Deep-Fried, Spam-Filled Doughnuts a Smashing Success

PHOTO: A British eatery is attracting new customers with a surprising filling for its donuts: spam. This image was posted to their Twitter on June 6, 2014.

A U.K. eatery is making headlines with its unique choice of doughnut filling: Spam.

The Lancashire, England-based "chip shop" called Mister Eaters Fish & Chips came up with the sweet and salty creation in homage to the U.S. National Doughnut Day last Friday, even though the event isn't traditionally celebrated in the U.K.

"The idea for the Spam doughnuts just came out of nowhere and I liked how jam sounded with Spam and thought I could give it a try," Mister Eaters owner John Clarkson told the Daily Mail, adding that the wacky snack has "flown off of shelves."

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Eschewing traditional cream fillings, Clarkson splits a ringed doughnut, sandwiches a slice of the canned pork product in between the two halves, then batters and fries it to hold everything together. It has been so popular that Clarkson said he "might start doing a whole range of Spam creations."

Mister Eaters Fish & Chips has previously grabbed headlines with other unlikely concoctions such as the 30,000-calorie, 5-foot-4" Pie-Scraper Burger, which stuffed a series of beef patties with pizza and pies to reach a world record.

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