We’ve all seen the various polls for the best pasties and pasty shops in Cornwall. But who serves up the worst pasty? Brenda Frisbee investigations.
3. The Marzipan Pasty
Discovered in one of Newquay’s many gift shops, aptly named, The Gift Shop, the Marzipan Pasty turned out to be just that – a solid block of fuc*king marzipan. Right on!
2. Merlins Magic Pasty
Bought from a catering van called Tezs, in Tintagel, there was nothing magical about Merlins Magic Pasty… or Tez’s enthusiasm for apostrophes. The pasty was hard as a rock on the outside, and soft on the inside. And it oddly enough, it even looked like an armadillo. Pass the sick bag!
1. The Fish & Chocolate Pasty
“Made from locally caught fish (species unknown) and covered in the finest Belgian chocolate. A popular choice for second home owners,” joked the maid serving at The Half-Baked Pasty Shop in St Ives. She wasn’t laughing when I said I’ll have one. She actually looked worried. Outside the shop I broke off the top corner of the pasty and noticed a seagull giving me a worried look, before taking flight in the opposite direction. Wise move!