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Behold: the world’s spiciest portion of fish & chips

Customers asked to sign waiver before sinking teeth into scorching supper

The UK’s best fish and chip shop, Millers Fish & Chips, are set to terrify taste buds next week (22 January) as they unleash the spiciest portion of fish and chips the world has ever seen. The Yorkshire-based chipper, named Best Fish & Chip Shop in the UK at the 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards, developed the delicious yet bonkers batter in December last year, perfecting both its taste and potency by trying it out on their kitchen team and loyal customers.

The fish is coated in a specially made spice mix complete with Seabrook Crisps ‘Fire Eaters’, the hottest crisps available for sale in the UK. Launched late last year, Fire Eaters left many online reviewers unable to finish a full packet. Millers owner Nick and his dad / co-owner David didn’t stop there though with Fire Eaters making up a tenth of the spice. The boys will be asking customers to sign a waiver before sampling the scorching hot supper, just two days before the 2019 winner is crowned on January 24.

The batter contains ten eye-wateringly spicy ingredients:

  • Seabrook Fire Eaters Scorchin’ Hot Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Crisps
  • Hot Chilli Powder
  • Dried Red Birds Eye Chillies
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Hot Paprika
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Chipotle Chilli Flakes
  • Ancho Chilli Flakes
  • Buffalo Hot Sauce

Nick Miller, joint owner of Miller’s Fish & Chips said: “As well as serving the official best fish & chips in the UK, it’s important to offer something a bit different now and again. When we saw the reaction to the Fire Eaters crisps online, we thought it could be interesting to see how they would translate into a batter mix.

“What we’ve ended up with is a battered fillet which tastes incredible but is ridiculously spicy, and I’m slightly scared to see what happens when we put it on the menu this weekend. We’ve already tried it out with a few customers who said they were lovers of spicy food and they were blown away by the heat. Those who order will have to sign a piece of paper to say they don’t hold us responsible for what might happen when they take a bite. Good luck to anyone who wants to try it out!”

Those brave enough to sample the Fire Eaters fish & chips should make their way to Millers Fish & Chips, 55 The Village, Haxby, York, on 22 January 2019 to test the limits of their taste buds.

Marcus Coleman, CEO of Seafish who run the National Fish and Chip Awards, said: “Nick, David and the team at Millers are always challenging the norm when it comes to delicious fish and chips. Since they were crowned the UK’s best fish and chip shop in 2018, they’ve helped to break the mould of what people expect when they walk through the door of their Haxby based fish and chip shop. What a great way to hand over the baton to the 2019 Fish and Chip Shop of the Year!”

The winner of the 2019 Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st anniversary ceremony in London on 24 January 2019. A full list of this year’s top 10 shops up for the award are available at:

For further information visit: or follow @fishisthedish #FishnChipAwards.

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