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Published July 7th 2019
Dessert fries have people waffling
The Chocolate Chippery in Dernancourt is home to dessert fries, an exclusive Adelaide first. Photo by Thomas Day.
Many years ago, a local takeaway store had the ingenious idea to combine yiros meat with hot chips and combine it with several sauces, creating a delicious food which has come to be known today as the infamous AB. However, to this day, what still isn't known for certain, is exactly what AB means, nor who was the first to create it. In fact, it is becoming a difficult task to find a chicken, yiros, fish and chips shop which doesn't sell the popular menu item, as word of this invention is spreading extremely quickly, with numerous take away stores rapidly adding the AB to their menu.
One such store is The Stuffed Cook, nestled within the corner of the Dernancourt Shopping Centre on Lower North East Road. Since purchasing the store several months ago, Nasim and Natasha Said have been delighting hundreds of customers with their comprehensive, fresh, delicious and tasty menu, of which the original AB is only one of the many choices of food on offer. However, in an exclusive Adelaide first, the Saids have taken the AB one step further, replacing the yiros meat and savoury sauces, with sweet toppings like fresh strawberries, crushed biscuits and oreos, mini marshmallows, chocolate drops, fairy floss, and then finishing with sweet sauces such as maple, chocolate, strawberry, Nutella and caramel, an idea which originated whilst they were on their honeymoon in Italy. This idea was so innovative that the Saids couldn't keep it a secret, and just had to share it, and hence, dessert fries were born. Thanks must go to Nasim and Natasha, for their creation is something truly unique, and what sweet dreams are truly made of.
The origin of the original AB is still quite the mystery. Photo by Thomas Day
Nasim Said has hinted at opening another store if the business succeeds. Photo sourced from The Chocolate Chippery Facebook page.
So far, Nasim and Natasha have created a total of fourteen different dessert fries combinations, and as such, decided it would be a worthwhile idea to create a separate but interconnected business, primarily for dessert fries only. Hence, The Chocolate Chippery was established, and currently trades within The Stuffed Chook store. However, Nasim has indicated that if the dessert fries succeed, he will begin looking for a second store to cope with such demand. If my experience and conversation with him recently is anything to go by, it won't be long before he needs to start looking for that second shop.
Having fourteen different varieties to choose from, means that it is hard to select the one to try first, but to tempt and tantalise your taste buds, perhaps it would be one of a selection of favourites detailed below:
The Original Sweet cinnamon fries layered with fresh strawberries, biscuit crumble, white chocolate buttons, and a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Most important to any store though, is their standard of customer service. Nasim and Natasha Said and their staff certainly know this well, and as such, the service provided is always friendly, exceptional and of the highest standard, and is the model for real and genuine customer service. Staff treat every customer with respect, making it obvious that they value the business of each of their customers, and consequently, return visits are something for customers to look forward to, as one visit just isn't enough.
Nasim Said and wife Natasha, founders of The Chocolate Chippery. Photo sourced from The Chocolate Chippery Facebook page.
Therefore, based upon exceptional customer service, and a diverse range of delicious dessert fries to choose from, there are now two important decisions to make. The first, is an easy one: go there right now. The second, is much harder: choosing which flavour to try first. Either way, it will be money well spent, so don't wait until you become green with envy at the sight of another person enjoying their dessert fries, do yourself a favour, and try them for yourself! You know you want to.