Chippy is frying high

It’s official! Moore’s Chip Shop in Castle Douglas has the “Best Chippy Chips” in Scotland, as voted for by the public in the Choice Chip Awards for Chip Week.

The shop was frying high after being awarded the prestigious title in a competition to celebrate Chip Week 2012, which run from February 20-26 and recognises and rewards the quality chips being served by shops in nine different regions.

Chip fans voted in their thousands in the Choice Chip Awards, with more than 400 chip shops across the country involved and 35,000 votes received at www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk and through voting cards placed in shops. Moore’s topped the league table for fryers in Scotland.

Andrew Moore and his team were over the moon with the award. Andrew said: “It’s unbelievable and I can’t thank our customers enough for voting for us. It really makes me proud to say we’ve got the best chippy chips in Scotland!”

Kate Cox, Chip Week campaign manager for the Potato Council, said: “Chip Week is a celebration of the nation’s love of chips and, as we suspected, people are very passionate about their chips, hence why the Choice Chip Awards have been so incredibly popular.

“This has been a great start to Chip Week 2012, which will see celebrations taking place in shops, pubs, restaurants and retailers across the country. I’m sure that their customers will continue to support them during Chip Week.”