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It's National Kebab Day so try... a chocolate kebab

If you don’t fancy celebrating with Abrakebabra today… there are alternative kebab fillings out there, you know.

DECEMBER 8 IS significant for so many (non-news) reasons – the customary exodus of rural Ireland to cities for Christmas shopping and now, because Abrakebabra has decided it should be National Kebab Day.

To be fair, Abrakebabra are donating €1 to Childline from every doner kebab sold at €2 today around the country. But if you’re not a fan of meat on a stick, can we tempt you with this… a chocolate kebab. It’s all the rage in Sicily, according to makers Techfood. It’s literally ice-cream on a giant rotating spit; shavings of the gelato are sliced off and put in a sweet pitta bread. Random Good Stuff spotted it near the Palermo train station.

Image: TechFood Italia

It’s not the first time Italians have tried to mess with kebab ‘cuisine’. In August this year, Massimo Botocci, mayor of Cittadella in Padua, ordered all shops in the town to stop selling kebabs and hot sandwiches because of the smell (according to Helium and AFP) and health and safety reasons. However, some members of the local migrant community claimed in the Gulf News that the move might have been to “hurt immigrants and Muslims” in the town.

There have been no such complaints filed against meat kebabs in Ireland. Panto exile Georgia Salpa and Abrakebabra gold card holder Keith Duffy certainly seemed in the mood for a bite last week:

Pic: Photocall Ireland

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