followed by haddock
- There are currently in the region of 10,500 specialist fish and chip shops in the UK
- British consumers eat some 382 million portions of fish and chips every year. That’s six servings for every man, woman and child
- Fish and chips provide a third of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins for a man and nearly half for a woman
- Fish and chips make a balanced, nutritious meal. They are a valuable source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins
For a full list of participating shops, visit www.seafoodfromnorway.co.uk/99p
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