A Glasgow takeaway has launched a deep fried Mars Bar calzone containing nearly 2,000 calories.
Described as a ‘Glaswegian twist’ on the Italian food it is served with grated almonds on top of the pizza dough, caramel sauce and a scoop of chocolate ice cream.
It is packed with Mars Bar chunks then cooked in batter and dubbed by its owners as the "Mars-gherita Pizza".
With an estimated 1,973 calories packed into the snack, sold at Roman’s Pizzeria in Merchant City, locals have been flocking to try it.
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'Why not put a deep fried Mars Bar in a calzone?'
Roman’s general manager, Fraser Walker, said the idea behind the deep fried Mars Bar calzone came from a simple conversation with the head chef.
The 36-year-old, from Kelvindale, Glasgow, said: "Well the shop has been open here for about five and a half months and we wanted to bring out something different.
"This is because we are known for our Roman-style pizza, and after speaking to the chef about different ideas we came up with that.
"We've seen restaurants adding Nutella in a calzone so we just thought the deep fried mars bar is a Scottish thing. So why not put it in a calzone?
"It's definitely not a dessert for someone who is on a diet.
"I would say people should share it because it's very sweet unless you have a sweet tooth or are really hungry."
Costing £4.50, the calzone has been a hit with punters, with one person even asking a relative to send a pizza to Germany.
Head chef, Dawid Radzinski, said: "I've been a chef for 20 years and what we've done is completely original.
"When I first made it, we all tried it together and we all loved it. The dessert has been here since Monday and people think it's really tasty.
"I think this was a great idea"
Mars-gherita Pizza recipe
12" pizza dough = 120 calories
Two deep fried mars bars = 1,200 calories
Caramel sauce 100g = 300 calories
One tablespoon (12.6g) of sugar = 48 calories
A handful of almonds = 162 calories
One scoop of chocolate ice cream = 143 calories
Total = 1,973 calories