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Cold chips


Macscouse
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This afternoon, whilst out in the car, we stopped in a small Highland town, and seeing a chipshop, decided we fancied a takeaway. I always ask for a chip before they are wrapped up, as I hate cold chips. The chipshop owner wasn't very happy when I said that the chips were too cool to be enjoyed. He did cook some more, but it got me to wondering, was he breaking the law by selling cool chips?

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morddwyd

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I suppose, technically he was supplying goods "not of the quality demanded" as any reasonable person would expect chips to be hot.

Doubt if you'd find much interest at Trading Standards though!

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Jock1e

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If you see a queue at a chip shop join the queue.If you don't see a queue give it a miss.

Most folk will always go to the best chip shop which is not always the nearest.

I like the odd McDonalds meal and they have a bad habit of boxing the chips beforehand and leaving them on the hot tray so by the time you get them they are usually a bit cool.

I have never complained yet but they don't call me Victor for nothing.

You were quite right to complain but I suppose the new fried chips were the to hot for you to enjoy.

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"was he breaking the law by selling cool chips?"

Let's put it another way. In the unlikely event of a case coming to court you might claim that there was a reasonable expectation that fried chips would be hot at the point of sale. If they are not, you might argue that you are entitled to ask for a refund, or for the cool chips to be replaced with hot ones. One of the problems of course, is that different people might have different ideas about how hot a chip must be before it is enjoyable.

If I was on the bench that day I would probably rule in your favour and award you a full refund and costs. I might also express surprise that such a minor incident had made it to court.

It's all hypothetical because things like this are resolved at the time - as was the case with you. Customers either ask for hot chips, or they find out about the cool chips later and never go back. A shop that habitually sold cool chips would soon be out of business. Maybe you were just unlucky.

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proudfoot

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Quote "If you see a queue at a chip shop join the queue.If you don't see a queue give it a miss.

Most folk will always go to the best chip shop which is not always the nearest"

I always use that principle when using a restaurant, if it looks busy it probably is a good restaurant.

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wiz-king

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Like you I like chips hot - if I can pick one up the it's already too cool to allow for a couple of minutes walk to the bench on the pier. (I only have 'shop' chips when I go the seaside.)

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I sometimes spend long weekends in a small town on the Suffolk coast. There's a fish and chip shop in the high street that regularly has a queue of twenty or so people stretching along the pavement. It's no fun in the rain or cold.

Last time I queued for twenty minutes and was rewarded with soggy, undercooked chips. I didn't realise until I got back to our rented cottage. I shall mention it, next time we're there.

All that glisters is not gold.

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Terry Brown

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I don't eat chips that often, however when I do; I go to my local chippie, who always does a nice job of cooking them, however I get a bit niggles by the tiny burnt bits tha always seem to be at the bottom.

When I am travelling to a different area and it is time for something to eat,, if there is a choice, I look at how many people are in the shop (Cafe) and go into the one that has the most customers, and I'm usually right.

Terry

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onthelimit1

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My local chippy is in a relatively small village. As you walk through the door the owner (one man band) asks for your order. It is then cooked. Means a 5 min wait, but well worth it - piping hot chips and crisp batter. Yumm!

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D@ve

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It frustrates me when on the occasion that I go to Greggs I sometimes get given a cold pasty. Now I ask beforehand too. I feel they should have the facilities to keep the food at least warm before it is sold.

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morddwyd

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"asks for your order. It is then cooked. Means a 5 min wait, but well worth it "

Can a good chunk of cod be cooked, or chips blanched and cooked, in five minutes?

Out chippie does the same, but the wait is nearer 15/20 minutes.

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