Munchy box facts for kids
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Region or state||Scotland|
|Main ingredients||Kebab meat, fried chicken, pizza, chicken tikka, samosas, onion rings, chow mein noodles, pakora, naan bread, garlic bread, coleslaw|
A munchy box or munchie box is an inexpensive fast-food product sold from takeaway restaurants, primarily in the West of Scotland and Glasgow in particular, but also in the East from Aberdeen to St Boswells. They are also now sold by many takeaways across the UK. It consists of an assortment of fast foods served in a large pizza box.
Ingredients and nutrition
The contents of a munchy box vary but may typically include kebab meat, fried chicken, pizza, chicken tikka, samosas, onion rings, chow mein noodles, pakora, naan bread, garlic bread, coleslaw, other fast foods and sauces such as curry sauce. There is sometimes a salad item and, invariably, chips or fried rice. The energy content of sample munchy boxes has been reported as between 1224 and 5000 calories while their salt content was estimated to be more than double the 6g daily recommended maximum for an adult. While it is not clear whether a munchy box is actually intended to be consumed as a meal for one, there has been concern at the health implications if it is consumed in this way.
There have been reports of healthier options of munchy boxes. The healthy option might be composed of tortillas, cherry tomatoes, a salad, boiled eggs, sliced gammons, raw red onions, nachos, chicken mayo, a sprinkling of cheese and other healthy foods. Sushi is sometimes included in the healthier option.
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