Australians’ love of fish and chips has not changed, but what the yummy Friday night takeaway is packaged in sure has.
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It may seem trivial, but many people have fond memories of a time when they could stroll down to the ‘fish and chippery’ to get a delicious parcel wrapped in a page from the latest edition of the local broadsheet, and usually doused in a big pour of vinegar.
At the same time, you could get a serving of ‘scraps’ – the little, crunchy bits of batter and tiny chips dredged out of the cooking oil and sold separately.
Now, most fish and chip shops use white butchers’ paper and a cardboard box as well, which doesn’t work so well when it comes to tearing a hole in the top to let the steam out and your fingers in to grab a chip.
Did fish and chips wrapped in newspaper taste different to you? What’s your memories of the local chippy?