Grantham shop marks anniversary with 99p fish and chips

Dave and Ali Wells of Wellies chip shop on Springfield Road.601B
Dave and Ali Wells of Wellies chip shop on Springfield Road.601B
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Wellies fish and chip shop in Grantham will be serving up 99p portions of Norwegian cod and chips on Saturday, May 17, to celebrate Norway Day in the UK.

The 99p dish is being served by chippies in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution. A total of 16 tonnes of cod has been gifted to 99 shops around the country, including Wellies on Springfield Road, as part of the initiative.

The Norwegian Seafood Council is working in partnership with the fryers to offer fish and chip fans the chance to hark back to the golden era of fish and chips and purchase a portion of their favourite takeaway for just 99p.

Alison Wells, from Wellies, said: “We are so pleased to be taking part in this annual celebration. Fish and chips are a firm favourite in Grantham. I know that our customers will enjoy the delicious Norwegian cod and chips on offer - and they will certainly enjoy the prices too.”

Norwegian cod is a popular choice for British chippies due to its firm flesh and flaky texture, its light, delicate flavour, versatility and good quality. The sustainability of Norwegian cod stocks are carefully managed in order to safeguard the fish for generations to come. This means that Norwegian cod is in plentiful supply, so much so that the vast majority of cod sold by fish and chip shops in the UK is caught in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea off the northern Norwegian coast.

Jack-Robert Møller, UK Director for the NSC, said: “Norway has provided UK fish and chips shops with delicious cod from the icy Barents Sea for nearly 70 years now. We are so pleased that due to the abundance of sustainable cod in Norway, that we are able to give the gift of this fish to the East Midlands in celebration of our historic Norway Day.”