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Edinburgh - toxic but tasty


Little_Korean

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Edinburgh named takeaway capital of Scotland as poll singles out ‘toxic cities’

EDINBURGH may be Scotland’s capital city, but it has also emerged as the country’s undisputed fast-food takeaway capital.

A new survey has identified Edinburgh as the third most “toxic city” where the population is bombarded the most by the sights, smells and lure of high calorie treats which encourage overindulgence.

There is an astonishing one takeaway for every 725 people and that puts even Glasgow in the shade, as it can only boast one outlet for every 923 people. Only Manchester and Bristol come off worse.
As someone who's lived a few years in Auld Reekie, I can attest to the city's forbidden lure of high-fat take-out goods.

The latest study, which list the top 20 “toxic cities” in the UK, whose high streets are fraught with danger for those battling to control their weight, has been compiled to highlight new research from Weight Watchers which shows just how much our surroundings are fuelling the obesity crisis.
If Edinburgh is Scotland's 'winner,' what would be the UK's top 1 in general?

Was also wondering if there would be an Irish equivalent?
 

b.a. baracus

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Glasgow is not exactly a lettuce lovers paradise either.
 

harshreality

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My goodness, one takeaway for every 725 people.

I love it and I hate it at the same time:cry::lol:!

Wonder what the health stats would be like.
 

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Kevin Doyle

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Its like anywhere else really in that you don't have to eat out of a take away if you don't want, plenty of great restaurants in Eduinburgh as well. Deep battered mars bars takes the biscuit though..
 

sondagefaux

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First time I asked for a cheese-burger in Scotland, I was given a bun with a battered, deep-fried burger, with melted cheese between the burger and the batter.
 

theloner

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Battered and deep fried pizza and chips was my favourite when a Student in Edinburgh.
That's grim, couldn't be good for the old ticker. Here is the battered Mars Bar in all its glory.

 

meriwether

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Battered and deep fried pizza and chips was my favourite when a Student in Edinburgh.
Deep fried creme eggs is another.

The scots tend to balance their bad habits out though - the heroin helps keep the weight from the deep fried mars bars down.

Edinburgh is a quality town however - I strongly recommend the rugby weekend this February.
 

Kevin Doyle

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Stovies, Haggis toasted Sandwiches, deep fried mince pies, Arbroath Smokies, smoked sausage, square sausage bacon and egg butty, neeps and tatties......ah the memories
 

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SEAMAI

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It's quite appropriate then that the demonym for good denizens of that city on the Firth of Forth is an "Edinburger". I spent a lot of time the '90's, didn't have too many take aways but I do remember if you weren't careful they'd drown your fish supper in brown gloop that's like brown sauce diluted down with vinegar. Never had the old deep fried Mars Bar but I did have a deep fried Bounty as a desert served with ice cream and very good it was too.
 
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