Spooky season is here, with a myriad of things to get up to this October around Glasgow. As a result, businesses are also getting into the spirit of things, and Fat Hippo has introduced some seriously dark additions to their menu, only available until the end of this month. Guests can indulge in an actual black burger and cheese balls, and no, they’re not burnt!
Fat Hippo is famed for its quality ingredients and quirky flavours, not shy of pushing burger boundaries. Recently, the Newcastle-based brand did The Big D’Oh, a Simpsons-inspired doughnut burger, and now, the Hocus Porkus burger will trick AND treat visitors this season.
Fat Hippo also had to rename the holiday to “Hippoween”, and, to be honest, we’re here for it. So, on the menu this “Hippoween” we have the Black Cheese Balls, a reinvented customer favourite, and “what can only be described as cheesy sorcery”, the charcoal-coated orbs, hubble and bubbled in sriracha and ranch, will sure be casting some love spells.
The black Hocus Pocus burger has already proven to be a hit in previous years, and this year is no different. The infamous black bun is loaded with the signature beef patty, gooey American cheese, crunchy pork scratchings, tortilla-crusted jalapeño poppers, black pudding and bacon crumb and Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce, topped with garlic mayo, “to keep the vampires away”.
Plus, there are special Hippoween Hand Cut Chips, too. Hippo seasoned thick hand-cut chips, loaded with garlic butter mayo crispy black pudding and smokey bacon crumb. The “Hippoween” menu is only up for grabs until October 31, so don’t be sleeping on it!
Fat Hippo Executive Chef, Richard Nelson said; “Our BurgerLab love to get creative and Hippoween is always the outlet for their craziest ideas. Working hard for months to make their nightmares a reality, the idea of black cheese balls has come to life. This means a new cooking approach, but always freshly prepared mozzarella and secret batter recipe resulting in the same great taste with no compromises on flavour. This one is freak-ishly good!”