Chef Richard Glennie inspects one of Scotland's most infamous delicacies, a deep fried Mars Bar which has made its way onto the dessert menu at Channings, an upmarket restaurant in Edinburgh. * To gourmets dining at the Channings Restaurant in Edinburgh it has become part of the Assiette of Chocolate array of delicacies. But to anyone else, it tastes suspiciously like a deep-fried Mars bar. 16/12/04: Thousands of deep-fried Mars bars are being consumed in Scotland every week with more than one in five fish and chip shops selling them, an investigation reveals. When it first emerged in 1995 that Europe's most unhealthy nation was covering the chocolate treat in batter then deep frying it, no-one could quite believe it. Dr David Morrison, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at NHS Greater Glasgow, and Dr Mark Petticrew, Associate Director of the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, had never actually seen them for sale but after a recent mention on America's NBC Tonight Show by Jay Leno they set out to find if the deep-fried Mars bar (DFMB) was myth or fact.