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Peas Are Good!

Oh Hap-Pea Day …. 

We have had many celebrations for fish and chips and again in 2018 one of the nation’s favourite sides is to have its day! 

We are talking about celebrating the humble yet might mushy pea.  The perfect side the nations favourite comfort food fish and chips and loved by millions. 

Harbour Lights in Falmouth are championing the cause of the mushy pea and have rolled out the second International Mushy Pea Day to ensure it gets the lime light it deserves. 

And it’s today Friday November 9th 2018. 

Is the mushy pea truly international?  It certainly is.  We have friends throughout the world who serve up this legend to hungry guests in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan to name a few. 

International Mushy Pea Day gives us all a platform to speak with our restaurants and takeaways guests about how moreish they are as well as shouting about how darn good there are for you too.  Packed full of protein with essential nutrients including iron, zinc, potassium and fibre.  Rich in vitamins and low in calories there are almost a super food! 

Peter Fraser from Harbourside said “Our vision is we take mushy peas to the masses, to encourage our customers new and old to try this traditional side.  With fun activities, opportunities to try different recipes alongside an opportunity to raise some cash for our favourite local charities, it feels like a winner. The website www.mushypeaday.com  acts as a portal for ideas and activities for Mushy Pea Day.  It also allowed all participating shops and our customers to share pictures and images on what’s happening around the country and the rest of the world.  The scope for video demonstrating the perfect pea preparation, celebrity endorsements, recipes, fancy dress, competition etc is endless.  The ideas the wackier the better.   

It offers so much opportunity for good news stories for the industry.  As well as a super chance for the trade, owners and fish and chip lovers to celebrate together.   

 Let us know how you get on in 2018 email austen@chippychat.co.uk with the name of the shop and your results.

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