Celebrations were frying high this weekend, as the winners of the annual Choice Chip Awards were revealed, naming Friday Bridge Fish Bar as ‘Best Chippy Chips’ in Cambridgeshire.
The Choice Chip Awards, run by the Potato Council in recognition of Chip Week 2014, which starts today (17-23 February) reward the tastiest chips being served across the UK.
This year saw over 840 chip shops enter to compete to be named champion across ten regions in the UK, by a record number of 62,983 chip-loving Brits.
Friday Bridge’s loyal customers voted in their masses to batter stiff competition from some of Cambridgeshire’s top chippies, ensuring their perfectly cooked portions were crowned number one.
Caroline Evans at Potato Council, said: “Britain is truly a nation of chip lovers and Chip Week is a fantastic celebration of our great food tradition. It’s no surprise so many voted in the Choice Chip Awards this year – the British public feel very strongly about their local chippy and are prepared to take the trouble to vote to put their favourite on the map.”
“This has been a great start to Chip Week 2014, which will go on to see chip-themed festivities take place in shops, pubs, restaurants and retail outlets across the country.”
For more information regarding Chip Week, as well as chip recipes, chip facts and figures, visit www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk