The Ambassador’s favourite has been given an unusual makeover and is now being served coated in batter to customers at one chippy.
Corinne and John Clarkson are serving the dish alongside deep friend mince pies and battered Christmas pudding.
Locals who pick up the fried chocolate typically joke “Ambassador, with these Rocher, you’re really oiling us” in a reference to the 1990s Ferrero Rocher advert.
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We all firmly agree that they are a great taste sensation. So wrong – yet so right
The ad shows the hazelnut chocolate being served at an ‘Ambassador’s reception’ with one of the guests saying to the host “Monsieur, with this Rocher you’re really spoiling us”.
Mrs Clarkson, co-owner of Mister Easters Eating Emporium in Preston, Lancashire, said the idea for a deep fried Ferrero Rocher came from a customer.
The call had gone out for new ideas following an unsuccessful attempt at a battered Cornetto.
She said: “There’s not many things that people come up with that we haven’t done. We will chuck anything in and see what it turns out like!
“Both myself and John have tried both and so have all the staff. We all firmly agree that they are a great taste sensation. So wrong – yet so right. The very idea of them puts a smile on your face, imagine what the taste will do.
“It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s dark, we’re in a double dip recession, all things Christmas should be celebrated, food with a sense of humour? It’s a no brainer.”
The couple began making unconventional deep fried food after Heston Blumenthal visited their chip shop last year for Channel 4 cooking show Fantastical Food.
Mr Clarkson said: “Without a doubt we have had more people coming in to try them and chatting about what we are doing – and its thanks down to the inspiration of Heston.
“He was brilliant and loved the shop and was amused by what we were doing obviously because he likes to do whacky things – who knows what’s next on our menu.”
Mr Clarkson added that he often jokes to customers whether they want salt and vinegar on their deep fried mince pies and battered Christmas pudding as a joke.
Ferrero Rocher was first introduced in 1982 and consist of a wafer shell filled with hazelnut cream, a roasted hazelnut and then covered in chocolate and chopped hazlenuts.
The sweets are individually packaged inside a gold wrapper which sits in a brown paper base.